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Andalusia and the Spanish Civil War – Part 1

Spain’s darkest hours are still fresh in the memory of many who had family members who fought in the conflict and are still living, and that is why honoring the many who perished in the conflict is still a delicate concern. This is far different than remembering the dead of WWI or some other past […]

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The Wine of Granada – Part 2

Hitting the headlines in the wine world in the last fifty years or so have been the wines of the Granada region and southern Spain. The Andalusian countryside has become scattered with many small vineyards during the past few decades and cities such as Granada, Malaga, Jaen, Cordoba, Cadiz and Seville are leading the way […]

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The Food of Granada – Part 2

We continue munching our way through the fantastic food of Granada and will taste even more delightful dishes that have helped to form the cuisine of this great historical city in southern Spain. We start the second part of our culinary journey with a dish called Olla de San Anton. Olla de San Anton A […]

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The Wine of Granada – Part 1

Not too long ago Spanish wine was pretty simple stuff, it was thought of as pretty decent but had none of the revered status of other nations such as France or Italy. Only the wines of the north of Spain were taken seriously, except Sherry of course. This preconception of Spanish wines being fairly ordinary […]

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The Food of Granada – Part 1

Granada has an amazing cultural history and in its past people like the Romans, the Moors and the Spanish all added their own unique pieces to the diversity of the Granada jigsaw. It is a melting pot of different nations and it is their varying culture that has left an indelible mark on the food […]

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The History of Granada, Part 2

In part two of our blog to discover the history and culture that formed Granada we look more at the Moorish influences that helped form the town into a great city. Up to 1013, the settlement that is now called Granada was once held by the Iberian tribes, the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Visigoths and […]

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The History of Granada, Part 1

Granada is one of Spain’s oldest cities and has a mixed and at times troubled past. Situated in Andalusia, it sits proudly at the foot of the great Sierra Nevada mountains which are the highest peaks in the whole of Spain. Like all great cities, it is flanked by water, and in Granada’s case it […]

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