A blog about Spain; its culture, gastronomy and people. Basically I write about my experiences in Spain and try to share the best of this magnificent and varied country with those who have an interest in all things Spanish. Anything from recipes,fiestas,photos,birds of prey,walks,wine,bodegas, meals,mountains and .visits to new places. My name is Paddy Waller and I have lived in Spain for more than 25 years. I hope you enjoy the blog. Disfruta!
Wine is the lifeblood of Spain. Pure and simple. It is tradition, culture, gastronomy, family and an intricate part of life here.There’s hardly a region that doesn’t produce the noble fermented juice. It’s three thousand year old industry, which since Phoenician … Continue reading →
In terms of great recipes and excellent food the secret is in the raw materials. This is what any chef in the world will tell you. It is ,of course, true and this concept can be applied to many walks … Continue reading →
Not far from the inland town of Utiel, in Valencia, there is a large basin for treading grapes which has a canal connecting it to a holding tank. Oooh! Wow! So? Well, the interesting thing about this ‘production unit’ is … Continue reading →
Last Saturday we went to the 2nd Gastronomic Tasting(2ª Cata Gastronomica) in Xativa at Casa Bernabe. The chance to taste and drink some excellent local fare in a beautiful setting. Not only that, the weather was perfect. Casa Bernabe:the setting … Continue reading →