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How the Moors Influenced Spanish Cuisine

With every bite of their Sunday paella, Spanish families—whether they realize it or not–are paying homage to the old Moorish kingdom of Al-Ándalus, one of the greatest civilizations that Iberia has ever known. How did this relationship evolve? It began in the year 711 C.E, when the Moors soundly defeated […]

Your Guide to the Best Carnivals in Spain 

If you were to take a series of snapshots of Carnival around the world, they might all look markedly different: a painted mask floating out of the evening fog in Venice; a jewel-studded headdress on a scantily clad dancer in Rio; an enormous Krishna riding on a float down a […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Whitewashed Walls of Arcos, Andalucia

Photographer: Zu Sanchez Capture Date:  September 2010 Location: Arcos, Andalusia, Spain About: One of Andalucia’s most dramatically positioned pueblos blancos (white villages), it’s precariously positioned on top of a rocky limestone ridge; its whitewashed houses and majestic stone castle walls halting abruptly as a sheer cliff face plunges down to the lush valley of the river Guadalete […]

Spanish Recipe: Andalusian-style Roasted Turkey

With origins mainly in Asia, North Africa, and Western Europe, wild birds such as wood pigeon, quail, pheasant, goose, duck, and partridge are found in numerous and varied preparations throughout the Iberian peninsula, influenced by traditions of Europe (present in the use of alcohol, patés, pine nuts and truffles, of […]

Vuelta España Stages 1-4: Sevilla, Jerez, Montilla, Malaga

Spain is world famous for its bright and festive atmosphere, a place where terraces are filled with laughter and plazas are brimming with children playing, guitars strumming and people clapping to the traditional flamenco beat. But nowhere on the peninsula can this cultural heritage be more amply experienced than in […]

Bar Zim: A Wine Bar Boasting of Rustic Authenticity

Finding a quality “wine bar” in Barcelona is like finding a tapas restaurant without cured Spanish ham, challenging! For me, a quality wine bar isn’t about pomp and flash, nor is it about who can have the most wines from Rioja. A quality wine bar doesn’t need an attractive metrosexual […]