Cedeira Percebes

Feasting on gangrenous witches’ toes

CEDEIRA (A CORUÑA) FESTA DO PERCEBE – GOOSENECK BARNACLE FAIR JULY 29 & 30     Cedeira is one of the prettiest fishing villages in Galicia, and the surrounding area is one of breathtaking natural beauty, boasting the highest cliffs in continental Europe at 2,000ft. The town population swells in the summer months due to…

Bica Amantecada – A Piece Of Cake

Bica is a type of cake made chiefly in Castro Caldelas (Lugo) and Pobla de Trives (Ourense) in the Galician heartland. Milucho and Malena of Panadería Peña in Castro Caldelas have been making it for decades and no breakfast table worth its salt would be complete without their delicious, artisanally crafted Bica Amantecada. After years…

Auga Mareira - Packaged Sea Water

Auga Mareira – Packaged Sea Water

We all know that Spain has ruled the haute cuisine roost in recent years, deftly displacing the French from the top perch. This culinary prominence has brought about an astonishing revolution in the development of food products aimed at the kitchens of feted michelin star chefs like Joan Roca, Carme Ruscalleda and others. According to…

All for a good cause…

The Cantabrian Sea in Spain covers a huge area from the Basque Country bordering France, heading west through Cantabria, Asturias and finally Galicia, where it collides head on with the Atlantic Ocean at beautiful Estaca de Bares. In the English speaking world we loosely refer to this sea as the Bay of Biscay, an English…

Restaurante Acio

Restaurante Acio – Santiago de Compostela

Meet Iago Castrillón and Eva Pizarro, joint owners of Restaurante Acio in Santiago de Compostela, winners of the 1st prize in the “Revelation Restaurant” category at the prestigious gastro show Madrid Fusion 2013. The jury, made up of more than forty representatives from the Spanish gastronomic press, placed their votes in absolute secrecy. This year,…