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G&T… ice and a slice

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G&T… ice and a slice? The tinkle of ice. The scent of fresh-cut lemon and the cool, bittersweet, tongue-tickling fizz of that first sip. A perfectly seamless blend of crisp, junipery gin and thirst quenchingly zesty tonic water, it’s no wonder that Gin and Tonic is one of the most popular summertime drinks. Certain drinks are irrevocably […]

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Spanish Strawberries

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If you are reading this article as you eat your morning breakfast of fruit and yoghurt, the chances are the strawberries in your bowl are home grown right here in Spain. Andie Anderson tells us more. The continuing growth of the strawberry sector in Huelva, Spain continues to symbolise one of the greatest successes in […]

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Asian Cuisine

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From China to Thailand, Japan to India, the cuisines of Asian origin are as fascinating as they are delicious.   Let’s start with Chinese cuisine: The Chinese people enjoy eating good food at all levels of society so cooking has developed into a very sophisticated art form. There are naturally many kinds of Chinese food from North […]

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Hammam Al Ándalus

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  Located in the city’s historic centre, the Hammam Al Ándalus is a recently renovated monumental space that captures the essence of the old Arab baths of Al Ándalus. Its cold, warm and hot water thermal baths form part of the ritual of purification and together with steam, rest and massage rooms, make up an architectural ensemble characterised by beautiful […]

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Sardines, Summer Style

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It is often said that one of summer’s pleasures in Spain is eating fresh sardines, roasted on a fire in the salt air at the beach.  For readers new to the art of sardines allow me to explain. The sardines are speared on skewers stuck into the sand in front of the flames and grilled until crackly. The aroma […]

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Christmas at El Avalon is special…

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El Avalon reopens from it’s winter break on the 18th December to help you celebrate the festive season. As well as serving the ever popular Winter menu Kevin cooks up a storm in the kitchen producing some fantastic Christmas specials. Christmas Eve lunch, Christmas Day lunch and dinner and Boxing Day lunch and dinner are […]

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