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A burger to remember!

Food 1

WHEN first arriving at Smokey’s Beer Garden, two things struck me; its elevated position with amazing views over the beach and sea, and the gentle, smokey aroma coming from the kitchen. It was as though I had just arrived at a friend’s house for a BBQ, knowing that all those old favourite flavours were about […]

Home-made, and heavenly!

Food 2

Alejandra Cafe Bar & Grill, Costa del Silencio WHEN I was asked to provide a food review at a restaurant in my village, I jumped at the chance to revisit an eaterie I used to frequent a lot. Work commitments means it has been quite difficult for me to get there recently. But the Alejandra […]

It’s a real Gorilla thrilla

Food 5

Gorilla Grill Pub & Kitchen, Torviscas By Mel Faulkner I HAD a fabulous opportunity this week to sample the delights of the new, swanky “Gorilla Grill” in Torviscas, close to Puerto Colon beach and next to Bombay Babu. The restaurant is part of the Bombay Babu chain, known for its stunning, freshly-made, Indian food. Gorilla […]

It just gets tastier!

Food 2

Food review: Adeje Chicken Restaurant WE had a fabulous welcome from the family who run Adeje’s Chicken Restaurant in the heart of Buzanada, and that was just the start of our superb, lunchtime visit. Mum Chemy is in the kitchen, at the helm of her fresh, home-cooked, secret recipes, while son Bryan and his wife, […]

Taste of the good life

Food 1

IT was pouring in Los Cristianos on Saturday, but everyone was delighted. The sun glinted off the glasses as the wine poured forth from some of the best Canarian bodegas. The seafront promenade was the place to be, with 14 wine stalls, complemented by six others serving food. From small tasters to full bottles, the […]

You’ll fall for artichokes

Food 2

THE prime artichoke season is now here, which means vegetarians will be on the look-out for the thistle-related plants. These knobbly-green flower buds have been a Mediterranean favourite for centuries and could well have originated in Andalucía. Despite their long history, artichokes have often been described as ugly and undesirable. Yet Greek mythology has it […]

British veg costs too ‘aggressive’

Food 1

PRODUCERS in Spain have caned the British press over its coverage of the vegetable shortage by Spanish producers. Several articles in the media there accused Spain of storing the vegetables and salad produce, so they can sell them later at a higher price. Fernando Gomez, head of the Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producers and […]

Sweet taste of seaweed is gourmet’s real treat

Local 23

A SPANISH pastry chef is pioneering a sea change in gastronomy using the green stuff that floats in the ocean. Seaweed is the shock secret ingredient in patisserie maestro Carles Mampel’s ground-breaking new repertoire of gourmet sweets, biscuits and cakes. Algae-stuffed truffles, cookies and muffins will all soon be on offer thanks to his culinary […]

Sticking to what’s best

Food 2

YOU either love it or hate it, much like several other foods available in the shops, but a nice stick of celery will provide your body with a lot of goodness. For those celery-haters among you, or those who are unsure about this vegetable, you might want to reconsider eating it when you have read […]

Steak-out flop

Food 1

NATIONAL Police arrested a 42-year-old man after a fight broke out between a member of staff and a customer in a Las Palmas  supermarket in Gran Canaria. The employee, who tried to stop him as he attempted to escape with a package, ran after him and caught the man, holding a sirloin steak. The customer, […]

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