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Delicious Deli take-out!

HAVE you ever got home, fancied something nice to eat, but couldn’t be bothered to cook, or get ready to go out? So you decide to get a delivery, but then the household argument ensues. “I want Indian”; “No, I want Chinese”; “But I want fish and chips”; “Hmph, I want a burger”. Sound familiar?  […]

Watch out for a seafood con

SPANISH consumers have been warned about a widespread seafood con, involving scammers swapping expensive products for cheaper alternatives. A new report by the national Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (Aecosan), has alerted restaurant-goers to the particular dangers of eating escolar. Escolar, an inexpensive but tasty fish, is being sold fraudulently as tuna, […]

Chinese cause a huge Iberian ham concern

SPAIN is in danger of running short of Iberian ham, which is one of its most-beloved delicacies, because Chinese consumers have developed a love of it and can’t get enough! Their demand for the product is now threatening to exhaust supplies. And, as the best-quality ham takes a long time to produce, the increase in […]

Sowing the sedes for good health

The edible seeds of a pumpkin, or any member of the squash family, are also commonly known as pepitas. These flat, dark-green seeds are chewy and delicious, offering a sweet, nutty flavour whether eaten raw, roasted or mixed into your favourite dish! They are packed with every kind of health benefit that you could possibly […]

Butter ’em up with cabbage

CABBAGE is a leafy vegetable of the Brassica family, and is round or oval in shape. It consists of soft, light green or whitish inner leaves, covered with harder, dark-green outer ones. It is widely used throughout the world, and can be prepared in a number of ways, but, most commonly, it is included, either […]

Made with love at El Corazon

A FEW months ago, we were treated to a “High Tea” at El Corazon, in Chayofa Country Club. It was so nice, we decided to go back and sample their evening à la carte menu, and it didn’t disappoint. We were given a very warm welcome by owners Jason and Sarah, who made us feel […]

Spinach so special

SPINACH is believed to be of Persian origin. By the 12th century, it spread across Europe and became a desirable leafy green, known for good health, a reputation that stands firm to this day. The name Florentine is often used to describe dishes containing spinach and a creamy sauce. It is thought that this name […]

Just say cheese!

CHEESE is a nutritious food, made mostly from the milk of cows, but also other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, reindeer, camels and yaks. Around 4,000 years ago, people started to breed animals and process their milk, and that’s when cheese was born. Serving and storage Unpasteurised cheese with a range of flavours should not […]

Bombay Babu’s new station!

BOMBAY Babu’s eagerly-awaited Indian Tandoori Restaurant, in Playa La Arena high street, has finally arrived after a refurbishment programme lasting some three months. It means the long wait is over for tourists and residents on the west coast of Tenerife, and the fourth Bombay Babu Restaurant enjoyed a great response when it opened last week. […]

Vegetarian delights

by Maggie Rose MONDAY saw the launch of the new veggie menu at Hard Rock Café in Playa de Las Americas, and we were there to sample the new culinary additions! Well, where do I start? Everything was so delicious! We began with a couple of non-alcoholic cocktails. I sampled the Mango-Berry Cooler, which was […]

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