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‘Zero’ food and drink not always sugar-free

CONSUMER organisation OCU has warned that food and soft drinks branded “zero” are not necessarily sugar-free. There is no law to say that manufacturers and brand designers are obliged to guarantee products labelled “zero” do not contain sugar, even though the average shopper would assume this to be the case, automatically. In many cases, “zero” […]

Cheers! I’m just popping down to get a drink, dear! 

AN amazing underwater winery at El Poris de Abona offers an exclusive experience for wine lovers, at around 18 metres deep. And Roberto Gonzalez, head of Bodega Submarina, is certain that this is the first time underwater wine-tasting has been carried out, anywhere in the world, The idea comes from a Tenerife-based company, in Poris, and, […]

Mr Chen

by Paul Waller JUST opposite the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos, down from the main bus station, near the Hotel Sol Princess, is this new, superb restaurant, brought to you by one of the owners of Wok Chinatown. The concept is the same. You can eat as much as you like for one price, […]

Christmas food customs around the world

Argentina: After attending Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, a traditional meal would include roast pig, turkey and pan dulce (a sweet Christmas bread). Christmas occurs during the summertime, and many families barbecue Christmas dinner, or spend the day at the beach. Australia: On Christmas Eve, snacks are left out for Father Christmas (biscuits and milk, […]

The Empire strikes back

EMPIRE Modern Restaurant and Steakhouse, in the Safari Centre in Central Las Americas, is renowned for great British food and amazing steaks. But it’s finally back, and what we have all been waiting for – The Empire Sunday Roast. Only served during the winter season, we got to try it on the first weekend it […]

Grapeful thanks to our ‘cooking’ wine

ANYONE who lives in Spain, or visits the country regularly, will have no doubt about why it is virtually impossible to find imported wines. Yet with just about every grape variety on earth, prices ranging from 99 cents to several hundreds of euros, and wine regions in almost every Spanish province, you’ll find the perfect […]

Fagan’s Eating House

RECENTLY, staff at the Canarian Weekly were lucky enough to be invited to the pre-opening of Fagan’s Eating House, in San Eugenio Alto. The evening was designed to give guests a taste of what they could expect when dining there, when the restaurant officially opened this week. The car park was ample, and almost adjacent […]

Rooftop fine dining, under the stars!

By Stefania Robero WE now have something new and different in Los Cristianos! The Swan and their head chef Tim have, very proudly, put together a very exclusive and special “Rooftop Terrace dining experience”, an intimate fine-dining feast, under the stars! We arrived, slightly unsure of what to expect, and, after a welcome drink, were […]

 ‘Fakes’ shatter honey industry

PRODUCTS from China, said to be “fakes”, are destroying Cordoba’s honey industry, according to angry farmers, who say their profits are 50% down this year. The Far East produce, which often consists of mostly rice or corn syrup, is imported at much cheaper prices, making local products less competitive and cutting beekeepers’ profits drastically. Lorenzo […]

Canary Island cheese high on the Oscar list

THREE cheeses produced in Spain have been selected among the world’s top 15 from nearly 3,500 others, chosen in more than 40 countries, and some are extremely affordable. The ceremony, considered to be the Oscars of the cheese industry, took place in Bergen, Norway. And hats off to Fuerteventura’s Maxorata medium-matured with paprika, or Semicurado […]

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