Category Archives: Food and Drink

Málaga & The Costa del Sol with travel journalist Lisa Francesca Nand



This week I‘m joined by travel journalist and host of The Big Travel Podcast, Lisa Francesca Nand.  Lisa spent her childhood living on the Costa del Sol from the age of seven when her parents relocated from the north of England to the fishing village of Los Boliches near Fuengirola. Lisa recalls her childhood memories … Continue reading Málaga & The Costa del Sol with travel journalist Lisa Francesca Nand


Zipping around Zaragoza – a weekend in the capital of Aragón



Join me for a whirlwind wander around Zaragoza, the beautiful capital of the Spanish autonomous region of Aragón. I zipped up to Zaragoza on the AVE from Madrid to meet an old friend who lives in Barcelona. It´s the perfect half-way meeting place. In this episode I explore the city and visit some of Zaragoza´s … Continue reading Zipping around Zaragoza – a weekend in the capital of Aragón


Winter warmth in Gran Canaria – Exploring Canary Island life with Alex Bramwell



In this episode I take you with me as I escape the winter blues and head to Las Palmas on Gran Canaria with Karina in search of winter warmth for the New Year. I meet up with Gran Canaria-born photographer and all-round Canary Island expert, Alex Bramwell to explore what Gran Canaria and the other … Continue reading Winter warmth in Gran Canaria – Exploring Canary Island life with Alex Bramwell


Eat Out Madrid – Talking about Spain’s food lover community with Valentina Ruffoni



I talk about the Madrid restaurant scene and foodie community in the Spanish capital with Eat Out Madrid founder Valentina Ruffoni. Eat Out Madrid is a Facebook community where food fans can share their personal reviews, recommendations and photos. I talk to Valentina about Madrid’s restaurant scene, dining culture and culture shocks and favourite foods … Continue reading Eat Out Madrid – Talking about Spain’s food lover community with Valentina Ruffoni


Vegan & Vegetarian Spain with The Alternative Travelers



This week I explore the vegan and vegetarian food scene in Spain with vegans, bloggers and full-time travellers Sam and Veren. Sam and Veren run a sustainable vegan travel blog, alternativetravelers.com and have spent time living, working and travelling and of course eating vegan in Spain. They’ve recently published The Madrid Vegan Guidebook and have … Continue reading Vegan & Vegetarian Spain with The Alternative Travelers


Jamón Jamón! Spanish Ham 101 – Ibérico vs Serrano



An episode dedicated to that quintessential Spanish delicacy, jamón. When visiting Spain it’s a must-try tasty treat. I meet food guide Margit Sperling at Hermanos Benito Jamonería in Madrid’s Mostenses Market. With the help of ‘Jamonero’ José Ignacio Benito we sample Ibérico ham and Serrano ham and compare the differences. Margit gives useful advice on … Continue reading Jamón Jamón! Spanish Ham 101 – Ibérico vs Serrano


Discovering Spanish wine with Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid



This week I’m talking all about el vino, Spanish wine. To help me explore the world of Spanish wine I’ve enlisted the help of wine lovers, wine experts Luke Darracott and Roque Madrid. In the episode I head along to their wine shop called Madrid & Darracott where we talk about the history of Spanish … Continue reading Discovering Spanish wine with Luke Darracott & Roque Madrid


Tapas – Talking and tasting with Margit Sperling from Walk & Eat Spain



Talking and tasting tapas with Margit Sperling from Walk and Eat Spain tour. Margit runs her own neighbourhood food tours in Madrid with a focus on the Malasaña barrio where she lives. In this episode we stop off in a couple of Margit´s favorite tapas stops, to sample cheese, wine and cañas. Along the way … Continue reading Tapas – Talking and tasting with Margit Sperling from Walk & Eat Spain


Chefugee: food, Spain’s refugees & a project building appetities not walls



In this episode of When in Spain I’m talking about refugees in Spain and a fantastic project and association based here in Madrid called Chefugee.  What is Chefugee? Chefugee collaborates closely with refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world to organize culinary events – from pop up dinners and lunches to catering, team … Continue reading Chefugee: food, Spain’s refugees & a project building appetities not walls


Spain’s evolving craft beer scene: supping ale at Madrid’s La Osita Pub



I discuss the growing craft beer scene in Spain with David Ross and Patrick Tuck at their new Madrid pub La Osita. (The little bear) David and Patrick are craft ale brewers, pub owners, friends and business partners. I head along to meet them at their newly-opened craft beer pub in the heart of Madrid. … Continue reading Spain’s evolving craft beer scene: supping ale at Madrid’s La Osita Pub