Category Archives: Food and Drink

Talking Andalucía with Spain blogger Molly Piccavey



An interview with award-winning Spain blogger and Andalucía expert, Molly Piccavey. In this episode dedicated to Spain’s southern region of Andalucía, we talk about how Molly set-up and has grown her blog piccavey.com to a top 50 travel blog. Molly shares here take on what to see, visit, eat and drink in Andalucía. We’ll also … Continue reading Talking Andalucía with Spain blogger Molly Piccavey


Holy sweets! Buying convent cookies from cloistered nuns – WIS033



I wanted a biscuit to enjoy with my coffee. But this week instead of heading to a supermarket for a run of the mill cookie, I went on a more mysterious shopping expedition to satiate my sweet fix. Yes, I went to see a nun. Well, actually not see, because like all nuns who bake … Continue reading Holy sweets! Buying convent cookies from cloistered nuns – WIS033


Top Spanish products – A shopping list of food, drink, fashion & a mop



Products that SCREAM spain! What are they? In this episode of When in Spain I take a walk around Madrid and try to identify 16 quintessential Spanish products, mostly food I have to admit! I also take a look at the stories and history behind the items on my Spanish shopping list. Join me on … Continue reading Top Spanish products – A shopping list of food, drink, fashion & a mop


A very Spanish Christmas! Festivities, food & traditions – WIS025



If you’d like to see as well as hear the sights in this episode, check out this episode as a video on the new When in Spain YouTube channel. I hit Madrid’s Christmas market to see what’s on offer and talk about the Spanish Christmas and New Year timetable. I head up to Doña Manolita’s … Continue reading A very Spanish Christmas! Festivities, food & traditions – WIS025


Alternative things to do in Madrid & moving to Barcelona – WIS020



In this bonus episode I answer a few questions from listeners…Alternative things to see and do in Madrid, advice for moving to Barcelona and a future episode on healthcare and health insurance in Spain. Also, how about some When in Spain episodes in Spanish? Over to you… FOLLOW WHEN IN SPAIN 📺Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2SOrKrL … Continue reading Alternative things to do in Madrid & moving to Barcelona – WIS020


Shops, shopping Spanish style and opening hours – WIS014



Let’s hit the shops! Need a stamp? Run out of milk and everything’s closed? Fancy some churros? I’ll take a look at Spain’s traditional shops, run through their names and admire how they continue to survive in the face of the big supermarket chains. I’ll also talk about how to navigate Spain’s sometimes frustrating opening … Continue reading Shops, shopping Spanish style and opening hours – WIS014


Spanish Beer – Brands, Bars and how to order like a native – WIS013



Cerveza! Yes, a whole episode dedicated to beer! Salud! Spain is the 4th biggest beer producer in Europe and the 10th biggest in the world. But, ordering a beer can be a confusing experience. Do you order a caña or a tubo? What’s the difference between a copa and a doble? How big is a … Continue reading Spanish Beer – Brands, Bars and how to order like a native – WIS013


Spain vs England – The cultures collide! WIS012



Spain vs England! I examine the cultural differences between Spain and the UK with the help of some of my Spanish friends who live and work in England. Let battle commence! I chat with Paula, Diego, Pedro and English ally Dan about the pros and cons of living in Spain and the UK, the things … Continue reading Spain vs England – The cultures collide! WIS012