Louise Mee

An interview with Dan Lepard at San Sebastian (First for Foodies!)

An interview with Dan Lepard at San Sebastian (First for Foodies!)

The Basque city of San Sebastian has long been renowned for its fabulous food but now it is officially the best place to eat in the world, as judged by Which Consumer group experts. San Sebastian emerged as the favourite food destination with a score of 81%, beating the other well-known culinary capitals of Tokyo, Sydney, New York and Paris. The judges, comprising of restaurant critics, food authors and bloggers, were impressed by the standard of Pintxos […]

Beautiful Aragon in Spain – so much to offer to holidaymakers!

Beautiful Aragon in Spain – so much to offer to holidaymakers!

Aragon in Spain is a land of distinctive landscapes from its snowy Pyrenean peaks and rust-coloured plains to its lush green valleys, and yet it is often overlooked by the tourist throngs. Its terrain is harsh and dramatic; its scenery breath-taking and impressive. It is remotely serene and more peaceful than the heaving Costas, whilst providing a host of activities – if you only know where to find them! Geographically located in the North East […]

The critical secrets to stress-free family holidays in Spain!

The critical secrets to stress-free family holidays in Spain!

Are you counting down the days until you can leave your cares behind and fly off to Spain for a week of sun, sand and sea – or are you more concerned about sunburn, stress and sickness? If the thought of travelling to Spain with your family fills you with dread then you are not alone, a quarter of people claim to need another holiday just after returning from their annual family vacation. But fear […]

iVolve a Peseta! - The Peseta is Back!

iVolve a Peseta! – The Peseta is Back!

… at least for residents of Villamayor de Santiago, Cuenca. Probably better known for its famous Manchego cheese and links to Don Quijote, the small town is hitting the headlines due to an innovative economic scheme. Faced with slumping sales in the region, Luis Miguel Campayo, head of the local merchants’ association, came up with the novel idea in order to stimulate the local economy. If people are not spending Euros, he guessed that they […]

Appetite for Spain growing, encouraged by great food and wonderful wines

Appetite for Spain growing, encouraged by great food and wonderful wines

The popularity of Spanish food and wines is on the up and up! Surreptitiously Spanish food products have been taking up residence on the supermarket shelf. On a recent trip to my Irish supermarket I noticed a few new products nestling amongst the curry sauces and fajita mixes; paella seasoning, alioli, smoked paprika and patatas bravas sauce have made an appearance. Whilst olives and chorizo are now commonplace in the supermarket aisles we are definitely […]

Sevilla and falling in love with Spain

Sevilla and falling in love with Spain

If you are looking for a quick break or a base for an extended trip around Andalusia you would be wise to head directly for Seville and do not pass Go! As the capital of Andalusia, there is much to admire; culture, food and dance set against a stunning backdrop of ornate and stylish architecture. Set on the banks of the Guadalquivir, it is hard not to be struck by the beauty of Sevilla. The […]