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7 authentic Spanish recipes to savour Galicia’s sun, sea and seafood
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7 authentic Spanish recipes to savour Galicia’s sun, sea and seafood

“Today you’re going to make seven dishes for your dinner,” Rocio our chef and soon-to-be tutor at Quinta de San Amaro enthused. It was already gone 7pm and with a no-work, no-eat task ahead, my group of travel writers felt rather daunted. We were fine with eating to Spanish time, but would we really be able to cook these authentic Spanish recipes in time to actually eat them today? Next Rocio introduced us to some of the ingredients we’d be using. First she thrust an octopus head-first into the air so its tentacles hung long beneath it. Then she drew our attention to a glass full of long razor clams, their shells open for us to see their occupants. Next up in this seafood fest were clams and mussels, all of whom were firmly hidden away from view, and large, pink prawns also in their shells.

A taste for wine and history? Spend a day drinking in Saint-Emilion, France
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A taste for wine and history? Spend a day drinking in Saint-Emilion, France

Saint-Emilion, France. You can almost taste the goodness of this area as it swirls around the tongue like a good wine. This wine region is renowned for delectable flavours, and a deliciously vintage feeling that seeps from its historic heart. But before I regale you with my experiences of this corner of France, I have something to confess. Something rather embarrassing. This was not only my first time in Saint-Emilion, but it was also my first foray in France. Our paths just never seemed destined to cross, even though I had developed something of a love affair with France from afar.

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