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15 arrests for selling horse meat in Spain

The Civil Guard has arrested 15 people and is investigating another 13 in Barcelona for allegedly marketing horse meat for human consumption, without the...

China lift jamon import ban after years of lobbying

China lift ham import ban after years of lobbying by Spain’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Ministry. Spain’s ham shoulders and legs will debut at...

Rafal celebrates it’s IX Ruta de la Tapa

The municipality of Rafal will be celebrating it’s IX Tapas Route from September 13 to 15 with a raffle for members of the public...

Buzzing Around the Environment

Although the occasional rains of summer may have been a brief but welcome break to the continual hot and dry spells of previous years, the rain has brought an unpleasant legacy along with it. The extra rain through August has added water to the ground, feeding plants and animals, it has added to the dwindling …

Spanish police arrest trader linked to horse meat scandal

Spanish police have arrested one of the alleged ringleaders of the 2013 horse meat scandal. Guardia Civil detained Dutchman Jan Fasen in Calpe, Alicante last...

Future Master Chefs from Torrevieja

Torrevieja town hall is to give two scholarships to students to study the Master of Rice and Mediterranean Cuisine at the University of Alicante, to develop works based on the culture of salt and fishing and use of blue fish, products which feature in traditional Torrevieja gastronomy. The councillor for Tourism, Fanny Serrano, announced the …

Cleaning the Sea

The Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja has launched a poignant display, coinciding with World Environment Day, of a shark ingesting plastic litter. Using the hashtag #YoSoyTorrevieja, the campaign aims at raising awareness of waste, particularly plastic, and the harm it does to the marine environment. The Habaneras shark is made from wire mesh and is …

Torrevieja is Best for Tapas

A recipe deeply rooted in the Vega Baja, prepared by a restaurant in Torrevieja, is the best tapas in the entire Valencia region, according to the judges ot the regional competition, Mejor Tapa MadeinCV. The dish consists of gallo pedro, otherwise known as Zeus faber, from the Zeidae family, a deep sea pelagic fish with …

Come along to the May Fair This Weekend

Although nicknamed the “May Fair”, the FERIA DE SEVILLANAS 2019 started this week and runs right through the weekend in the port area of Torrevieja. The area is set out with temporary bars serving local food and drink, where dancing and singing is the norm, accompanied by spectacular horse displays. Throughout the weekend, there will …

Top National Dishes in the World

The world is comprised of different cultures, beliefs and this translates to that we all consume different types of foods. Chefs in culinary schools...

No contaminated eggs distributed in Spain

The Spanish Agency for Consumption, Food Safety and Nutrition ( Aecosan ), a department of the Ministry of Health, said on Wednesday that so...

25 healthy food choices that will help to burn belly fat


Fat inside the belly, also known as visceral fat, is very harmful to the health and is a major risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and many more health complications. Whilst it is not possible to spot reduce fat, here we list 25 healthy food […]

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11 Amazing Health Benefits of Maca Root


Maca is the superfood of one of the oldest, and once most advanced civilizations on earth – the Incas and Peruvians. It is native to the Andes Mountains and has become known over the years as “the food of Gods, a natural Viagra, and a miracle drug”. Maca has been used for everything from enhancing […]

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Carbohydrates and Diabetes


The human body uses three main sources of energy: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The ability to run, swim, ski, and generally survive results from the ability of the body to extract energy from food. Each of the different fuel sources – carbohydrates, protein, and fat – follow different metabolic pathways in the body but they […]

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By Andrew Atkinson Recent bad weather in the Vega Baja region severely hitting crops - including lettuce, courgettes and aubergines - lead to rationing in...


For the second consecutive year, the Mojácar Centro de Usos Múltiples opened its doors to the town’s sweetest and most awaited Christmas activity.  For...


In Spain it will be mandatory, from 13 December, for labels on foodstuffs to include nutritional information, consisting of energy values, quantities of fats,...


The Orihuela Costa Tapas Route got off to a brisk Start on Saturday evening although of the six establishment s that I visited, two,...