Tag Archives: Islas Baleares

Mallorca: The Last Spanish Wine Frontier (Part 3 of 3)

The allure of Mallorca lies in images of escaping the hectic mainland life and living an island dream (if only for just a few days) and walking carefree on the beach of the Mediterranean while the sand crumbles softly beneath your toes. But then you head to a local restaurant for the freshest seafood the island has…
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Mallorca: Diversity at the Table (Part 2 of 3)

Approaching the traditional Spanish culinary table conjures images of manchego cheese, gazpacho, calamares fritos (fried calamari), jamón iberico, gambas ajillo (shrimp with garlic), and tortilla española. Taking a seat at the traditional Mallorcan table, rarely does one find any of these. The sordid and universal history of Mallorca has served to provide the island with…
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Mallorca: Jewel of the Med (Part 1 of 3)

Amidst the periphery of the northeastern Iberian coastline lies one of the jewels in the Spanish crown – Mallorca. For years I longed to visit the Balearics and only recently did that wish become reality. One luxurious week on an island in the Med. Would it be the experience I expected of a Mediterranean island?…
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A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: Vaca/Cow (Part 3 of 5)

Traversing the craggy mountaintops and mountainsides of the Iberian terrain we descend to the lush, green pastures of the mountains and valleys of (predominantly) Northern Spain. Our gaze turns from the agile and energetic goat (cabra) to the more docile and passive cow (vaca). They graze primarily on the stretch of land that extends from…
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