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Andrew Valente
Andrew Valente

Andrew Valente has been a journalist since he left school at 18 in Glasgow where he was on the Scottish edition of the old Daily Herald. He came to Mallorca to work as a freelance correspondent for the London dailies and Sundays, using that as a stepping stone to a job in Fleet Street. But he got involved in the Bulletin and stayed on…and on…and on…and now Fleet Street doesn’t exist. He still reads the London dailies and Sundays.

Restaurant review

Variety galore at new Galanga

Galanga Asian Restaurant, Paisaje Santa Catalina de Siena 4, Palma (in Los Geranios, the small shopping centre opposite the Plaza Olivar).

Andrew Valente 12/09/2019 10:12

Restaurant review

These cooks truly know their onions

Restaurant review: Restaurante Gustar, Plaça del Banc de l’Oli 11, Palma.

Andrew Valente 05/09/2019 10:12

Lifestyle

Words and more...

One term we talked about was ‘just the ticket’.

Andrew Valente 29/08/2019 11:18

Restaurant review

Picking a dish is such a big gamble

Restaurant review: Restaurante Fervor, Palma.

Andrew Valente 29/08/2019 11:15

Lifestyle

Great dishes at only €10 a time

Restaurant review: Ram Bar, La Rambla 20, Palma.

Andrew Valente 22/08/2019 08:47

Lifestyle

Words and more..

Spaniards are more down to earth on these matters.

Andrew Valente 21/08/2019 09:47

Lifestyle

New Japanese place is a superb bargain

The Restaurant Review by our own Bulletin Restaurant Critic

Andrew Valente 15/08/2019 11:55

Lifestyle

Words and more...

Lower deck Royal Navy sailors used to call bread and cheese ‘soap and flannel’ but for railwaymen a bread and cheese meal was ‘soap and towel’.

Andrew Valente 14/08/2019 09:59

Lifestyle

A Parisian classic in Paseo Mallorca

Our own Bulletin Restaurant Critic weekly reviews of restaurants on the island.

Andrew Valente 08/08/2019 10:59

Lifestyle

Shahin's new €16.50 menu is a great buy

There were highlights throughout the meal, starting with the peshwari bread stuffed with chopped dried fruit that is lusciously soft and sweet.

Andrew Valente 02/08/2019 10:42

Lifestyle

Legs are invariably better than breasts

The Restaurant Review by our own Bulletin Restaurant Critic

Andrew Valente 26/07/2019 04:01

Lifestyle

Did you know?

Words and more... this week we focus on weather and football.

Andrew Valente 25/07/2019 04:01

Lifestyle

The basic sponge was so versatile

In Spanish cooking alone, this original sponge, called ‘bizcocho’, eventually led to many variations on the theme all over the country.

Andrew Valente 24/07/2019 10:02

Lifestyle

Pastis: my exotic tipple for summer

One of the attractions of pastis is that it is packed with the flavours of dozens of herbs and spices.

Andrew Valente 18/07/2019 10:22

Lifestyle

Mixed paella a la italiana

The rice was plentiful, properly cooked, slightly moist and with a nice touch of oil.

Andrew Valente 18/07/2019 10:06

Lifestyle

Spätzle: glorious surprise at Patio

The Restaurant Review by our own Bulletin Restaurant Critic.

Andrew Valente 12/07/2019 04:01

Lifestyle

Words and more

Weekly section about how a word got its name.

Andrew Valente 11/07/2019 04:01

Lifestyle

Two fish for a summer lunch

They are dorada (gilt-head bream) and lubina (sea bass).

Andrew Valente 10/07/2019 14:55

Lifestyle

Melons: the best is yet to come

The best of the Majorcan harvest won’t be ready until towards the end of next month.

Andrew Valente 03/07/2019 11:38