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.


Singing in the rain out in Santa María

Thumbs up or Thumbs down? What does our critic have to say about this restaurant?

Andrew Valente 11/12/2021 10:45


Xmas spirits - Hot drinks at the start of a Christmas meal

The ancient tradition of serving hot drinks at the start of a Christmas meal is making a comeback!

Andrew Valente 09/12/2021 10:51


Roast beef - Once a popular choice for Christmas Day

Andrew Valente gives us all the tips and tricks to make sure you get your beef spot on every time.

Andrew Valente 08/12/2021 10:05


These two batters take some beating

Find out why this was one of the best dishes of the year.

Andrew Valente 04/12/2021 10:56


Sherry - Don’t forget this most complex Spanish wine

Find out why this drink has re-emerged with such popularity.

Andrew Valente 02/12/2021 12:02


Dumplings - One of the great winter warmers

Do you know how to keep the cold at bay? Here are some tasty and warming recipes to try.

Andrew Valente 01/12/2021 11:14


At last - cocido that wasn’t overcooked

Thumbs up or Thumbs down? What does our critic have to say about this restaurant?

Andrew Valente 27/11/2021 11:05


Xmas wines - These few ideas may be of some interest

Christmas is just around the corner so it’s time to think about the right wines for the festive season.

Andrew Valente 25/11/2021 11:30


La fabada - It’s time to cook Spain’s famous beans dish

Fabada is just one of the many hundreds of winter dishes for which Spanish regional cuisine is renowned.

Andrew Valente 24/11/2021 11:01


Galician place is back in business

What does our critic have to say about one of Palma's most successful restaurants?

Andrew Valente 20/11/2021 11:42


Sweet Potatoes - In Mallorca simply call them boniatos

Roast sweet potatoes are on the menu at the Bulletin’s Thanksgiving Day celebration on Thursday 25 November.

Andrew Valente 18/11/2021 11:09


Oxtail: one of the great gastronomic moments

Oxtail is a gourmet’s delight in Spain, France, Italy and also in Britain.

Andrew Valente 17/11/2021 11:57


Halima takes over at Can Carrossa

After not having been there for 17 years - What does our critic have to say?

Andrew Valente 13/11/2021 11:38


Cider apples - This year’s harvest was excellent

Do you know how to find a real traditional cider in mallorca?

Andrew Valente 11/11/2021 12:03


Palma is losing its chestnut vendors

Why is this old part of Palma's street culture disappearing?

Andrew Valente 10/11/2021 11:16


Another meal for red meat eaters

Thumbs up or Thumbs down? What does our critic have to say about this restaurant?

Andrew Valente 06/11/2021 11:40


Lamb Caldereta - Simple but rich Spanish stew for wintry days

All over Spain and throughout the Mediterranean, this dish is ideal for a cold winter’s day.

Andrew Valente 04/11/2021 10:23


Root Veggies - Autumn is here again!

Do you know how to make the most of autumn vegetables?

Andrew Valente 03/11/2021 10:50


December and a real Majorca gift

The ensaimada is a unique contribution to Spain’s considerable pastry cuisine

Andrew EdeAndrew Valente 31/10/2021 12:33


Bite into November

"Another snack that is unique to Palma is the llonguet, a small oval bread roll easily recognisable by the deep crack running down the middle...."

Andrew EdeAndrew Valente 31/10/2021 12:25