Food and drink

Michele’s ravioli in the frying pan were worth a 10

The best ravioli I have ever had

The best thing about these ravioli was that Michele had cooked them softish.

Andrew Valente


Tumbet: a laid-back dish for the summer

Tumbet is usually eaten as a starter nowadays, but at the height of summer when it is really hot, it makes a nice mains for lunch.

Andrew Valente


Eat the seasons... with Aubergines!

This humble plant has played a major part in many popular regional cuisines throughout the world.

Marc Fosh


Try a spritzer when the heat is too high

Few drinks are as easy to make as a spritzer: fill a tall glass with ice cubes, add white wine to taste, and top up with soda water. And that’s it.

Andrew Valente


Cooking with Lavender

Lavender has been in documented use for over 2,500 years

Marc Fosh

The stuffed mussels were most refreshing

Eat Peruvian when the heatwave is on in Palma

The traditional dishes have names that don’t mean anything to most of us, but each one comes with a little description of the ingredients.

Andrew Valente

A serving of caldereta with a giant cigala

Lobster with pasta alla Caporale style

In Spanish there is a special word for the lobster with claws and it is ‘bogavante.’

Andrew Valente

More Food and drink

Introducing the ‘Pimiento de Piquillo de Lodosa’

‘Piquillo’ is actually the Spanish word for ‘little beak’, as these small, red peppers are shaped like the beak of a bird.

Marc Fosh01/07/2022 11:51

Cold fruity soup

Cold liquids time comes round again

Any dish that keeps us away from the cooker always has loads of appeal for those who do the cooking.

Andrew Valente25/06/2022 12:00

Banana, date & almond milkshake

Shake it now baby: Take your milkshake to the next level!

For a decadent treat, there is nothing better than serving freshly baked, homemade cookies with a deliciously, refreshing milkshake.

Marc Fosh25/06/2022 10:30

The yakitori chicken was worth a 10 and a large sampan full of gold medals.

Besiki Sushi: This yakitori was truly hunky dory

The yakitori chicken at Besiki Sushi was like a master cook’s lesson on how this dish should be done.

Andrew Valente19/06/2022 08:45


Simply Red

Fresh cherries are high in energy-giving carbohydrates and are an excellent source of vitamin C.

Marc Fosh18/06/2022 13:00


A sobrasada that comes from Sicily

This Sicilian version of sobrasada is called nduja, it comes from Spilinga in the province of Calabria and it is made exactly like sobrasada.

Andrew Valente18/06/2022 10:30