Visiting the Malaga Central Market

When I visit a new city I want to get a feel for it as quickly as possible. Who lives there? What are they like? How do they dress? In my experience, one of the best ways to get a really good idea of a city’s local people is...
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Beyond Paella: Discovering Spanish Rice in Murcia

Welcome to Murcia; home to rice paddies, vegetable gardens, and some of the best arroces (rice dishes) in Spain. Largely undiscovered by mass tourism, Murcia is nestled below popular Valencia and is well worth a visit for the food alone. Just don’t order “paella”… No Paella? Not that anyone seems...
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My Perfect Day in Malaga

The first time I visited Malaga I spent the day lounging on the beach, trying not to stare at the nearly naked grandmas that were sunning themselves on all sides. It was October of 2007 and I was studying abroad in nearby Granada when some friends and I decided...
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3 Must Try Foods in Malaga

Warm, sunny Malaga— it’s been awhile since I walked your beaches, drove through your breathtaking, whitewashed pueblos blancos, and ate your fresh, delicious food. Luckily, this summer I plan to return, this time with Alejandro for the first time as a couple (can you believe that the other day...
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Shrimp in Whiskey Sauce (Langostinos al Whisky)

One of the most common tapas served in Seville is solomillo al whiskey (pork loin in whiskey sauce). Oily, garlicky, and delicious, I was hooked from my first bite. Strangely enough this yummy sauce hasn’t made its way up to Madrid, and while I’m sure someone in town serves...
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