DON'S TRAVELS

LA TIENDA'S FOUNDER, DON HARRIS, REFLECTS ON THE FASCINATING CULTURE & CUISINE OF SPAIN

Visiting an Ancient Olive Grove

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Visiting an Ancient Olive Grove

I first met Fermín Rodríguez years ago at the Alimentaria, the amazing food show whose origin dates back over 800 years ago. In Barcelona, we wandered massive halls filled with every imaginable product that farmers proudly provide from the bounty of Spanish agriculture. One hall had hundreds of hams of every conceivable type from all the corners of Spain. If you want to be the ultimate food...

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Spanish Olive Oil - Liquid Gold

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Spanish Olive Oil - Liquid Gold

Spain is the world's leading producer of olive oil, with approximately 975 thousand tons produced per year. Over 250 million olive trees grow in Spain - we are always astonished to see olive groves that stretch as far as the eye can see. Some trees are over one thousand years old!

In recent years, families and cooperatives in Spain have drastically improved the quality of their extra virgin...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Andalucía

Andalucía is an amazing place rich in its monuments, warm and engaging people, abundant citrus fruits and fresh produce, and incredible variety of seafood. It is a virtual cornucopia of shrimp, langostinos and any fish one can imagine.

Where to start writing about Andalucía? With the fabled castles and wine bodegas, the city streets lined with orange-laden trees, the rugged snow capped...

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A Compact 10 Day Trip from Barcelona to Toledo

A Compact 10 Day Trip from Barcelona to Toledo

An old friend of mine told me that a cruise he was taking with some family and friends ended in Barcelona. “If I had ten days more and wanted to show them the Spain I love, where do you suggest we go?” This is what I suggested, and I have included quotes from him after he returned home to Texas.

Day 1 - Barcelona

To start, rent a car at the Barcelona Airport, the...

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