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DON'S TRAVELS

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

Spain

DON HARRIS: REFLECTIONS ON SPAIN

Spain's Natural Wonderland: The Dehesa

When I travel through southwestern Spain, it is tempting to hurtle through the countryside on a modern highway, barely glancing out the window as the hundreds of oak trees whiz by.  Without realizing it, I might miss one of the most beautiful and ancient cultural treasures of Spain - the dehesa.

The dehesa is a vast area of forested rangeland; it covers over almost 8,000 square miles, about...

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Spanish Olive Oil - Liquid Gold

PRODUCT STORY

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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REGIONAL FOCUS

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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