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

The Castle and the Wineskin

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The Castle and the Wineskin

Perched atop a hill overlooking the Henares River is the beautiful town of Sigüenza. Its winding medieval streets meander up to a stunning castle overlooking the valley. Celto-iberians, Romans, Moors and Christian nobles conquered and rebuilt the city over the last two millennia. What better place to visit the craftsmen who make bota wineskins, a tradition that spans the entire history of this...

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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 Trip Through Old Spain

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A Trip Through Old Spain

Following this route we revisited some of our favorite towns of Andalucía before heading north along the Portuguese border in Extremadura. We turned west to the Celtic lands of Galícia including the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela and along the Cantabrian coast to Asturias (where the Reconquista began in the 8th century). We headed south to León driving through a breathtaking mountain...

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