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DON'S TRAVELS

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

Secrets of the Olive Harvest

DON'S BLOG

Secrets of the Olive Harvest

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! This is one of my favorite holidays, when we gather to celebrate the harvest season and give thanks for the land’s bounty with family and friends. In North America we feast on foods recently gathered from the fields: squash and cranberries; sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts; and of course, pumpkin pie. A beautifully roasted turkey surrounded by the fruit of the...

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The Land of 400 Cheeses

PRODUCT STORIES

The Land of 400 Cheeses

It seems that every valley and village in Spain has its own special cheese.

From the sunny Balearic Island of Menorca comes Mahón, a wonderfully creamy combination of cream from three distinct strains of cows. The rounded orange-rinded cheese is reminiscent of Dutch Gouda or Edam. On the northwest coast, milk from the cows of Celtic Galicia are made into traditional Tetilla, one of our most...

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La Rioja: Farms and Vineyards Along the Pilgrimage Route

REGIONS OF SPAIN

La Rioja: Farms and Vineyards Along the Pilgrimage Route

I find my spirit renewed each time I wend my way along the valley of the great Río Ebro as it flows through La Rioja. It nourishes fertile valleys, rolling hills, vineyards and dense forests. I am sure that many of you have enjoyed some of the most celebrated wines of Spain which are the fruit of her soil. Centuries ago it was the natural gateway through Spain for the Romans on the way to their...

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A Romanesque Pyrenees Experience

ITINERARIES

A Romanesque Pyrenees Experience

This area of Spain contains an amazing treasury of art and architecture, some of which stretches back over a thousand years. It has been relatively untouched because the areas of interest are largely valleys nestled in the foothills of the rugged Pyrenees. The roads are winding and difficult to navigate in the winter contributing to a place minimally touched by modern life. Romanesque architecture...

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