1. Brian McLean
    December 17, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

    Hi Elle,

    Don’t agree with the beer no-no with tapas.


    • Elle Draper Elle Draper
      December 17, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

      You can have whatever you like my lovely xxx


  2. Outraged
    December 17, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    Such a foodie snob.

    Firstly I am from the North of England and we cannot eat squid or octopus without “HP” sauce. Although we do prefer the cheaper variety from happy shopper.

    Secondly you are suggesting fitting in whilst at the same time telling me not to wear the sombrero. What next? I guess you will be saying I look like a “tourist” as you expats call it just because I happen to like stuffed donkeys ornaments.

    Thirdly and I have to use caps here I am so annoyed “OLIVE OIL ON BREAD WITH SEA SALT”. Are you insane. Margarine is not only exactly like butter but also a massive improvement on oil.

    Finally Spanish food isn’t all that. I was on holiday there recently and believe me I could not tell the difference between Spanish macdonalds and the proper one here in old blighty. Also the full English’s leave a lot to be desired and not a patch on what we get back home.


  3. noel
    December 21, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

    This was very comprehensive and a great introduction to the differences in UK and (western style) vs Spanish eating timeframes and foods. Wonderful overview.


  4. wandering educators
    December 22, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

    OH MY GOSH i am so hungry now. I also love bread with butter; olive oil doesn’t cut it. I think this post, more than any, makes me want to go to Spain asap!


  5. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas
    December 22, 2014 @ 6:36 pm

    This mediasevillana drinks beer with her meals! And I had to look up a whole bunch of things in your article! Seems I know nothing of British culture, so thanks for getting me on both cultures, Elle!


  6. Penny Sadler
    December 24, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

    Elle, I loved the food in Spain everywhere I went. No beer? No problem, don’t like the stuff. Rock on!


  7. Bernice
    December 25, 2014 @ 5:21 am

    I was in Malaga, where we taste a great garbonzo soup. Any idea where I can obtain the recipe?


    • Elle Draper Elle Draper
      December 27, 2014 @ 11:53 pm

      Hi Bernice. Keep watching the website and we shall pop a garbanzo soup recipe on for you soon! Was the one you tasted a stew? Or was it with spinach?
      E xx


  8. Lillie
    December 27, 2014 @ 5:14 pm

    Fascinating… and delicious! Brings back yummy memories of the time I spent in Spain, stuffing my face.


    • Elle Draper Elle Draper
      December 27, 2014 @ 11:52 pm

      Nowt wrong with stuffing your face my lovely – I do it daily! Goodness knows how I stay slim – must be the stress ha ha. Love to you and your littlun xxx


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