LLERENA Blog

  • Why Iberico Ham Is A Must Have Food For Your Grazing Table

    If you are organising a social occasion this summer, an eternal dilemma can be what food to serve your guests. A full sit-down dinner can feel too formal and time consuming, but you will still want some snacks and nibbles to keep everyone from getting too hungry and to accompany the drinks.  From weddings to…

  • A Taste of España: What Makes Andalusian Cuisine So Special?

    The Andalusian regions of southern Spain are celebrated for their delicious food and drink. Here’s a look at the magical blend of culture, climate and geography that has made the cuisine of Andalusia sought after in restaurants around the world.    A cultural melting pot The history and culture of southern Spain has benefited from…

  • The Art of Sharing: How To Dine At A Tapas Bar Like A Local

    Tapas is an essential part of the Spanish culinary tradition, and one that has gained popularity around the world. Not only is it a chance to sample some of the country’s finest cuisine, but it is also a social experience best enjoyed with a group of friends or family. However solo diners are also very…

  • How To Beat The Heat While Still Eating Great Food

    Summer is upon us and recent weather has shown us that Britain isn’t always rainy days and miserable weather. With bright sunshine and warming temperatures, many people are resorting to salads and BBQs for dinner, but this can get boring pretty fast. There are so many different foods to eat in the summer that won’t…

  • Five Frequently Asked Questions And Answers About Tapas

    Tapas is a unique dining experience, allowing you to sample a range of small plates featuring traditional Spanish cuisine. It’s a sociable tradition that evolved from the tavernas of Adalucia. The ingredients make use of fresh native produce, such as seafood, sun ripened tomatoes, potatoes, chilli peppers, cheese, and pork.  If you have never immersed…

  • Why Is The Mediterranean Diet So Good For Us?

    Anyone who takes an interest in what they eat has probably heard of the Mediterranean diet. This refers to eating foods typical of the countries of southern Europe, including southern Spain, Italy, and Greece. Here’s a look at why this diet has become so popular and is endorsed by nutrition experts, and what type of…

  • Which Are The Best Alcoholic Drinks To Go With Tapas Food?

    Tapas is a brilliant way to sample some tasty Spanish cuisine and bring back those happy holiday memories of al fresco dining in the sunshine. The small sharing dishes are ideally suited to be consumed with alcohol, and this makes the experience all the more fun and sociable.  Here are suggestions on the best drinks…

  • The Art Of Flamenco: Where’s It From And What’s It About?

    Flamenco is often cited as the epitome of Spanish culture, with its distinctive guitar style and expressive dancing. However, there’s much more to it than this. Here’s a closer look at what flamenco is and how it evolved.   Flamenco is an art form Flamenco is a traditional Spanish artform that developed in Andalucia, the…

  • A Very Common Dilemma: Where Should You Go On A Second Date?

    A second date should be a fun occasion for both of you. After all, you’ve got that difficult first date out of the way when you are weighing each other up and trying to put your best self forward. Now you have established that you both like each other enough to take it to a…

  • Why Tapas Is Much More Than A Way Of Eating Dinner

    Tapas is a traditional rustic style of food that originated in Spain but is now served at restaurants and bars around the world. It’s a selection of small sharing plates that can be passed around a group, allowing everyone to sample a little bit of everything. Perfect for food lovers who always wish they could…