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Blog archives: November 2014

Alpujarran Bread

November 6, 2014, 6:40 am

As some one who loves bread and everything about it I'm disappointed to discover that there's no great traditional bread of the Alpujarras for me to seek out, taste and report back on. Of course bread is ubiquitous, appearing at every meal and with every tapas, but it's almost  always…Read more »

Lessons in Migas

November 4, 2014, 8:52 pm

Migas is one of those things we'd vaguely heard of but had never really been sure what it was, and of course it means different things to different people.  'Migas' translates as 'crumbs' and in some areas stale bread is used to make it.  But in the Alpujarras it's a…Read more »

'What did the Moors ever do for us?'

November 3, 2014, 10:07 pm

The Alpujarran landscape is shaped by water, in its formation, in its vegetation, in the subsequent human re-engineering of the land for agriculture and in the way of life which still exists to some extent.  The influence of water touches almost every conversation here, whatever the subject being discussed. During…Read more »

Alpujarran Almonds in Demand

November 2, 2014, 9:29 pm

It's almond harvest time in the Alpujarras and our walk today took us through several hillside groves.  Apparently these look amazing for a few weeks in February when they blossom but right now they just look very sparse and an incredibly hard way to make a living.  Almonds have been…Read more »

Time to Relax in Another World

November 1, 2014, 8:40 pm

One week on from Dartmouth Food Festival and it already seems a long time ago. That was my 7th year as Festival Director and definitely my last. It's time for Holly and I to give Manna from Devon our full attention for a while.  Having said that we are tremendously…Read more »