Food: Our Food, Our World

A Garlic Lover in Spain

Herbs/Spain Gourmetour
London, 1997 / Madrid, 1996, 3,000 words
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'Garlic is to Spanish cooking what the guitar is to its music. Its flavour notes, loud or quiet, can be found in every culinary style...'

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A Journey Round Spanish Organics

Spain Gourmetour
Madrid, 1999
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'When Pedro took over the family's rice smallholding in 1991 he switched to organic production, yet he hardly changed his father's growing methods...'

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A Prince Among Pigs: Ibérico Ham

Lookout
Malaga, 1991/Copenhagen, 1996, 1,500 words
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'Hams didn't achieve the status of 'delicacy' till the 18th century and, even then, remained a family product sold only within reach of horse and cart...'

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All at the Same Table: Basque Gastronomic Societies

Spain Gourmetour
Madrid, 1997, 3,500 words
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'This gastronomic society has seventy members. The town where it is found, Tolosa, has two dozen societies. The region to which it belongs, the Basque Country, boasts two thousand...'

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Alternative Agriculture: Organic Wines

Spain Gourmetour
Madrid, 1999, 4,659 words
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'In 1979 Spain's first certified organic vines were planted in a small patch of vineyard close to Catalonia's cava capital, Sant Sadurni d’Anoia....'  The article has been updated on the Organic Foodee website (www.organicfoodee.com).

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Alternative Agriculture: The Organic Storecupboard

Spain Gourmetour
Madrid, 2000, 4,500 words
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'The Cooperative Sierra de Génave switched to organic production as part of an EU project to re-gear farming in national parks...'

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