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How language learning loses its way

Motivation is the key to language learning.

Despite the wealth of intensive courses and methods available to those seeking to improve their language skills, the example of word-hungry children has plenty to teach us.

April 13th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Catalan cuisine faces the future by returning to its roots

Back to the future: Much cutting-edge Catalan cuisine refers to its rich past, such as this dish from Mam i Teca restaurant

In recent years, Catalonia’s chefs have become renowned across Spain and around the world for their molecular gastronomy. But many chefs in the north-eastern region are now moving in a more traditional direction.

January 9th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Understanding Spanish culture

Spanish culture

From siestas to time management, tapas to the heat and the hugging, here’s our brief guide to help prepare you for understanding the Spanish culture.

August 30th, 2011 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat | Read More »

Pa amb oli / tomàquet

Pa amb oli

Bread with olive oil (pa amb oli) or bread with tomato (pa amb tomàquet)? Actually, the two dishes are usually the same – rustic bread rubbed with olive oil and tomato and seasoned with garlic and salt, perhaps topped with a slice of jamón or manchego cheese. The difference lies in the name: the former […]

March 6th, 2011 | Posted in Food | Read More »

Paella

Paella

The iconic dish of Spain. The food version of flamenco. And, like flamenco, there are as many styles as there are people to make it. Home-cooked, anyone will tell you is always the best, though exactly what should go in and what should stay out is the source of dinner-table discussions everywhere. The main variety […]

March 6th, 2011 | Posted in Food | Read More »

Ferran Adrià

Ferran Adrià

The most famous chef in the world is more than a chef. He authors books, supervises “workshops” and even takes part in artistic events such as the 2007 Kassel show in Germany. Adrià, head chef of the now-closed El Bulli never seemed to be trying to make cooking look easy – just look at some […]

March 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Famous People | Read More »

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