Monday, January 14, 2013

Marbella, Spain-Black and White Wednesday Hosted Here

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I'm pleased to be hosting  Black and White  Wednesday #66  this week and look forward to your submissions!  As many of you already know, BWW was  created by the lovely and talented Susan of the well seasoned cook and is now managed by the equally  lovely and talented Cinzia of cindy star blog. There are a few simple easy rules to follow.  Please email your black and white culinary images ,portrait/500 wide & 700 long- landscape/ 700 wide & 500 long-or 600 square 400 pixels  to lynnylu AT gmail DOT com along with the URL of your post. A blog is not necessary, just email the images along with your name to me and I will happy to add them to the gallery. 


I have just returned from a very short week in Marbella, Spain. With a long flight, a longer layover and an additional 3 hour flight, getting there seemed to take a week Needless to say, I wasn't over the jet lag before I was back on the plane to come home. Marbella, one of eight provinces in the region of Andalusia, has a reputation of being the playground of the rich and famous, but originally was a small fishing village. With five coastal provinces, seafood is high on the list of foods consumed as well as the local jamones (hams) of Jabugo, sherry from Jerez, olives, olive oils among many other food and drink too numerous to list.
A classic Andalusian gazpacho enjoyed in Ronda, a city in the mountains divided in half by a 100 foot gorge. Modern bullfighting was born in Ronda and is the site of one of the oldest bullfighting arenas, Plaza del Toros, now a museum.

A seafood paella for four at El Faro, a chiringuito (restaurant next to the sea) in Marbella.

A pescaderĂ­a (fish market) in Mijas, popular for the "donkey taxis"and stunning white-washed houses which sit atop Mijas Pueblo.


A few more photos from my trip to Spain

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1 comment:

Simona said...

Beautiful images, all of them. That seafood paella looks wonderful!

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