Need-to-Know if You’re Coming to Mallorca (or anywhere else in Spain)

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The swimming pool at Finca Serena hotel, near Montuiri

Coming to Mallorca—or another destination in Spain—for your holiday this year? Then there’s something you must do before you leave home.

Forty-eight hours before you arrive in Spain, you should complete the Spanish Government’s online health declaration (known as the FCS form)—regardless of your nationality or age.

The forms are personal and non-transferable and for one visit only. If any traveller is a minor, dependent, or has a disability, their carer can complete the form and is responsible for the accuracy of the information provided.

Before you travel, be sure to have completed and signed the form on the website (see link below) or on the mobile app. In return you will get a Health QR Code that you’ll have to show (paper version or on your mobile device) at the airport health control.

For information about the health measures in Spain relating to the pandemic, see the following:

In English and other languages

Spain had one of Europe’s toughest lockdowns. Many people have lost their jobs, businesses have failed, and tourism has been the worst affected sector in Mallorca.

If you’re coming to our beautiful island—which is ready to welcome you—please adhere to the hygiene measures in place to ensure you have a safe holiday here. And please comply with the requirement to wear a mask in places where you can’t maintain social distancing. You could face a heavy fine for not doing so.

You’ll find the necessary travel form for completion on this website, which has an English-language option.

Master of Japanese Cuisine at Mallorca’s Kairiku Restaurant

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Kairiku Restaurant re-opened on July 1st. Make your reservation here.

The original version of this post about Kairiku was published in September 2019 and has now been republished, reflecting changes applicable from July 2020. 

Have you ever had an omakase experience? If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine—or have been fortunate enough to visit Japan (I know I’d love to)—you probably know that omakase translates as ‘entrust’; in this case, it means you don’t know what the restaurant’s chef will serve you, but trust that it will be good.

Japanese Restaurant in Campos? Yes!

See this and you’ve found Kairiku

The cuisine at Kairiku—Mallorca’s only omakase restaurant—was delicious when I visited this intimate cellar restaurant in Campos (within Sa Creu Nova Petit Palais Art & Spa) in May 2018. Since then, things have moved to another level, thanks to the arrival of Ryuichiro Katano, who’s a Master of Japanese Cuisine. I noted greater precision in the preparation and presentation of dishes and an almost-tangible passion emanating from the open kitchen.

 

About Ryuichiro Katano

Ryu is a venerable Japanese culinary master, with a long family tradition in the catering industry. He’s originally from Otaru, the northern coastal city and port that’s been called ‘the Venice of Japan’. He began working in Kaiseki, his grandfather’s restaurant, at a young age and trained further in different restaurants in Japan to develop his skills.

Ryu arrived in Spain at the age of 46 and has since been Master of Japanese Cuisine in various restaurants, including Shibui and Fishshop. He’s an earnest-looking chef, with excellent knife skills honed over the decades.

The Master’s cuisine is technical, simple, and traditional—but at the same time innovative and creative, based on high-quality raw ingredients.

About Kairiku

Kairiku is one of two restaurants within the 5-star Sa Creu Nova Petit Palais Art & Spa in the centre of Campos. A small flight of stairs leads down to Kairiku’s intimate cellar restaurant, which has stylish understated Japanese décor. (Guests with mobility issues may find access difficult.)

Only ten diners are accommodated at one long table, but you don’t have to go as a party of ten. Whether you go on your own or with one or more people, you all eat at the same time (starting at 20:30h) and no doubt share conversation about the food and sakes—as we did with the Mallorcans who were dining there on the same evening.

As an omakase restaurant, Kairiku has no printed menu, and the table setting is minimalist.

In the open kitchen, we watched Ryu assembling the dishes; each one was met by exclamations of surprise and approval—and phone cameras were pressed into action. Below are some of my own photos from our 2019 dinner.

Sakes on the Side?

In 2019, Ryu Katano’s exquisite cuisine was paired with a variety of sakes but, for 2020, Kairiku’s diners have a choice whether or not to have the sake pairing. I think this is a good decision; not everyone appreciates sake and, for motorists, paying for alcoholic beverages you can’t drink because you’re driving, is a bit of a turn-off.

The omakase dinner costs 80€ this year, including tax, but excluding drinks.

If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine and visiting (or living in) Mallorca, I can recommend restaurant Kairiku as a different, interesting, and informative eating-out experience. Who would have expected to find a Japanese restaurant of such sophistication in the agricultural town of Campos?

Price correct at time of writing.

Open: Wednesday to Sunday, with one sitting at 20:30h.

Jan Edwards ©2019/updated 2020

Raft 19 Bistro Opens Today in Mallorca’s Cala Gamba

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Welcome to Cala Gamba

Today, July 1st, is a big day for one couple in Mallorca—opening their bistro to customers for the first time. When several restaurants on the island have still not reopened after the end of Spain’s state of alarm, opening a new business may seem a brave move, but Raft 19 Bistro had been slated to open before Covid-19 scuppered plans.

Visit Cala Gamba

Raft 19 Bistro finally opens today in Cala Gamba, on the outskirts of Palma de Mallorca. I have to confess that, although I have an intimate knowledge of Mallorca (having lived here for 16 years), I had not been to Cala Gamba before. This small port is between Ciudad Jardín and Can Pastilla and is a lot quieter than both those places, appearing to be mainly residential in nature.

We managed to park (free of charge) on a side street when we visited last week. Owners Doro (manager) and chef Murray invited us and a few others to a media lunch to showcase the food and the wines they’re offering.

Raft 19 Bistro has plenty of space, filled with natural light from large windows, and offers views of the sea, just across the road. Doro is an accomplished artist and has used her skills to create a relaxed and attractive interior.

A Culinary Pedigree

Bistros may be all about casual eating, but New Zealander Murray has an impressive culinary pedigree, having owned a group of restaurants of different types in Australia and been a superyacht chef, cooking for a VIP owner.

His food is Mediterranean and all made on the premises. Murray takes inspiration for his dishes from his visits to market, where he chooses the freshest of seasonal local produce. His cuisine isn’t fussy, but is honest and usually based on no more than four ingredients. Those ingredients are allowed to shine in Murray’s kitchen.

 

Chef treated us to an array of his dishes (portions of some of the dishes pictured at this occasion were smaller than usual, to enable us to try more dishes). We also tried excellent fish and chips with tartar sauce, twice-baked Gruyere cheese souffle (another must-try), and Grana Padano cheese with Soller apricot-orange jam (Doro makes the latter).

Good Food Needs Good Wines

Doro and Murray work with two local purveyors of wines and have a choice of Spanish and Mallorcan wines to please wine enthusiasts. Manual Perez from Microvinos was at our media lunch to showcase some of the wines you’ll be able to enjoy over a relaxed lunch or dinner (or brunch at weekends) at Raft 19 Bistro.

Raft 19 Bistro is open from Wednesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner, but you can also come for coffee from 11am.

 

Reserve your table at Raft 19 Bistro by phoning (+34) 971 946 344 and see their website for more information.

Vacation Villas near Mallorca’s Banyalbufar

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Pool at Sa Terra Rotja villa, Son Bunyola

Mallorca opens to international tourists again from June 21st, when Spain’s state of alarm finally ends.

The island is desperate to see tourists back, but – after the lockdown – what part will travel anxiety play in making holiday decisions? My feeling is that rural hotels and private villas will have even greater appeal this summer.

In a discussion I had last week with a real estate expert, I heard that there’s been a surge in demand (particularly in the German market) for luxury villas to rent for holidays. And I mean luxury, as in large with plenty of open space around them; that’s one way to ensure physical distancing during your vacation.

Villas Near Banyalbufar

Mallorca has no shortage of fabulous villas to rent for holidays and, although I’ve never stayed in one, I did have a good look around the Son Bunyola estate, near Banyalbufar, in the spring of 2018. I was in the company of Insider Mallorca and their invited fam-trip guests – a small group of high-end travel consultants (lucky women) – who were staying there for a few days and had come from as far away as Australia.

Son Bunyola is a beautiful 700-acre private estate in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tramuntana mountains and, if it’s space around you that you want, the location of these villas would be hard to beat.

I first wrote about them here and, when I visited in 2018, I recorded some interviews for my radio show Table Talk on Mallorca Sunshine Radio. You can hear the interviews in Edition 4 of the show’s podcasts here.

Safety & Well-being

Son Bunyola is owned by Sir Richard Branson and will be the first property in the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio to reopen, from July 4th. There are now three secluded villas on the estate, from which to choose.

Speaking about the all-important safety and well-being aspects, Virgin Limited Edition’s managing director Jon Brown said: ‘Guests can expect to see some slight changes across all of our properties as we ask our staff to wear masks, take daily temperature checks and carry out rigorous cleaning measures, whilst ensuring that in our restaurants and guest areas we are adhering to social distancing guidelines.

‘But what’s more important, is that we make these new processes entirely simple and flexible for the guest, depending on their own level of comfort and preferences. Whether that is daily housekeeping with the same member of staff, or no housekeeping at all, we remain completely fluid to how our new processes will work.’

A Choice of Three Villas

The Son Bunyola villas can be rented individually or together, on a self-catering or all-inclusive basis, making them the perfect choice for groups and families to enjoy not only the secluded and beautiful setting, but also the security of a holiday with minimal risk of exposure – without compromising on the typical luxuries and experience guests would expect.

Rates for the four-bedroom Son Balaguaret villa, accommodating up to eight adults, start from 16,100€ for a seven-night self-catering stay during July and August 2020. Shorter stays of 3, 4 and 5 nights are also available on request (outside of July and August) subject to availability.

Time for a villa share with a few friends or family for a luxurious stay in Mallorca?

Jan Edwards ©2020

Mallorcan Gins for Today’s World Gin Day 2020

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It’s June 13th and that means it’s World Gin Day. What better excuse to pour a G&T this evening and enjoy the sounds of the bubbling tonic water and ice cracking in your glass, as you contemplate the meaning of life. Or what to have for dinner.

Mallorca Gin Festival

We have fond memories of attending last year’s Mallorca Gin Festival – the second of its kind (we enjoyed the first event too). It gave us an introduction to some new gins, including artisanal gins made on the island of Mallorca. Read about these local gins here.

The Covid-19 pandemic put paid to the 2020 edition of the Mallorca Gin Festival, but we’re hopeful that it will be back in 2021.

Mallorcan Tonic Water Too

Meanwhile, when you’re next out for a G&T in Mallorca, give one of the island’s artisan gins a try. And do try a Franklin & Sons Ltd Mallorcan Tonic Water with it for the full Mallorcan gin-tonic experience.

Jan Edwards ©2020

 

Enjoy a Restaurant Experience at Home in Mallorca this June

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If you live in Mallorca and are a foodie, here’s news of something rather special, as we ease our way out of Spain’s state of alarm. We can now gather again with family members and friends, and what better way to celebrate coming together, after several months apart, than over a delicious dinner in the relaxed environment of your home?

For the month of June only, Mallorca’s private chef Piers Dawson is doing something different. He’ll bring an adapted version of his acclaimed Charlie’s Kitchen Chef’s Table to your home – adhering to the strictest health and hygiene measures called for during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How It Works

Private chef Piers Dawson will take the stress and hard work out of entertaining, arriving at your home at 6pm to set up and prepare for the evening.

Charlie’s Kitchen will provide all bowls, plates, serving platters and serving utensils. As host, all you need to do is provide water, cutlery, glassware, napkins and, if you want, tablecloths.

Invite your guests to bring wine or drinks of their choice and you’re set for a memorable evening, with no cleaning up to do at the end of it.

Your guests are invited to arrive for 8pm, when a complimentary glass of cava is served. Dinner starts at 8.30pm.

Minimum group size is eight diners, with a maximum of 13 catered for.

Your guests will each pay a discounted price of 69 euros a head.

Private chef Piers Dawson has an excellent reputation and we love his delicious food. We recommend making your booking early – there are only 22 days left in June!

Jan Edwards ©2020

 

 

Mallorca Hotels Ready to Welcome You

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Mallorca will be open to international tourism again from July. Hotels and restaurants on the island were allowed to open a couple of weeks ago but, without tourists from abroad, many have decided not to open yet, on economic grounds.

Here are details of two hotels that have reopened and two that have announced the date when they will reopen to guests. These are all hotels that I’ve personally experienced and recommend.

Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden – Palma de Mallorca

This was the first hotel to reopen in Mallorca’s capital, back on May 14th. You don’t have to be staying overnight in one of the 5-star hotel’s stunning 24 suites, to enjoy the tranquillity of this unique urban property.

The restaurant Botànic is open to the public and has a good name for its Sunday Brunch, costing 30 euros (which you can enjoy in the garden).

See here for something special when you book Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden on website Mallorcan Tonic.

Finca Hotel Can Estades – Calvià (southwest of Mallorca)

Rural hotels – with the added benefit of more space for physical distancing – ought to do well this summer. Finca Hotel Can Estades in the countryside near Calvià is already open and prepared for guests, although when I checked on May 12th, they didn’t yet have any.

For anyone who’s spent lockdown in Mallorca in an apartment or built-up area, a few days away here would be a real tonic.

This is a lovely place to stay: it’s in the midst of beautiful countryside, the place has bags of authentic character, and the couple who run it – Christiane and Norbert Amthor – couldn’t be more welcoming or delightful. I’m surprised that more British holidaymakers haven’t yet discovered this rural gem – particularly as Finca Hotel Can Estades’ rates are pretty good.

Castell Son Claret – Es Capdellà (southwest of Mallorca)

We’ve stayed here quite a few times over the years and spent a wonderful Valentine’s and anniversary night this year in this stunning rural 5-star property. We never imagined that the place would have to close again only a few weeks after reopening for the season.

The 126 hectares of grounds – including beautiful gardens – will be a draw for those who prefer to keep themselves to themselves. And, as well as the room service offering for food and drink, you can also enjoy ‘Garden Service’.

If you’re looking for a relaxing break, this could be it; you may not want to leave the property during your stay.

Castell Son Claret reopens to guests on July 1st and its Stay 7 & Pay 5 offer could appeal to those wanting a week’s holiday in rural Mallorca, away from crowds and in a truly stunning location. It offers 41 suites and rooms, including the Pool Suites, each with its own solar-heated pool – for added privacy and physical distancing. For our latest stay, we were in one of the Tower Suites, with 70sqm of elegant space and a superb elevated terrace with dreamy views.

We ate in the hotel’s Restaurante Olivera for our visit and, as usual, had a memorable dining experience. I chose it as a Restaurant of the Week on my gastronomy/hospitality show ‘Table Talk’ on Mallorca Sunshine Radio.

See here for something special when you book Castell Son Claret through Mallorcan Tonic.

Petit Hotel Son Arnau – Selva (between Inca and the Serra de Tramuntana)

As the name suggests, this is a small and stylish boutique hotel, located on the edge of Selva village. It’s run by the super-hospitable Susan and Alex Terry, who moved six years ago from busy careers in London to achieve their hotel dream. Petit Hotel Son Arnau is well equipped, has stunning modern rooms and facilities, and a pool area with glorious island views. It also has 10 acres of orchard space behind it.

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Petit Hotel Son Arnau is ideally located for those who want to explore the Serra de Tramuntana, either by car or by bike, or who simply value the less-crowded aspect of Mallorcan village life.

UPDATE JUNE 15th: Petit Hotel Son Arnau will open again from June 21st – the date that the Spanish Government has announced that borders will reopen  to international visitors from Schengen countries; the original date was to be July 1st.

Jan Edwards ©2020

Palma’s Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden Reopens

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Suitcase and sunhat

Ready for a staycation?

When will Mallorca’s tourist season begin? That’s the question on everyone’s lips in the hospitality sector. As far as international visitors are concerned, everything I’ve read suggests that Spain won’t open its borders before July 1st – and then only to Schengen Area countries (of which the UK is not one). In theory – and depending what happens with the pandemic – that means holidaymakers from 26 countries could come to Mallorca for a holiday in the second half of this year.

Hotels were allowed to reopen on Monday this week, as Mallorca entered Phase 1 of the de-escalation of the Covid-19 emergency measures. Few have opened, because there are no foreign tourists to stay in them yet.

Peace and Tranquillity in Palma

One hotel that has opened is one of my personal favourites (I have a handful, depending on what type of stay we’re looking for at the time). Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden – a unique 5-star property in Palma’s La Lonja – opened its doors for business again today. It’s tucked away in a quiet lane but a very short walk from Mallorca’s capital’s attractions.

The 24-suite hotel (which feels more like the private home of super-fortunate friends) has published an excellent and easy-to-understand protocol document for guests. It’s an impressive read and no aspect has been overlooked.

The protocols apply for guests staying in one of the gorgeous suites or simply coming to eat in the property’s Botànic Restaurant. The latter is open all day for breakfast; 12:30-15:30h for lunch, and 19:00-22:00h for dinner. Weather permitting, you’ll eat in the tranquil private garden.

Sanctuary of Hospitality

Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden describes itself as a ‘sanctuary of hospitality’ and I couldn’t argue with that. The hotel has one of the most caring of the many hospitality teams I’ve come across (I worked in the hotel business for a number of years and have stayed in countless other hotels).

Yes, a stay in this (or any other hotel during these strange times) will be different from what we’re all used to – because of the pandemic-avoiding hygiene and safety measures that have been put in place – but general manager Giovanni Morello and his hotel ‘family’ will ensure you have a relaxing and stress-free experience.

Holiday at Home

Mallorca’s tourism sector shouldn’t have to rely on international visitors: the island has enough variety that you can live in one area and go and stay somewhere else here for a complete change of scene. The Boss and I rarely leave Mallorca (we have a posse of pussycats to look after, making ‘proper’ holidays a distant memory); instead, we have occasional single-night stays somewhere else on the island. We’ll be continuing to do this as hotels reopen.

If you live in Mallorca and can afford to take a break as hotels begin to re-open, you’ll be giving some much-needed support to a sector facing its worst-ever season. And who doesn’t want a break from the same four walls we’ve largely been confined to for almost two months?

 

Note: My Mallorca Sunshine Radio show ‘Table Talk’ is currently on hold, but you can hear an interesting interview with the delightful Joan Morro, head concierge at Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden in Palma de Mallorca here (scroll down to ‘Table Talk’ 91).

Jan Edwards ©2020

Home-delivery Gift for Mother’s Day in Mallorca

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The perfect gift!

Who else has realised it’s the last day of April today and wondered what happened to the rest of the month? This lockdown – with its days blending into each other because of their sameness – has made the month fly by. It’s the first of May tomorrow but, more importantly, it’s Mother’s Day in Spain on Sunday.

If you’re still fortunate enough to have your mum, and she’s in Mallorca, chances are that the lockdown will prevent you from seeing her in person. But you can still show her you love her, with a special gift delivered to her home. And this gift is full of the flavour of Mallorca.

Wise Women of Wine

Two of the women I most admire in the Mallorcan wine industry have come up with a home-delivery offer that I think would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.

Bàrbara Mesquida (from the biodynamic winery Mesquida Mora in Porreres) and her great pal Mireia Oliver (Can Majoral organic winery in Algaida) have joined forces to offer a tasty gift that includes a bouquet of flowers and a locally made basket (which will be great to take to the beach when that’s possible again).

Here’s What’s Included:

  • One bottle of Acrollam wine from Mesquida Mora
  • One bottle of Callet from Can Majoral
  • 1 box of Can Parrí dried apricots (this is a family firm based in Mallorca’s home of apricots, Porreres)
  • 1 box of Bessó de Mallorca almonds (also from Porreres)
  • 1 bouquet of flowers
  • 1 locally made straw basket

The price for all this is 50 euros and I think this bounty of Mallorcan artisan goodness would be a real delight to receive – on any occasion.

This could be the perfect way to solve a gift-buying challenge during the current lockdown, be it for Mother’s Day, a birthday, anniversary, or simply a way to bring some cheer to someone in Mallorca who’s on their own.

And it’s also a practical way to support some of the businesses on this island during the current crisis.

If you’d like this for your mum, or anyone else (I’m sure you deserve a treat), email either of the following to place your order.

info@mesquidamora.com

info@canmajoral.com

Jan Edwards©2020

 

Buy a Cookbook to Support Chefs in Mallorca

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Home-made pizza

Cooking is one of the things that is (almost) maintaining my sanity during the lockdown in Mallorca. Like many people, I’ve been doing more baking than usual (mainly biscuits, bread, and pizza dough) and trying out new recipes, whilst there is more time to dedicate to kitchen activity. It’s a way to fill time, as well as tummies.

Growing up, I don’t remember my mum ever showing me how to cook anything. I always feel a little envious when chef friends say their first cooking experience was with their mother or grandmother.

Once I’d left home, I started buying cookbooks. And I haven’t stopped since. Over the years, I’ve had the occasional cull: an emotionally painful but necessary space-creating action to enable me to add new books to the collection. (Though I’ll never say goodbye to any books by Delia).

Google v Cookbook

Of course, I flirt with using recipes found on the Internet; it’s usually quicker to do a Google search than scan through the indexes of cookbooks. Mainly because once I open a cookbook, I’m likely to lose myself in its pages, admiring the photography and making mental lists of ingredients to buy for future meals. Oops! Is it that time already? But my gripe is that many online recipes have not been tested for reliability. You really can’t beat a book full of properly tested recipes.

If you’re in the market for a new cookbook, may I suggest the following? Each is linked to a business in Mallorca that’s been impacted by the pandemic. I know that the chefs whose recipes grace the pages of these books would appreciate your support.

I own two of these books myself, so they come personally recommended. I pre-ordered the other at Christmas time, after interviewing the author, Justine Murphy, for my radio show ‘Table Talk’. I am 100 per cent certain that her recipes will work, having known Justine personally long enough to make that bold claim.

Modern Mediterranean: Sun-drenched recipes from Mallorca and beyond – Marc Fosh (published by Nourish Books)

Marc Fosh is still the only British chef to be at the helm of a Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain. His eponymous restaurant is in Palma and a must-visit in Mallorca’s capital for any serious foodie.

Marc’s cookbook is not just a collection of recipes, but reads like a love letter to his adopted island and to Mediterranean products. Eighteen key ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine are each given a chapter of their own, with an introductory text and recipes in which the featured ingredient plays a starring role. The photos will stimulate even the most-jaded tastebuds and are by the award-winning Mallorcan photographer Nando Esteva.

Michelin-starred he may be, but chef Marc Fosh’s book is not just for advanced cooks. Read and follow his fail-safe methodology and you can transport yourself cuisine-wise to Mallorca. Not a bad prospect for anyone in lockdown elsewhere and longing for a taste of this stunning Spanish island.

This book is also now available in German, under the title Mallorca. Both are available from Amazon. In Palma de Mallorca, you’ll be able to buy a copy at Marc’s restaurant or in the lifestyle store Rialto Living – once these businesses re-open.

Restaurante Sebastian in Deià

Patricia and Sebastian with their book, during their interview on ‘Table Talk’

Visitors to the Tramuntana village of Deià have been coming to this romantic restaurant (in a former stable) for 25 years. To celebrate that 2019 milestone, owners chef Sebastian Pasch and his hospitable Irish wife Patricia Sheridan decided to create a book telling their story and that of the popular restaurant. Yes, there are recipes too: for 14 of the most-ordered dishes over the past 25 years. You’ll also be fascinated to see a copy of the menu from 1994 – with prices in pesetas.

If you’re a fan of Restaurante Sebastian (as I am), I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to know this couple and their restaurant through this book’s pages. The text is in English, German, and Spanish. It’s for sale through the restaurant website here.

The mymuybueno Cookbook – Justine Murphy (Meze Publishing)

British woman Justine Murphy owns a seven-division international business, based in Mallorca (with a London office). Her eight-year-old company includes an award-winning deli, chef-and-interior-staffing agencies, cookery school, concierge and lifestyle-management service, bespoke events, and luxuryware divisions. Good food is at the heart of it all.

If that were not enough for this inspirational woman, she’s also mum to two small boys. Justine’s backstory is an extraordinary one and makes what’s she’s achieved all the more remarkable. As well as 160 of her repeatedly tested refined-sugar-free recipes, The mymuybueno Cookbook provides Justine’s valuable tips on getting through the challenges of modern life and shares her personal story, in this 12-chapter, 288-page book.

Fingers crossed my own copy will be in my postbox tomorrow. I pre-ordered it at Christmas and it’s just been published. I can’t wait to sit down and read it with a glass of Mallorcan tinto one evening. You can hear Justine Murphy talking to me on ‘Table Talk’ (edition 87) here.

You can buy a copy of The mymuybueno Cookbook from Amazon or, if you’re in Mallorca, order a copy from this website. 

These three cookbooks represent just three of the successful businesses in Mallorca that are facing an uncertain future, because the island is so dependent on tourism – which is impossible during the COVID-19 pandemic. If, like me, you’re a cookbook collector, buying any of the above, will be a small but helpful way to show your support.

Jan Edwards ©2020