An annual autumn event no fan of olives should miss.
If I had to name my one indispensable Mallorcan product – apart from the wines! – it would have to be the island’s luscious extra virgin olive oil. Olive trees first came to Mallorca more than two thousand years ago and today there are thousands of hectares of land devoted to growing the trees. Many of them are more than a hundred years old, and nature and time have sculpted their trunks into living artworks – shapes that further enhance the […]
Having been otherwise ‘occupied’ – first with a bad bout of bronchitis (at this time of year!) and then with family visitors – I was grateful to fellow blogger William Newton (whose excellent ‘Blog of the Courtier’ is worth adding to your reading list) for bringing to my attention an article about characterful hotels on Mallorca. It was published in The Daily Telegraph’s travel section and features five hotels on this island chosen by journalist Annie […]
An extra virgin olive oil produced in the Manacor area has been named one of the best in the world. Llàgrima Verda (which means ‘green tear’) won a Silver Award in the New York International Olive Oil Competition 2014 – repeating the success they enjoyed in last year’s competition. Spain leads the world in quality virgin olive oils The annual competition brings together a panel of international experts who taste nearly 700 extra virgin olive […]