THE 2022 CHESTNUT PARTY IN SPAIN SERVES FEW CHESTNUTS BUT REMAINS PACKED WITH CULT! »
Halloween is a popular “chestnut party” in many parts of Spain. As Castañada, it has Celtic roots that go way back and is closely related to the cult of the dead. The culinary star of the "deadly" feast is, as the name would say in no uncertain terms, the castañas or chestnuts. But due to drought and prolonged warm weather, chances are that there won’t be an abundance of the nuts. Just the same, leave it to the Spaniards to keep up their marvelous traditions, dead or alive.
IT’S HARVEST TIME, PLEASE DON’T RAIN ON THE LOVELY SAFFRON! »
The Fall harvest season in Spain is on. For olives, it starts in September and ends in November. For the wines, September-October is the season. For “the most expensive spice on earth”, the last three weeks of October. . . For most non-locals, joining the pickers and the foot-stompers is great fun and an eye-opening experience