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DON'S TRAVELS

LA TIENDA'S FOUNDER, DON HARRIS, REFLECTS ON THE FASCINATING CULTURE & CUISINE OF SPAIN

Sharing Time with Spanish Artisans

DON'S BLOG

Sharing Time with Spanish Artisans

Dear Friends,

During our decades of traveling across Spain, Ruth and I (and later our sons) have always loved visiting the municipal markets that are central to the life of most towns and villages. I remember fondly visiting the "spinach lady" in our town of El Puerto de Santa Maria as well as the Panadería del Buen Pastor, The Good Shepherd Bakery, where I bought bread for the...

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Spanish Olive Oil - Liquid Gold

PRODUCT STORIES

Spanish Olive Oil - Liquid Gold

Spain is the world's leading producer of olive oil, with approximately 975 thousand tons produced per year. Over 250 million olive trees grow in Spain - we are always astonished to see olive groves that stretch as far as the eye can see. Some trees are over one thousand years old!

In recent years, families and cooperatives in Spain have drastically improved the quality of their extra virgin...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Castilla - La Mancha

What an amazing variety of cities and products, castles and crocuses in this fascinating part of Spain! We have traveled here and there over the region, but from the moment we first began exploring Spain, we were attracted to Toledo, just about an hour south of Madrid. There you can see a fascinating mosaic of all that has occurred in Spain over the past 2000 years.

We particularly like...

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A Romanesque Pyrenees Experience

ITINERARIES

A Romanesque Pyrenees Experience

This area of Spain contains an amazing treasury of art and architecture, some of which stretches back over a thousand years. It has been relatively untouched because the areas of interest are largely valleys nestled in the foothills of the rugged Pyrenees. The roads are winding and difficult to navigate in the winter contributing to a place minimally touched by modern life. Romanesque architecture...

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