Vejer, our village in Spain, seems to be permanently in ‘Feria’. This is of course where we got the name for our restaurant.
Its a bit of a euphemism for “we’re not working, we’re having fun, drinking sherry, watching horses doing amazing things and going to bed very late so don’t expect the bank to be open, or anything else for that matter.”
Vejer is extra special in this regard. We seem to have a huge fair in April to celebrate the Virgin Mary. This has lots of tents for s... read more
Over the years as a family we have enjoyed many a paella in the garden, in the Summer.
We light a small wood based fire (Jez obviously assumes control of this very quickly, because it requires a lot of peering, swearing and assessing of the heat).
Inevitably, once we’ve finished the meal, a couple of hours later, he’ll say “that fire is perfect for cooking on now! Look at that charcoal, not too hot, perfect, we should have waited”
Anyway, there’s a lot of hoo ha and spectacle with ... read more