surinenglish

12:19

food & drink

Hot plates

Any restaurant owner in any of Spain's tourist areas, and the big cities, is aware that serving a hot steak or fish on a cold plate is the way to lose a customer

ANDREW J. LINN

12:14

THE EURO ZONE

Patching it up

If Spain's new patchwork coalition is to achieve anything, much more compromise will be necessary

Mark Nayler

12:13

Naked

Youngsters tend to have a greater sense of embarrassment in front of their classmates than in front of their screens, which have an inexplicable effect of removing inhibitions

Héctor Barbotta

16:29

health & beauty

Coffee and health

The accumulation of evidence is overwhelming, so let's look at some of the facts about this dark potion

javier morallón

19:14

Wishes and resolutions

With new governments embarking on a complicated year in Spain and Britain, what did our politicians put on their lists of New Year's resolutions?

Rachel Haynes

19:07

No shows

In Spain, the question of reservations is treated more casually than in many other first world countries

ANDREW J. LINN

19:05

The finished article

Unfortunately, owing to the general haze of tinsel, turkey legs and passive aggressive in-laws, a lot of us lose track of which day is which around this time of year

Peter Edgerton

19:04

The Euro Zone

Too close to call?

It's plausible to argue that in present-day Spain there is a very close relationship between law and politics when it comes to Catalan separatists

Mark Nayler

13:28

Michelin muddle

The guide awards its stars to restaurants, not chefs, but the rating depends heavily on the quality of the food ... it appears that Michelin itself is muddying the waters

ANDREW J. LINN

21:04

Incorrect

The false debate over political correctness and incorrectness is an argument between two sides that refuse to think for themselves

Héctor Barbotta

20:58

the euro zone

Back and forward

What have we learned about Spanish politics this year and what should we expect to happen (or not to happen) in the one that's just around the corner?

Mark Nayler

20:55

2020 vision

What delights will the coming twelve months bring?

Peter Edgerton

17:18

Tipping point

At this time of year, I really can't think of anything I want, certainly not a caprice, anyway

Peter Edgerton

17:07

A self-employed office party

Just as freelancers can't stop being creative, now they have come up with organising Christmas dinners with other freelancers they don't know as a way of networking

TXEMA MARTÍN