surinenglish

18:05

Chefs of fortune

Working as a chef in a famous restaurant is not a sure-fire way of becoming rich. In fact, unlike other occupations, we are seldom told how much a star chef earns, and we may be surprised by the relatively low figure

ANDREW J. LINN

15:12

Five per cent of nothing

A study is telling us that the price we have to pay for continuing to enjoy wine is to give up a few years of life from those that remain to us

ANDREW J. LINN

15:08

the euro zone

Take a guess

Those who thought that politics and economics were inextricably connected in present-day Spain stand corrected

Mark Nayler

15:19

Don't offence me in

Nowadays, people are offended for being offended's sake

Peter Edgerton

14:01

Right here

The problems of the Costa del Crime will affect all of our lives

Héctor Barbotta

15:12

Ace of clubs

In America, portion sizes really are bigger

Peter Edgerton

15:10

Immortality

People will depart from this valley of tears due to accidents, but not through natural causes

Ángel Escalera

15:09

The Euro Zone

Cooking the books

Investigators now put the total amount spent on last October's Catalonian independence referendum at €1.9 million

Mark Nayler

15:08

Keeping count

While the number of Brits seems to be falling, there has been a marked increase in the numbers of Venezuelans and Colombians

Rachel Haynes

19:53

THE EURO ZONE

Show us the money

The Spanish government has had direct control of Catalonia since last October's divisive plebiscite - plenty of time to pore over the region's books

Mark Nayler

19:48

This alarming man

Morrissey's musical output is a parson's egg if ever there was one

Peter Edgerton

19:48

Thick-skinned locals

It's fine to advise locals to put a smile on their faces for the tourists, as long as we don't go over the top and they interpret our cheerful friendliness as an indication that all we do is go out and party

ANA BARREALES

19:41

National myths and lies

Few myths persist longer than those referring to the customs of different nationalities, even more so when these reflect the eating habits of the country in question

ANDREW J. LINN

19:40

Adios to another wine dynasty

Control of Freixenet, once a family business, has just passed into the hands of the German drinks multinational Henkell, for a sum rumoured to be around 300 million

ANDREW J. LINN