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Floyd on Spain
Floyd on Spain
Floyd on Spain
30 min • Culture • 1992 • G

In this series loveable chef Keith Floyd goes in search of the true flavour of Spain. Floyd celebrates the food and drink of regional Spain in restaurants and bars, mountain tops , and the length and breadth of this rich and diverse country.

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Galicia
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1. Galicia
30 mins

Keith visits the “Santiago de Compostela”, St James of the Star Field, which is a beautiful cathedral and cooks up a Galicia signature dish which has been eaten by the monks for hundreds of years, in a 15th-century monastery kitchen. He visits the vineyards, joins the street festival and cooks for the president of Galicia.

Basque Country
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2. Basque Country
30 mins

Keith wanders around the local market, visits various tapas bars and joins a private gentleman’s club as they all work together in cooking classic Spanish dishes. He takes a journey on a pleasure boat and cooks up a tuna dish and ventures out into the countryside.

Catalonia
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3. Catalonia
30 mins

Keith takes a look at the Romanesque architecture, ventures down to a massive wine cellar and discovers various restaurants and kitchens.

Balearics
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4. Balearics
30 mins

Keith starts off in a restaurant and then onto a train journey through the beautiful landscape, and sits down to a traditional Majorcan breakfast. He punts through the salt marshes and cooks a classic Majorcan dish off a mountainous road.

Costa Blanca
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5. Costa Blanca
30 mins

Keith visits various restaurants including “The Magic Roundabout” which caters specifically for the British. He visits the fruit & veg market in Benidorm, has lunch at the local vineyard and then joins a street festival where they make giant paellas and share amongst the crowds.

Andalucia
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6. Andalucia
30 mins

This is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the home of flamenco dance. After checking out some of the sites, Keith ventures to a hilltop overlooking the city and ocean, cooks a traditional Andalucia dish, and then takes a bike ride out to a small ancient village.

La Mancha/Madrid
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7. La Mancha/Madrid
30 mins

Keith cooks for a member of the Spanish aristocracy, the Marquis of Grinon and his dog! He cooks up a classic dish of Toledo on a beautiful estate. He takes a look at Arab architecture, discovers some of the history of Toledo, cooks a salt codfish stew in the corner of a manic kitchen and looks at the diet of a successful Spaniard on a normal working day.