Neven's Spanish Food Trails 2018 Ep1: Malaga
Neven's six part series starts in Malaga, traditionally the gateway to the Costa Del Sol but now a tourist destination in its own right, with an emphasis on museums and food: the city is proud of the fact that Pablo Picasso was born here, and it has one of only three museums in the world dedicated to his art.
Beside the Roman amphitheatre is El Pimpi where Neven is served the restaurant’s famous fish soup before visiting the Alcazaba, a Moorish citadel.
In Frigiliana, a white-washed village in the hills to the east of Malaga (and featured in Christy Moore's song Lisdoonvarna), Neven tries waffles made with local molasses and deep-fried aubergines. Grilled sardines, or espetos are another regional speciality, cooked on the beach on skewers.
Neven ends his day in the city’s oldest wine bar where the wine is served straight from the barrels and the bill is chalked up on the counter. Neven’s recipe in this programme is a Pecan Pie, using molasses from Frigiliana.