It's pulp galore at the "tomatina" festival in the village of Bunol, near Valencia. (AFP/Biel Alino)
Roland Lloyd Parry is leaving in a Spanish state of mind after a four-year assignment in Madrid.
Mar 18 2015
Mar 18 2015.
(AFP Photo / Raul Garcia Pereira)
"Within every Peruvian lurks an inner chef, an inner food critic," writes AFP's Lima correspondent Moises Avila, who returned home after 10 years abroad to witness a food revolution in the city recently dubbed a gastronomic mecca. "The specialities that delight today’s tourists were born on simple stoves, rustled up by our ancestors who concocted dishes with whatever they could lay their hands on."
"But every Peruvian also has his 'Tia Veneno' – his 'Aunty Poison' – the street vendors who throw together the dishes that everyone eats, in the hygiene conditions everyone can well imagine, without anyone dying of food poisoning. And some things remain the same as ever. Like the possibility of stumbling across a crunchy, six-legged surprise in a dish bought on the sidewalk."
Jun 24 2014
Jun 24 2014.
(AFP Photo/Pierre-Philippe Marcou)
AFP Madrid correspondent Katell Abiven has been covering Spain for the past four years, coinciding with an unprecedented slide of the Spanish economy from boom into deep crisis. As she prepares to join AFP’s Latin America team in the Montevideo regional hub, Katell looks back at the Spanish economic collapse.