Butcher ran the family restaurant in Chichester, Sussex for five
years before moving permanently to Spain in 1984.
Here he combines language teaching with writing, and he is also involved with the local Alminares choir.
first book, The Spanish Kitchen, was published in 1990. The Festive
Food of Spain followed a year later, and was reissued quite recently.
Butcher has recorded a series of episodes about the Fiestas in Spain
and related food, to be broadcast
on RSA 99.1 fm regularly. His annual chronicles start with the Feria in Nerja, around the 10th of October, one of the main events of the local traditions and culture.
can find the texts and the original recordings from the links on the right.
And as a surprise, the odd simple recipe will accompany some
Festive Food of Spain