Nick Butcher - Fiestas and Foods of Spain



Nicholas 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.

His first book, The Spanish Kitchen, was published in 1990. The Festive Food of Spain followed a year later, and was reissued quite recently.

Nicholas 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.

You 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 episodes.


The Festive Food of Spain



The Nerja Feria

All Saints Day
Recipe for Buñuelos de Viento

El Puente de la Constitución

Christmas episode
Recipe for Christmas

San Antonio &
San Sebastian

Recipe for Chocos con habas

La Candelaria
& San Blas


Semana Santa
Recipe for potaje

El Día del Trabajo -
Las Cruces de Mayo

San Isidro

San Juan

Virgen del Carmen


Nacimiento de la Virgen
Feria de Maro in September

Fiesta Nacional de España