Andrew Valente
Andrew Valente

Andrew Valente has been a journalist since he left school at 18 in Glasgow where he was on the Scottish edition of the old Daily Herald. He came to Mallorca to work as a freelance correspondent for the London dailies and Sundays, using that as a stepping stone to a job in Fleet Street. But he got involved in the Bulletin and stayed on…and on…and on…and now Fleet Street doesn’t exist. He still reads the London dailies and Sundays.


Oyster and chips - it’s a deluxe little starter

"My main job is to find interesting places with dishes most of us can afford."

Andrew Valente 26/02/2022 11:37


Sardines - One of the week’s best fish bargains

Take a look at where our food expert finds the best deals on Mallorca.

Andrew Valente 24/02/2022 11:42


Black Olives - This year’s is a good one

The panssides olives are so delicious that many people eat them as a snack with nothing but sliced bread.

Andrew Valente 23/02/2022 11:15


Two fresh pastas at really great prices

Thumbs up or Thumbs down? Why was our Bulletin critic so impressed?

Andrew Valente 19/02/2022 11:06


Fish bargains - Small fish (and biggish ones) that make a great eating

Do you know where to find the best deals? - Andrew Valente tells us how to get the most for your money

Andrew Valente 17/02/2022 11:53


Hot chillis - Get a nice touch of spicy heat

When buying at the supermarket, you can always tell which are the picante ones — they are tied with red string.

Andrew Valente 16/02/2022 11:44


A scrummy pasta called Rafa Nadal

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Are you all set for Rafa Nadal's dish of the day?

Andrew Valente 12/02/2022 11:36


Cauliflower - At €1 a time, it’s a real veggie bargain at some supermarkets

Don't make the big mistake that professionals and amateurs make when cooking cauliflower.

Andrew Valente 10/02/2022 12:26


Go nuts - For a healthy lifestyle

Why are nuts so convenient as a diet supplement?

Andrew Valente 09/02/2022 10:02

The Restaurant Review

One dish spot on, the other not quite right

"There were a couple of hiccups in a recent meal, one of them quite unnecessary"

Andrew Valente 05/02/2022 11:21


Torta del Casar - This unique Spanish cheese will be the star of any anniversary meal

Why is one of Spain’s most magnificent cheeses so little known in Spain and the rest of the world?

Andrew Valente 03/02/2022 10:14


Calçots - An unusual leek-like speciality from Catalonia returns

The calçots are among the highlights of winter weekends and fiesta days in Catalonia.

Andrew Valente 02/02/2022 09:59

The Restaurant Review

Superb €13.80 menú for Year of the Tiger

Find out why our critic has always had memorable meals there.

Andrew Valente 30/01/2022 12:04


Tiger - roars in the Chinese New Year

What kind of dishes can we expect for Chinese New Year?

Andrew Valente 27/01/2022 10:16

Latest headlines

Spanish dishes for cold wintery days

These traditional Spanish recipes are easy to make and keep the cold at bay.

Andrew Valente 27/01/2022 10:12


La Ratte - The unusual potato

Discover what this interesting small potato has to offer.

Andrew Valente 26/01/2022 10:18

The Restaurant Review

Baked ham won the top honours

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Our critic reviews the restaurant Delfinos.

Andrew Valente 23/01/2022 08:56


Quail - Full of flavour, simple to cook and easy on the pocket

Find out why quail is one of the best items on the market, yet few people buy it.

Andrew Valente 20/01/2022 09:45


This deep-fried fish was perfection plus

Thumbs up or thumbs down? What does our critic have to say about this restaurant?

Andrew Valente 15/01/2022 10:36