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“Wonderful day”

Annie B's Spanish Kitchen
Reviewed March 27, 2013

My wife and I decided at the last minute to book a day with Annie on our short stay in Vejer during our recent 12 day trip to Spain. What a great decision. We have done cooking classes before in Italy and other places, but the warmth and personal touch of Annie, made this unique. Having the class in her beautiful home really makes it a warm and inviting day. We learned a lot about Spanish cooking, Spanish ingredients, Sherry, and made some new friends We just had a wonderful day. We couldn't have planned anything better. Don't miss this experience.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

I had an absolutely awesome day at Annie Bs Spanish Kitchen, from the moment I arrived I was greeted with such warmth by not only Annie but everyone in the room. Set in her own home 'Casa Alegre' house of happiness every minute was just that. Not only did I learn how to cut up an orange without its piff but even how to cut parsley correctly. It's not only the wonderful food experience that makes this day so rich its the way Annie shares her knowledge of the local cultures and cuisine, she has obviously taken alot of time to get to know and respect the locals and their fabulous food traditions. And Sherry! Wow what a surprise how this fabulous wine matches every dish we created. Next time I'm taking the husband!

Thank Chelsealeachica
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

While you explore Spain and its wonderful cuisine, you may find yourself wondering just how some of the traditional meals are prepared. Do not fear, for Annie B’s Spanish Kitchen is near! Annie, a Scottish spark-plug, will not only teach you how to cook simple yet oh so delicious foods, but she will welcome you in to her beautiful home as if you were an old friend. With views of beautiful Vejer de la Frontera, you’ll never want to leave her cozy kitchen.

You begin by meeting at a gourmet corner store which offers many local goods such as cookies, jams, and fine wines. Annie will then take you on a food-finding mission through the winding streets of rustic, hilltop Vejer. She hand picks all of the fresh and local foods that you will soon be using to prepare your mouth-watering meal.

After a quick stroll through the white-washed village, you will be welcomed in to the beautiful home where Annie resides. She walks you through her typical Andalusian home, with a welcoming glass of sherry (which is somehow bottomless).

As you settle in to the kitchen, Annie will distribute the day’s meal plan. All of this food talk will have you licking your lips, guaranteed. On a typical day, you will be given the opportunity to prepare 5-6 different dishes (and may I add, they are all fabulous)! As you sit around her table, chopping and conversing with newly made friends, you’ll find yourself building ridiculously scrumptious dishes.

Annie walks you through each dish as a group, sherry by sherry, step by step . After having prepared the dishes for the day, Annie will invite you to sit around her pool to enjoy a refreshing toe-dip and cocktail.

Annie’s helpers bring out your dishes plated to the standards of an up-scale restaurant, as you sit on her tranquil terrace overlooking the picturesque Spanish Villa. You’ll find yourself planning your next return as you enjoy an incredible meal….that you miraculously made!

Anne B's is truly a memorable & delicious cooking experience not to be missed.

1  Thank Sabine G
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

I booked Annie's 3 day course as a present for my husband. We arrived in need of a relaxing time and thats exactly what we got. Annie is an incredibly generous person, with her knowledge and her serving of both her delicious food and carefully selected sherry, wine and other drinks. From the moment we arrived and emerged ourselves in beautiful Vejer and Annie's Kitchen work was forgotten! There were 5 people on the 3 day course, but each day new people joined us and the group dynamics worked every time thanks to Annie's "melding" skills. As far as cooking goes its a group activity with everyone taking on different tasks and we learnt so much, without the stress of having to do it all! I can't recommend the Annie experience enough. Just loved it!

Thank CJ220975
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We are currently staying just out of Vejer for 5 weeks and as a result have luckily been able to make the absolute most of Annie's kitchen! Both my husband and I attended a class (separately) and we also had a tailored day as a family with our two kids (7 and 8 yrs). Annie's MO is fantastic with firstly a tour of local deli to introduce local products (eg;Tuna, Jamon, Wine and Sherry!), then a walk through market and purchase of produce/ fish for the meal of the day. From market it is just a short walk to Annie's beautiful home and kitchen. From here you get magnificent views and not only experience a truly magical day of food and sherry but also an understanding of life in a Pueblo Blanco!
We could not recommend Annie more fully, the recipes you are introduced to are delicious, the day is fun and indulgent (food and sherry!!!). Annie's passion for sherry is contageous as is her love and respect for Spain and its food. Her generosity in sharing tips, recipes and her beautiful home exceed all expectations. We've already made many of the recipes and plan to continue so on our return to NZ. FANTASTIC

1  Thank SallyPB16
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