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Old 15th September 2006, 01:27 PM   #21
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Same thing, different dialect
Dang Brits. How can you go wrong with such an utiliarian word such as eggplant?
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Old 17th September 2006, 01:50 AM   #22
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I really enjoyed the podcast because it flowed well and it is a topic I find of interest; the arab influence in Spain. I think I will give Driving over Lemons a shot.

I think Cesar is being hyperreactionary as usual with his lack of tolerance to criticisms of Spain.


Ben and Marina, you're more tolerant of Cesar than I would be.
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Old 17th September 2006, 08:33 AM   #23
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I think tolerance, and ignoring him, is the only solution in his case...

Yes, you should give Driving over Lemons a try, it really is a great book.
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Old 17th September 2006, 10:01 AM   #24
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After listening to the podcast, I decided to re-read 'Driving Over Lemons' and I'm really enjoying the book (again). I like this guts and his sense of humor.

P.s.: I was struck by the fact that the people of this region use papas instead of patatas, just like the Canary Islanders and most Latin Americans. His neighbor Pedro, former owner of the farm Chris bought, serves up papas a lo pobre three times a day!
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Old 3rd February 2007, 05:45 PM   #25
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Tahini - available in huge tubs for 5€ in a little shop near Metro tribunal - on the corner between Barceló and Mejia Lequerica, I think. Very odd shop, full of expat food and healthy deli stuff. Varies considerably in price - Heinz Spaghetti hoops are stupidly expensive, but the tahini was good value, I thought (considering the size of the tub, I thought 5€ was good).

Also. Eggplant, utilitarian? When it has nothing to do with eggs? That's like taking a fruit that has nothing to do with grapes and calling it a grapefruit or something silly like that!
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Old 2nd March 2007, 05:06 PM   #26
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I enjoyed this podcast so much that I went out and bought the books.
I enjoyed the books so much that now I'm considering the Alpujarras for our next foray into Spain. Any tips on places to stay? things to see?
But I definitely won't be spending a day looking for Chris Stewart's house :-)
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Old 18th August 2009, 03:33 PM   #27
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I enjoyed this podcast so much that I went out and bought the books.
I enjoyed the books so much that now I'm considering the Alpujarras for our next foray into Spain. Any tips on places to stay? things to see?
But I definitely won't be spending a day looking for Chris Stewart's house :-)
I would really like to know whether El Valero still has its 'Eco Folly' (written about in 'A Parrot in the Pepper Tree') - the ecological swimming pool. Does it still work? Do Chris and Ana still swim in it?
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Old 18th August 2009, 07:47 PM   #28
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Marina swam in it when we went a few years ago. It was pond-brown though, and possibly had a few resident frogs, but it's still used as a pool by the family!
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Old 19th August 2009, 02:36 PM   #29
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Is there any way I can get in touch with Chris Stewart? Do you forward emails to him? Or do you have a postal address for him that I could have?
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Old 19th August 2009, 02:58 PM   #30
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Is there any way I can get in touch with Chris Stewart? Do you forward emails to him? Or do you have a postal address for him that I could have?
Check out his blog.
http://drivingoverlemons.co.uk/
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Old 20th August 2009, 10:49 AM   #31
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I would try contacting his publishers, that's how we first got hold of him!

Saludos from Madrid,

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Old 30th October 2009, 02:22 PM   #32
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Hi there,

I am hoping you can help me. My boyfriend is a ginormous fan of Chris's and this christmas I am hoping to get him a signed copy of his new book "Three Ways To Capsize a Boat". My boyfriends copy of Driving Over Lemons is nearly dead so I may even get him a new one of these.

Would you be able to give me his email address. I appreciate if not .

If not would you be able to pass a message to him with my email address.

Would love to take a trip there someday .. maybe some day we will be able to.

Thanks in advance for reading this.

Laura Kennedy
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Old 30th October 2009, 03:41 PM   #33
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Hi Laura,

As above, I think the best way to get hold of him is via his publishers - they are very friendly!

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