From Ibn ‘AbdÅ«n’s rulebook for Seville market, translated by Bernard Lewis: “Truffles should not be sold around the mosque, for this is a delicacy of the dissolute.” (Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources, ed Olivia R Constable) There’s no reason to believe this ties in with the prohibition on the use of sugar candy in judicial combat.
- Fermín Salvochea, a successful comedy writer aged 1?
Cádiz’s anarchist saint seems to have been misunderstood regarding either his age or his achievements.
- Unusual duelling weapons
Of sausages, sugarcandy, daggers on helmets, sharp-bladed collars, pills, and billiard balls, with a note on zombie destruction.
- Wilful mondegreens from the popular repertoire
Lionel Richie opens a butchery in Bradford, while Frank Sinatra with the Count Basie Orchestra refuse to sell a raspberry ripple
- ¡Viva España!
A drunk-sounding Peacock Band playing accordions, bones, and mouth organs in a pub in Chelsworth, Suffolk the early 1970s.
- Adding value to Spanish olive oil
Charles Butler is doing some really interesting work down in Jaén. Check out the interview he did with an enterprising manufacturer