Food & Entertaining

Mallorca offers a wide variety of locally grown products, delicious fresh ingredients and an ever-evolving local wine industry for foodies to enjoy. You just need to know where to shop! Living on Mallorca gives you access to zero kilometre organic fruit and vegetables at the many local weekly food markets, or buying directly from the farmer or local artisan producer – sustainable living at it’s best.

Zero-waste, Eco-friendly Shopping in Palma

Based in Santa Catalina, NU Market are pioneers on the island in offering sustainable, zerowaste and locally sourced shopping

Cappuccino Group Mallorca

The success story of how Juan Picornell established three successful restaurant brands in only thirteen years could be taken from a marketing textbook.

Watermelon and Feta salad

A little playful presentation gives this super simple watermelon and feta salad the wow factor.

Strawberry Gazpacho

Bowls of strawberry gazpacho set onto al fresco tables always wins smiles. Delicate in colour and flavour, it’s easy to make, too.

Flavours of the Mediterranean

Find the recipes of some of our favourite dishes that capture the essence of Mediterranean cooking – healthy, fresh, delicious and best enjoyed al fresco.

Sea Bream Fillet on Seafood Rice

Taking a traditional paella as the base for this recipe, this seafood dish is made extra special with the addition of saffron alioli.

Creating a buzz on Mallorca

Biel and Pau reveal their story of turning beekeeping, an almost extinct profession on Mallorca, into a succes with Mel Vici, their pure Mallorcan artisan honey.

Avgolemono Soup Recipe

Lemon season on Mallorca means copious amounts of the yellow super fruit. Why not use them in this delicious Greek soup combining lemon juice, chicken and rice!

A perfect recipe for a festive al fresco

Feel inspired this Christmas season with these festive recipes that use traditional Mallorcan flavours – enjoy with family and friends!

Pumpkin and butternut squash soup recipe

This easy to make pumpkin and butternut squash soup is one of my favourite autumn recipes, perfect to cosy up to when the evenings get darker.

Roast butternut squash salad recipe

Closely related to the pumpkin, the sweet and earthy flavours of the butternut squash are the epitome of autumn.

Fig and goat’s cheese tart

Cheat with store-bought puff pastry and your guests will never know how quick and easy this Fig and Goat’s Cheese Tart was to prepare.

Health comes first at Yerbabuena

Yerbabuena in Palma is the city’s leading health store with an extensive selection of organic products and natural therapies.

Macià Batle winemakers

The family-run Macià Batle winery uses traditional grape growing and winemaking techniques to produce Mallorcan wines of the finest quality and character.

The world’s finest chefs at mymuybueno

The mymuybueno Cookery School offers the chance to learn the skills and techniques of some of the biggest names in gastronomy, up-close and personal.

Bodega Can Axartell

The journey the humble grape must make to become great wine is a long and delicate one. It takes principles, patience, expertise, and most of all, respect. Bodega Can Axartell understands this,…

Homemade lemonade

6 lemons 250g sugar 1 litre water This is just one of several methods for making lemonade. I like it because it gets the most out of the lemon. You can also…

Grilled peach salad

This is one of my favourite Mediterranean summer salads. You’ll find beautiful ripe juicy peaches at the market, crumble the feta cheese and add the best jamón serrano you can find with a handful of rucula mixed with mint leaves and sprinkle with caramelised walnuts for a delightful salad that is sure to impress your friends.

Traditional Easter Lamb Recipe

Lamb is the traditional meat served for Easter Sunday lunch. Follow this traditional Mallorcan recipe and wow your family!

Bodegas Xaloc

Bodegas Xaloc makes incredible award-winning wine in the beautiful setting of North Mallorca. Visit the vineyard yourself to sample the wine and delicious local tapas.

APS Glass & Bar Supply

Supplying glassware, bar accessories, cutlery and dishware to restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars and private customers.

Veritas Supermarkets Mallorca

Fresh bread; choice fruit and vegetables; tasty ingredients and sweet, safe beauty products; you’ll find them all at Veritas, the go-to shop for organic.

Dr. Helen Cummins is a lifestyle editor, marketeer and successful entrepreneur, who has lived and worked in Palma de Mallorca for the past 20 years. She launched abcMallorca.com in 2003 which has grown into one of the island’s largest websites with over 6 million visits per annum.

The website helencummins.com is a collection of all the things Helen values since moving to the island, running abcMallorca Digital Media and creating an idyllic life in Son Vida with her husband Georg and daughter Eva.

Slow Living Mallorca is what sits at the heart of the hc/ website, which aims to inspire you to slow down and appreciate the Mediterranean lifestyle. Alongside her editorial team, Helen handpicks the recommended businesses showcased here that adhere to SLOW: Sustainable, Local, Organic and made with Love.

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