Behind Annie’s Kitchen Door
A certified Travel Agent and qualified Sherry Educator, Annie ran her own successful catering and corporate hospitality company in London for 15 years before falling for, and deciding to stay in Vejer.
Passionate about food, wine, and Spanish culture Annie leads her tours with the acuteness of a non-native, an eye for attention to detail, and genuine enthusiasm for her subject. She specialises in cookery classes that maximise taste and minimise fuss and tours that are fun and indulgent, all the time celebrating the aspects of the country that originally drew her to Andalucia.
Annie was hugely proud to be honoured by the town of Vejer in September 2013 as a ”Vejeriaga de Adopcion” in recognition for the attention she has brought to the local gastronomy.
She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Sherry…
Annie’s Spanish Kitchen
Annie cooks out of Casa Alegre, her home and the official centre for Peña Gastronómica de Vejer – The Gourmet Association of Vejer. The house, set within the old town of Vejer was completely refurbished in 2003, transforming a centuries old Andalucian patio home for 5 families into the stunning residence it is today. The azotea (roof terrace) is where everyone gathers to relax, have a pre lunch or dinner drink and relish stunning 270-degree views from the east to the south west, over Vejer and over the Straits of Gibraltar towards North Africa.
If the azotea is the house’s crowning glory, Annie’s kitchen is its heart. Whilst retaining many original features, it is sleek and contemporary, colourful with Spanish and Moroccan pottery, flooded with sunlight and features the best 21st-century equipment. The kitchen remains cool during the warmer months due to the vast thickness of the walls of the house.
Want to meet Annie and see for yourself what her Spanish Kitchen is all about? Check out the range of cooking courses we’ve got to offer.
Looking for the full Annie B experience? Have a look at the range of cooking holidays we offer…
Fly-by-night visit to Vejer planned? No problem. We also offer day classes to introduce you to the best of Spanish food…
People Love Annie B.
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All the way from Australia – 3 times so far
Rob G & Phil C, Melbourne, December 2019
We first met Annie at her week long Classic Andalusia course in Vejer in 2017. We have returned twice since, for the Almadraba (unmissable!) in May 2018 and Annie’s Menorca Culinary tour October 2019. Annie’s enthusiasm is infectious and the hospitality is second to none – shared with excellent like-minded company. It’s the gold standard of all the food tours that we have done. We have no doubt that we will be back again.
It’s breathtakingly beautiful. Your first glimpse of the town is as a blinding flash of white on a hilltop against the bluest of blue skies. Up close it’s just as easy on the eye, too – a labyrinth of narrow, cobbled streets winding its way between quiet squares, churches and handsome historical buildings, it’s a photographer’s dream.
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