My Malaga: with Canal Cocina’s Loleta

This blog post was originally posted on October 2th, 2015 and was updated on August 26th, 2017

In 2013, Canal Cocina (Spain’s version of the Food Network) hosted a contest to find the best Cooking Bloggers. Lola Bernabé was that year’s winner.

Since then she has starred in Blogueros Cocineros T4 and in 2015 she launched her series Lúcete con Loleta. Lola, (Loleta as she is known to her many fans), combines three of her passions: gastronomy, travel and photography in her blog: Loleta. Life Market & Cooking. Recently we asked Loleta a few foodie questions about her hometown of Malaga.

My Malaga: Lola Bernabé

What are you up to at the moment?

I write, cook and travel. I travel as much as I can, but more than anything else I try to live life to the fullest and take advantage of every moment.

How long have you lived in Malaga?

My whole life! I’ve come and gone but I always knew I’d be back.

What is the best part of living in Malaga?

The quality of life, no doubt about it. There are very few cities in the world that have the wonderful climate, joy of living and cosmopolitan character that Malaga does. And you can ride your bicycle everywhere! You could go skiing in the morning and spend the afternoon on the beach!

What is your favorite dish from Malaga?

Fried fish with salad and sardine espetos, porra antequerana (a cold soup made with tomato and dried bread topped with tuna, hard boiled egg and ham), and gazpachuelo (a creamy fish stew).

What is your ideal night in Malaga?

A walk to see the sunset, dinner at one of the restaurants in the city and then a drink on one of the rooftop terraces with views of the Alcazaba.

What is your favorite day trip from Malaga?

Marbella because it has great food, the old town, Puerto Banús and the sun!

What is your favorite bar to have tapas in Malaga?

La Cosmopolita because I never know what I’m going to order. They have more off menu dishes than there are on the actual menu!

What is your favorite “secret spot” in Malaga?

The beaches of Maro. That’s where I go whenever I need to recharge. There aren’t any restaurants or showers, it’s all natural, so it’s just the you and the sea.

Finish this sentence: You can’t leave Malaga without…

Having seen the sunset from Gibralfaro and without buying a biznaga because this is the only place you will find them.

Apart from her blog, Loleta. Life Market & Cooking, you can also find Loleta (and her delicious recipes) on TV (Canal Cocina M-F 12:30pm, 7:30pm & 11pm. Weekends 3pm & 8:30pm). She’s also on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and Pinterest.

Want to see more of the local perspective on Malaga? Keep up with our My Malaga series as we interview more Malagueños for their best insider tips (foodie and otherwise!) and join us on a food tour to see the city through the eyes of a local!

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