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Rick Stein Comes to Cádiz!

Coming out of work one evening in June, we stepped onto the crowded square named after the man who is said to have invented the famous Cadiz carnival, and saw the usual tables full of diners, the iconic flowerpots that line the walls of the square, the plates of fried fish battered in the typical Cádiz seasoning, the friendly waiters we say “hasta luego” to each evening…nothing unusual there.

Cadiz tefl course

But as we approached the middle of the square, we realised that the centre table was occupied by an unexpected guest: Rick Stein, famous British chef!

We had heard he was in town, followed his tweets sharing his impressions of the new tapas area in the market where locals hang out at the weekends and on warm evenings. We had seen his review of the new sushi stall that makes the most of the high quality red tuna that is caught on this coastline. We had even seen that he had even sampled the local sherry in the bar around the corner in between filming. And here he was, a stone’s throw from where we were teaching in the heart of one of Cadiz’s oldest and dearest neighbourhoods.

It’s not the first time Rick Stein has been to Cádiz. His passion for fish brings him back time and time again – and this latest trip was to film an episode of the BBC series “Rick Stein Long Weekends” which will be aired on BBC2 on Friday 25th November at 9pm.

Don’t miss it! We can guarantee you will fall in love with Cádiz just as much as Rick and we have! But instead of a long weekend, why not make it 5 weeks so you can come and do the TESOL course with us at Oxford TEFL.

We run 5 week courses instead of 4 weeks to take some of the intensity out of the course so you have more time to enjoy being in this wonderful city.

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