Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston seemed destined to become a travel writer and author: he is an Irishman born in Nigeria and raised in Switzerland, who has lived in Britain and China.

The sobremesa is about the easy conversation and laughter that more easily follows after good food and wine.

The Spanish way to do a long lunch

The sobremesa – which literally translates as "over the table" – is the Spanish habit of lingering long after the midday meal is over.

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