Breaking news! Horse meat discovered in IKEA meatballs!

As one of the world’s foremost horse meat bloggers, I feel I should follow the food crisis that’s sweeping Europe. Today’s news is that the Czech government has found horse meat in meatballs from IKEA, and that the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture found it in cannelloni (canalones La Cocinera, sold locally). Here’s the article in El País for the bilingually-inclined.

For some in-depth reporting about horse meat, check out my article in Vaya Madrid! entitled A Horse is a Horse.

P.S. I always felt kind of bad for people buying meatballs at IKEA. Equine or bovine, it’s all IKEA food…


How did I end up in Spain? Why am I still here almost 20 years later? Excellent questions. With no good answer... Anyway, at some point I became a blogger, bestselling author and contributor to Lonely Planet. So there's that. Drop me a line, I'm happy to hear from you.

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