Posted in April 2013

Can Roca Ranked Best in the World!

Can Roca Ranked Best in the World!

El Celler de Can Roca, Arzak, Quique Dacosta, Extebarri, Mugaritz…what do they all have in common? A lot of things, actually. But most recently, these five Spanish restaurants appeared together on the recently released ranking of the San Pelligrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants List. And what’s more, the number one spot for Best Restaurant in … Continue reading

Spanish Ice Cream and the local Avant-garde

Spanish Ice Cream and the local Avant-garde

A friend of mine sent me a photo yesterday, taken from the high-speed train that connects Barcelona and Madrid. It was snowing! With May just around the corner, the weather in Spain seems unseasonably cold, rainy and sluggish about turning into summer. While the weather here usually goes from cold to very hot in a … Continue reading

SIAL China 2013

SIAL China 2013

With just a little more than a week to go before SIAL 2013 kicks off in Shanghai, China, Spanish food and beverage companies are getting ready to show their high quality food products. SIAL China is one of Asia’s most important food and beverage fairs, and so it’s no surprise that the Spanish Institute for … Continue reading

Spanish Food = A Healthy and Delicious Way of Life

Spanish Food = A Healthy and Delicious Way of Life

While diets may fade in and out of fashion, there is one diet that is here to stay. The Mediterranean Diet is perhaps one of the most famed and significant gastronomic concepts in the world, so much so that in 2010 the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity branch of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific … Continue reading

The Cuisines of Spain, Regional Cookbook

The Cuisines of Spain, Regional Cookbook

One of the most wonderful things about living in Spain and soaking up incredible Spanish gastronomy is that Spanish food ranges from wonderful traditional cooking to the most Avant-garde cuisine in the world. Classic culinary techniques like braising, roasting, stewing and poaching share the limelight with foams, liquid nitrogen, spherification and many other cutting-edge adaptations. … Continue reading

Spanish Food at Hofex

Spanish Food at Hofex

There’s just under one month left before HOFEX kicks off in Hong Kong, and the ICEX is gearing up to host the Spanish Pavilion at one of this region’s most important food and hospitality trade shows. While you’re there, be sure to stop in for some Spanish food found at restaurants like Boqueria Hong Kong … Continue reading

The Garlic Kiss: Spain’s Indispensable Ingredient

The Garlic Kiss: Spain’s Indispensable Ingredient

Olive oil and…garlic. What would either of these essential Spanish foods be without the other? There is perhaps nothing as important as a base for Spanish cuisine as a dollop of olive oil and a couple of sauteed cloves of Spanish garlic. And that’s no surprise, considering that Spain is the world’s fifth largest producer … Continue reading

Iconic Spanish Food Company Conservas Ortiz

Iconic Spanish Food Company Conservas Ortiz

Its colorful designs are iconic, its products are of the highest quality, and its international success as a Spanish food company with more than one-hundred years of experience in the canning and bottling of high quality fish and seafood from northern Spain is unparalleled. Who am I talking about? Conservas Ortiz, of course. Founded in … Continue reading

2013 ICEX Training Program Participants

2013 ICEX Training Program Participants

Congratulations are in order for the newly named participants in the 2013 edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy. These ten young chefs, representing eight different countries, will be the latest international culinary professionals to take advantage of this exceptional program, which consists of twenty-one week educational training program that includes a six-week … Continue reading

April is for Apricots

April is for Apricots

April is the beginning of the apricot season and it’s about time! I love these delicately hued, wonderfully aromatic and easy to eat Spanish stone fruits. Spain produces around 100,000 tons of apricots, or albaricoques, a year, of which around 30% are exported. Try them in pies, jams, preserves, liqueurs, dried or even slightly stewed … Continue reading

Salón de Gourmets Happening Now!

Salón de Gourmets Happening Now!

Whether you’re a Spanish food lover living in Madrid, or just passing through, don’t forget to stop by important annual gastronomic event the Salón de Gourmets, which is being held this Monday through Thursday in IFEMA. It’s a great opportunity to eat, drink and enjoy your favorite foods from Spain!

The Wonderful World of Spanish Foams!

Thanks to Spanish chef Ferran Adrià, no one will ever think of “foams” in the same way. This world famous chef was responsible in large part for the introduction of words like spherification, gelefication and liquid nitrogen into our daily vocabulary. But what do these terms actually mean? I mean, foams now play a central … Continue reading

Lo Mejor de la Gastronomía 2013

Lo Mejor de la Gastronomía 2013

The 14th edition of gastronomic conference Lo Mejor de La Gastronomía (The Best of Gastronomy) is gearing up for the end of April. The latest edition of this event will be held from April 26-29th at the Alicante Trade Fair Institution, featuring all the biggest names from the Spanish culinary world.  When visiting Alicante, take … Continue reading

Very Berry Cheesecake

Very Berry Cheesecake

With strawberry season at hand and the rest of summers berries close behind, it seems only fitting to make the most of these delectable fruits with this recipe for a delicious cheesecake.