Posted in May 2013

Seasonal Spanish Food

Seasonal Spanish Food

Are you in love with wonderful Spanish ingredients like saffron, olive oil, chorizo, capers, olives, sardines, pimentón (a type of Spanish paprika), sherry vinegar… but you’re not quite sure what to do with them? I mean sure, it seems like such a good idea when you see these enticing products on the shelves of your … Continue reading

Ibérico Pork Loin from Toño Pérez

Ibérico Pork Loin from Toño Pérez

It’s hump day again, and nothing says midweek like pampering yourself by preparing something delicious to keep you going until the weekend. For some reason I woke up wishing I were in Extremadura – anywhere other than here really – looking at the open sky, gorgeous scenery and tasting some delicious Ibérico pork. Therefore, I … Continue reading

“Art and Gastronomy” in Valencia

“Art and Gastronomy” in Valencia

Mondays can be tough, especially when the weekend finally smiled down upon us in Madrid with good weather, for what seemed like the first time this year. But of course the best way to get through a Monday is by making plans for the coming weekend! For a plan that combines gastronomy with culture, without … Continue reading

Oil and Vinegar DO Mix!

Oil and Vinegar DO Mix!

There is a common expression that goes something like this: “you two are like oil and vinegar, you don’t mix”, and frankly, I’ve never been able to figure it out. I mean what could possibly go better together than oil and vinegar? On a salad, on a plate of vegetables, to bring out the flavors … Continue reading

Sherry Vinegar!

Sherry Vinegar!

Spain is known for a wide variety of wonderful wine vinegars, as well as other types of vinegars. However, during this week long celebration of World Sherry Day, it seems only fitting to talk about some of Spain’s wonderful sherry vinegars which have been produced and consumed on the Iberian Peninsula since Roman times. The … Continue reading

Happy Sherry Drinking!

Happy Sherry Drinking!

It’s World Sherry Day, or perhaps I should say World Sherry Week! From May 20th – 26th, bars, restaurants and wineries all over the world will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate this wonderful Spanish product with tasting events, workshops, food and wine pairings and other activities. In all, more than 190 events … Continue reading

Video: Mercado San Miguel

Video: Mercado San Miguel

At Foods from Spain we are interested in just that, excellent food products from the countless, wonderful and varied regions all over Spain. However, at the end of this San Isidro week celebration, the one week a year that is so wholly and unabashedly dedicated to my Madrid, I thought it only fitting to cap … Continue reading

Delicioso!!

Delicioso!!

If you read my post from Monday you will know that today marks the San Isidro celebration for Madrid’s Patron Saint. You will also already know that there are lots of wonderful and traditional Madrid restaurants that are worth a visit on this, and any other day of the year in the Spanish capital. However, … Continue reading

San Isidro “Comfort Food”

San Isidro “Comfort Food”

Happy San Isidro! San Isidro is almost upon us and the annual celebrations marking Madrid’s Patron Saint’s Day (May 15th) have already begun. Chulapos and chulapas (people dressed in traditional folk costumes from Madrid) can already be spotted strolling through the city’s most historic districts and it is difficult to explore the city without stumbling … Continue reading

Thank Goodness for Fish!

Thank Goodness for Fish!

TGIF! TGFF! Well, it almost works! It’s Friday and it’s a gorgeous day in Madrid. Summer is finally here and it’s time to start thinking about heading to the market and picking up something delicious for lunch or dinner. One of my favorite foods from Spain when the weather gets hot is lubina, or sea … Continue reading

Borges!

Borges!

Nuts, olive oils and vinegars… just some of the many products that bear the Borges name and that can be found, not only just about anywhere you look in Spain, but also in more than 100 countries on five continents. Grupo Borges is a definitive Spanish food company. Founded in the town of Tárrega in … Continue reading

Devouring Spring Asparagus

Devouring Spring Asparagus

If you read my previous post you’d know that I recently spent what felt like a lifetime waiting in line for some Spanish asparagus. But now, what to do with it? Finally the proud owner of a bunch of this special, early springtime product, I made my way home to steam some for my lunch, … Continue reading

Spanish Asparagus: worth its wait!

Spanish Asparagus: worth its wait!

This weekend I waited in a sixty-person line at the Dias de Mercado farmer’s market that is held once a month in the city’s Casa de Campo park. The object of my patience: a kilo of fat and dramatically long, green asparagus. But this was not just any asparagus, rather this was the famed asparagus … Continue reading

Spanish Food Expo in Austria and Slovenia

Spanish Food Expo in Austria and Slovenia

There are always fascinating culinary events going on in Spain: fairs, festivals, contests, trade shows… most of which provide opportunities for both professionals and regular folks like us to get a little closer to some of the wonderful Spanish Food Products. But while those of us who live here have the opportunity to enjoy and … Continue reading