Posted in June 2013

Fancy Food New York

Fancy Food New York

It’s almost time once again for Summer Fancy Food, an annual fair that is dubbed as “North America’s Largest Specialty Food and Beverage Event”. This massive, international gourmet show will be held in New York City from June 30th – July 2nd, and this year, Summer Fancy Food promises to feature upwards of 180,000 gastronomic … Continue reading

Confederations Cup Tapas?

Confederations Cup Tapas?

Tonight’s the night that the reigning World Champion Spanish national football (that’s soccer in the U.S., folks!) team will take on longtime rivals Italy in the semifinals of the FIFA Confederations Cup. So it goes without saying that as people all over Spain make their plans to get together and check-out the big game, the … Continue reading

Video: Spanish Restaurants in London

Video: Spanish Restaurants in London

London and Spain might be separated by the sea but when it comes to finding good Spanish food in London, it seems like the two countries are getting closer and closer all the time. There are more and more quality Spanish restaurants opening in this monumental city and other areas of the United Kingdom all … Continue reading

Spanish Black rice

Spanish Black rice

I was talking to a friend about the fact that I’m heading to the Balearic Islands this weekend for a wedding when he started to get all worked up about something. Cutting me off mid-sentence, he began to insist that I go to a specific restaurant in Ibiza to try the specialty arroz negro, or … Continue reading

Spanish Olive Oil from Mother’s Garden

Spanish Olive Oil from Mother’s Garden

Martin Kirby and Maggie Whitman have spent more than twelve years in the countryside of Priorato (Catalonia), not only raising their family and tending to a vineyard and fruit and almond trees, but also creating an award winning brand of Spanish extra virgin olive oil called Mother’s Garden. Their story is part romance, part hard … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary Jaleo!

Happy Anniversary Jaleo!

Renowned Spanish chef José Andres is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Jaleo in Washington DC. On-hand to celebrate this momentous event? Foods and wines from Spain! The big anniversary of this pioneering Spanish restaurant in the capital city, will be accompanied throughout the year by a variety of different gastronomically themed events … Continue reading

Training Program Chefs Attend Master Classes in Valladolid

Training Program Chefs Attend Master Classes in Valladolid

The ten international chefs who are participating in the latest edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are here! Representing nine different countries (China, Colombia, Denmark, the USA, India, Honduras, the Netherlands, Ireland and Poland), these young chefs are already immersed in the various aspects of the training program, which includes two Master … Continue reading

Despaña Expands to New Jersey!

Despaña Expands to New Jersey!

Fans of high-quality Spanish food products in the USA will be happy to know that it is getting easier all the time to find the great Spanish products that they crave, without having to cross the Atlantic. New York based Spanish foods store Despaña Foods is expanding over the river to New Jersey this month, … Continue reading

Spotlight on Spanish Chef Josean Alija

Spotlight on Spanish Chef Josean Alija

The name of Spanish chef Josean Martínez Alija has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately, not only thanks to his award winning, Michelin star restaurant, Restaurante Nerua, located in Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, but also due to the release of his new cookbook, Muina. This young, Avant-garde chef combines the best of Spanish modern, … Continue reading

22 Ships for a Taste of Spain in Hong Kong

22 Ships for a Taste of Spain in Hong Kong

It’s nice to know that you don’t have to travel to Spain every time you want a taste of this country’s excellent gastronomy and delicious food products. Just yesterday, an English friend who used to live in Madrid told me that whenever he gets a hankering for Spanish food in London, he wanders over to … Continue reading

Spanish Food and Wine in Stockholm

Spanish Food and Wine in Stockholm

Last week in Stockholm, the Spanish Trade Commission and ICEX Spain Trade and Investment hosted the annual Spanska Vin- och Gastronomidagen Fair, featuring Spanish foods and wines. Christofer Johansson, a former participant in the ICEX Spanish Gastronomy Training Program was also on-hand to prepare some Spanish tapas for visitors, using wonderful Foods from Spain, of … Continue reading

The Heart of the Dehesa

The Heart of the Dehesa

People all over the world know about the incredible Ibérico pork products that come from this special breed of Spanish pigs, but they might not know that one of the secrets to this delectable product can be found in a vast area of wooded scrubland in southwestern Spain known as the Dehesa. Fortunately, Foods from … Continue reading

Ibérico Pork Products

Ibérico Pork Products

Cured and turned into hams and sausages, fresh in wonderful cuts of meat like tenderloin and pork belly, used for flavoring as lard or bacon… the list of possibilities goes on and on. No matter what your favorite way to use this incredible gastronomic treasure, however,  Spanish Iberico pork products are unquestionably the absolute best … Continue reading