Posted in December 2013

Sweet Sweet Holidays in Madrid

Sweet Sweet Holidays in Madrid

With the holidays just around the corner and the holiday cheer literally on our doorstep in Madrid, the streets of the Spanish capital are getting more and more crowded with shoppers, tourists and locals every day, all of them out for stroll to take in the holiday decorations and lights, enjoy some tapas or a … Continue reading

New Repsol Suns!

New Repsol Suns!

The newest edition of the Guía Repsol, or Repsol Guide, was presented in Madrid this week. The most prestigious travel and gastronomy guide in Spain, the presentation of the 2014 Guía Repsol was a gala affair and cause to celebrate on many levels. Firstly, eight Spanish restaurants and their respective chefs received the coveted three … Continue reading

Hungry for History!

Hungry for History!

For those of you who haven’t seen the Foods from Spain home page in a couple of days, you’ll be surprised by the new Food History section that was unveiled last week. With hundreds of years of culinary tradition, this new section is a must-read encyclopedia of Spanish culinary history and product information. It features … Continue reading

Spain Goes Kosher!

Spain Goes Kosher!

Thanksgiving and the first full day of Hanukkah converged for the first time in over 100 years last week, for a dual celebration that the American media didn’t hesitate to nickname: Thanksgivukkah – much to the chagrin of some and the delight of others. In any case, as it won’t happen again for some 70,000 … Continue reading

Turrón Temptations!

Turrón Temptations!

Happy December! The holiday season is upon us, and whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, (my) birthday, New Year’s or any number of other festive occasions, it’s definitely a time for getting together with friends and family for meals, snacks, coffees or general holiday cheer. In Spain, there are few things that mark the onset of … Continue reading

Turrón with foie gras, fennel and seasonal herbs

Turrón with foie gras, fennel and seasonal herbs

People generally associate Spanish turrón with dessert, an after-dinner or mid afternoon sweet that, when eaten on its own, invokes the best of holiday cheer and delicious nutty and honey flavors. However, this traditional Spanish confection is so much more. It can also be used as an evocative ingredient in any number of different recipes. … Continue reading