Posted in January 2014

Foodly.es

Foodly.es

When you own a restaurant, no matter how big or small, truth be told you often don’t have an extra minute in the day to spend trying to track down all of the different things that your customers are saying about you. It was hard enough ten years ago when my Madrid restaurant was open, … Continue reading

Madrid Fusion’s Final Push

Madrid Fusion’s Final Push

The last day of Madrid Fusion 2014 gets up and running this morning with a roster of international chefs representing this year’s two guest regions: Flanders and the Andean Axis. Chefs from Peru, Chile and Bolivia are first up on the agenda with promising talks addressing Avant garde cuisine in their countries. Later, after hearing … Continue reading

Madrid Fusion Gets Underway!

Madrid Fusion Gets Underway!

Today is the first day of Madrid Fusion 2014 and the start of one of the most exciting culinary events of the year in Madrid. I love this annual conference, which is currently in its eleventh year. Not only does it touch on some of the hottest topics in haute cuisine, including culinary inspirations, techniques, … Continue reading

Inquiring minds need FAQs!

Inquiring minds need FAQs!

Where is the Orange Museum?  How can liquid nitrogen be used in Avant-garde cuisine?  How can I prepare mójo picón?  How did New Basque Cuisine start out?  How long is Spain’s coastline?  Where did some of the most prestigious Spanish chefs study?  Can you drink tap water in Spain? Where on this website can I … Continue reading

Understanding Ibérico Pork Products

Understanding Ibérico Pork Products

Spain’s Ibérico pork products are famous both here and all over the world, keeping people clamoring for a taste of these unique, high-quality products that include Spanish hams, chorizos and other sausages, and delicious cuts of fresh Ibérico pork. However, navigating the range of different types of Ibérico pork products can be confusing for consumers, … Continue reading

An apple a day!

An apple a day!

Green, red, yellow or pink… no matter the color or variety, apples are some of my very favorite things to eat in the winter. Starting in late summer and spanning through the first months of the New Year, apple season fills pantries with crunchy, sweet, tart and delicious options for both sweet and savory recipes … Continue reading

Savory or sweet, apples make the dish!

Savory or sweet, apples make the dish!

Apples are great fresh and crisp right out of the fruit bowl, but they also make excellent additions to any number of different recipes. Of course desserts are an easy option – apple pie, apple tart, apple sauce, caramelized apples… you name it; but apples are also wonderful in savory dishes and sauces and with … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014! Whether you spent the holidays at home or away visiting friends, relatives or enjoying a little bit of solitary bliss, I hope that you were able to spend the season in the company of some delicious foods from Spain. I was in Boulder (Denver), Colorado, and was lucky enough to have a Spanish … Continue reading