Posted in August 2014

Cabrales Cheese Festival in Asturias

Cabrales Cheese Festival in Asturias

Biting into some Queso Cabrales, or Cabrales cheese is one of the very best ways to get a taste of the northern Spanish region of Asturias. This aromatic blue cheese is protected by Protected Designation of Origin Cabrales status, and is made from whole, raw cows’ milk, or from mixtures of cow, sheep and goat’s … Continue reading

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part One

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part One

In light of the many different promotional activities taking place all over the world and dedicated to the celebration of Spain’s wonderful Ibérico ham, I have decided to dedicate the next month or so to the wonderful video series about Ibérico ham that is found on the Foods from Spain YouTube channel. This video, The … Continue reading

The Gazpacho Tour

The Gazpacho Tour

Gazpacho is easily one of the most popular Spanish dishes all around the world and a true symbol of this country’s cuisine and gastronomic traditions. While many people (myself included) like to eat Spanish gazpacho year-round, there is no debating the fact that it is most in demand in the summertime. And though summer might … Continue reading

Spanish Chefs on Foods from Spain!

Spanish Chefs on Foods from Spain!

Foods from Spain is not only a wonderful place to find up-to-date information about Spanish foods, news and events, but it’s also a great source for information on Spanish shops, restaurants and chefs – among other things. An extremely useful section on this site is the one dedicated to Chefs and Training, where visitors can … Continue reading

1080 Recipes!

1080 Recipes!

It can be great to get a look at specific elements of delicious Spanish cuisine through the eyes of foreigners who have traveled extensively in this country or lived here for a time, and who have then gone on to write cookbooks detailing their culinary experiences or adaptations of their favorite Spanish dishes. But it … Continue reading

Salt from the Canaries!

Salt from the Canaries!

Salt! I love Spanish salt… in all of its formats and particularly when scooped in flakes right out of the box or container and placed directly onto my tongue. I particularly love the wonderful flor de sal from the Spanish Canary Islands. This traditionally-produced sea salt from the Salinas de Fuencaliente – located at the … Continue reading

Tasting Spanish Figs!

Tasting Spanish Figs!

In the last post I introduced the world of Spanish figs and mentioned how delicious and versatile these quality Spanish products are. Whether fresh or dried, made into preserves or other sweet or savory dishes, Spanish figs provide an endless list of recipe ideas that are sure to suit any palate. Therefore, to continue with … Continue reading

Giving a Fig!

Giving a Fig!

Figs! This delicious, sweet and versatile Mediterranean fruit is wonderful when eaten any number of ways. Spain is one of the most significant fig-producing countries in the world, and these Spanish products are universally known for their extremely high quality. Though a range of different varieties of figs are found in different areas of Spain, … Continue reading

Spanish food in Stockholm!

Spanish food in Stockholm!

Ahhhh Stockholm…. Even just saying the name of this stunning Swedish city fills me with a refreshed feeling from head to toe. Stockholm must be glorious in August. And though Stockholm might seem a world away right from Spain now, when peaking out from under the veil of a hot Madrid summer, it is never … Continue reading

Getaria’s Past, Present and Future

Getaria’s Past, Present and Future

The Basque town of Getaria, located in the province of Guipuzcoa, may be small, but it has a lot to offer visitors in terms of culture, gastronomy, landscapes and other things. Not only is it located along the rocky and picturesque coast of the Bay of Biscay, but this town is also the location of … Continue reading

Spanish Cheesemakers Get their Goat!

Spanish Cheesemakers Get their Goat!

With popular Spanish sheep’s milk cheeses like Queso Manchego stealing the limelight, Spain’s excellent, quality goat’s cheeses don’t always get their just desserts. But these fabulous products are not only popular here in Spain, but also in international markets. Three such Spanish goat’s cheeses are the Castilian Monte Enebro cheese, from Avila; La Garrotxa cheese … Continue reading

Spain’s Summer Sweetheart: Watermelon!

Spain’s Summer Sweetheart: Watermelon!

With Madrid fully given over to an August state of mind: what seems like half as many people, plenty of parking, sparkling white afternoon light on its buildings, sidewalks hot enough to ‘fry an egg’… there is no better time for sinking your teeth into a piece of delicious and refreshingly sweet Spanish watermelon. Fortunately, … Continue reading

Cooking with versatile Spanish melon!

Cooking with versatile Spanish melon!

In addition to watermelon, melon is another thirst-quenching and delicious Spanish summer fruit that is great for beating the heat. Melon is also extremely versatile, and whether eaten alone and raw, or cooked into any number of fantastic dishes, or served up salty or sweet, it makes a wonderful addition to a wide array of … Continue reading

Everything but the Squeal

Everything but the Squeal

I just got back from a long weekend in Galicia, which was far too brief an amount of time to spend in this enticing region. At the same time, however, it was just enough time to remember how much I love this northwestern corner of Spain, its food, its wines, its landscapes, and its beaches, … Continue reading