Posted in September 2014

Sweet as Honey!

Sweet as Honey!

Spain is the European Union’s biggest producer and exporter of honey, producing some 88 million pounds a year for export, primarily to France, the UK, Germany and Portugal. Spain also has the highest number of registered beehives of any country in the EU (over 2.5 million), accounting for 20% of the European total. However, this … Continue reading

A little bit of Honey!

A little bit of Honey!

Honey is as versatile an ingredient as it is delicious. It is used as a sweetener for teas and other beverages, desserts, fruit, breads and pastries, and any number of other things. It is also a delicious complement to savory dishes, adding layers of texture and flavor to fresh and cured meats, cheeses and other … Continue reading

Spanish Food Pantone

Spanish Food Pantone

One need only look at the growing number of collaborations between famous chefs and top architects and designers around the world to see ample proof of the fact that food and design has never been more closely linked. Now, one Spanish gastronomic communications company is taking the fusion of these two artistic sectors to the … Continue reading

Nerua at the San Sebastian Film Festival

Nerua at the San Sebastian Film Festival

The 62 edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival is underway right now (September 19-27th) in this Basque city, and for those of you who haven’t heard, for the past three years this festival has included a special Culinary Zinema: Cine y Gastronomy (Film and Gastronomy) section, featuring films that bring these two popular … Continue reading

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Four

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Four

If you’ve tuned in for this month’s first three posts on Spanish Ibérico Ham, with links to the excellent videos on the Foods from Spain You Tube Channel, you’ll have already gotten a good idea about the origins of these noble Spanish pigs, what and how they eat, where they are raised, and how their … Continue reading

Flavors of the Canary Islands

Flavors of the Canary Islands

While September usually marks the onset of changing seasons, cooler weather and a general back-to-business attitude on the Spanish mainland, in other areas of Spain it is possible to close one’s eyes, enjoy fantastic weather year-round and pretend that summer never ended. Yes, I mean you, Canary Islands! Spain’s Canary Islands are located off the … Continue reading

Smoked Food Delicacies from Spain

Smoked Food Delicacies from Spain

I have always been a huge fan of smoked foods, in any shape or form. Fortunately, I have the good fortune to live in Spain, a country whose cuisine boasts a huge range of smoked foods, from cheeses to sausages and other meats, spices, fish and shellfish, and olive oils, among other things. Though different … Continue reading

Reinventing Food

Reinventing Food

Celebrated American food writer Coleman Andrews has spent years delving into the world of Spanish (and particularly Catalonian) cuisine, both as the Editorial Director of the extremely popular food and drink site, The Daily Meal, as well as the author of this riveting book about Ferran Adrià. This nearly 400-page tome, Reinventing Food. Ferran Adrià: … Continue reading

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Three

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Three

This video, Spanish Ibérico Ham III. The Ham Making Process, is the third installment in the four-part series about the Ibérico pig and its star product Ibérico Ham, found on the Foods from Spain YouTube Channel. This follow-up video takes a look at the elaboration process of this prized cured meat product, from start to … Continue reading

Bobal Wines in the Spotlight in London

Bobal Wines in the Spotlight in London

This September 15th, an updated version of the film “La Bobal, and other stories about wine” will be re-released on the big screen in London. This documentary, which was originally released back in 2008, was created by Zev Robinson and Albertina Torres. It is centered on the Bobal grape variety, which is the second most-planted in … Continue reading

Foods from Spain in Central America

Foods from Spain in Central America

Spanish food is exported all over the globe, boasting growing markets and an increased fan base wherever these quality gastronomic products are found. One of the next stops is Central America where, on September 10th and 11th, ICEX Spain Trade and Investment, the Spanish Trade Commission in Panama and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce will … Continue reading

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Two

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Two

The second part of this series on Spanish Ibérico Ham on the Foods from Spain YouTube channel, delves into the origins and characteristics of the treasured breed of the Ibérico pig, while simultaneously taking an in-depth look at the special way that these animals are raised in the Spanish Dehesa, what they eat, and how these … Continue reading

Grilling Your Way into Autumn!

Grilling Your Way into Autumn!

The first Monday in September was Labor Day in the United States, a day that generally symbolizes the end of summer and a return to work, school and “real life”. It is also a day given over to barbecues and getting together with family and friends to celebrate the lingering warm weather and mark the … Continue reading