Posted in February 2015

The Allure of Verdejo

The Allure of Verdejo

Verdejo. Let me just say it again. Verdejo. This word is music to the ears of any wine lover who has had the chance to try this noble Spanish white grape variety, which has been cultivated on the Iberian peninsula for nearly a thousand years where it has been used to make some of Spain’s … Continue reading

Get the Latest in Gastronomy Events

Get the Latest in Gastronomy Events

‘Tis the season of gastronomy fairs, conferences, forums, competitions and the like, and there is perhaps no better way to keep abreast of what’s going on in terms of culinary and gastronomic events both in Spain, and abroad than through the handy Food Calendar  on Foods and Wines from Spain. With up-to-date information on food … Continue reading

Gastro Alicante 2015

Gastro Alicante 2015

If you’re in or around Elche this weekend, make sure to stop by gastronomic event Gastro Alicante 2015, which will be held from Saturday, February 21st – through Sunday, February 23th in this Mediterranean city. This gourmet food fair and gastronomy conference will provide the perfect opportunity to get an in-depth look at a range … Continue reading

Carmencita, Flavors of Spain

Carmencita, Flavors of Spain

Close to a hundred years ago, a Spanish entrepreneur traveled to Marseille from Castile-La Mancha to sell wine at this important international port. Upon arriving, a chance encounter with some traders from India led him down a new course: to sell the red gold of his home in La Mancha – Spanish saffron – in … Continue reading

Treasures of the Sea

Treasures of the Sea

I’m a huge fan of seaweed – the edible kind – not just for its incredible health benefits (think vitamins A, C and the B’s, as well as minerals, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous and potassium), but also because I like its varying textures and clean marine flavors.  However, when one thinks of eating seaweed, their … Continue reading

Seduced by Spanish leeks

Seduced by Spanish leeks

I was at my local market today where I was seduced by the incredible looking Spanish leeks that were gracing the stand of my vegetable vendor. Grown typically in Navarre, Basque Country and La Rioja, these delicious vegetables are as versatile as they are tasty. Leeks can be eaten both raw and cooked, or used … Continue reading

Tapas, Classic Small Dishes from Spain

Tapas, Classic Small Dishes from Spain

With so much buzz lately about Spanish tapas (there ALWAYS seems to be buzz about Spanish tapas), after famed French chef Joël Robuchon’s comments at last week’s Madrid Fusión about tapas bars being the future of global cuisine, this seems like the ideal time to draw attention to a book that pays homage to these … Continue reading

Robuchon on Tapas!

Robuchon on Tapas!

The dust is still settling (or maybe the crumbs) from Madrid Fusión 2015, held last week in the Spanish capital. With so many presentations, products and chef-sightings happening at this international gastronomy conference, there will be plenty of things to say about it for weeks to come, but one thing that is undoubtedly deserving of … Continue reading

Potato PotAHHHHH!to

Potato PotAHHHHH!to

With annual international gastronomy conference Madrid Fusión going on this month in the Spanish capital it’s easy to get caught up in spherifications, gelifications, liquid nitrogen baths, deconstructions and the like. However, when it comes down to it, these and other avant garde culinary techniques would be nothing if it weren’t for the wonderful basic … Continue reading

Hot Potato!

Hot Potato!

Yes, yes, we know… potatoes are good in anything. These delicious and highly versatile tubers are delicious in recipes or on their own, and can easily be enjoyed  steamed, boiled, baked, fried, mashed or any other way you can think of. They are also delicious complements to any soup, stew, roast or meal. In fact, … Continue reading

Roca Brothers are “Cooking Up a Tribute”

Roca Brothers are “Cooking Up a Tribute”

The Palo Cortado Mystery is just one of the secrets of Spanish gastronomy that will be revealed during the Culinary Cinema segment of the upcoming Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin. On February 10th, Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca will star in “Cooking Up a Tribute”, a documentary that follows these three award winning professionals and their … Continue reading

The Palo Cortado Mystery, Revealed?

The Palo Cortado Mystery, Revealed?

This trailer is just enough to whet your appetite for the much anticipated documentary “El misterio del Palo Cortado”, a film created by award winning Spanish director José Luis López Linares and famed Spanish filmmaker Antonio Saura. This film delves into the world of the rare type of sherry known as Palo Cortado, which is formed … Continue reading