Posted in September 2015

The Buzz About Nacho Manzano

The Buzz About Nacho Manzano

Spanish chef Nacho Manzano seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days, and it’s not hard to see why. Not only does this Asturian chef hold two Michelin Stars and two Repsol Suns for his family’s Casa Marcial restaurant, but he also shares another Michelin Star with his sister Esther Manzano for … Continue reading

Devouring Tapas in Córdoba

Devouring Tapas in Córdoba

Autumn is a great time to visit the city of Córdoba, when the hottest days of summer are long gone, but blue skies still prevail. This monumental Andalusian city is known around the world for its Mezquita, a breathtakingly beautiful 8th century mosque that dominates the city center, providing visitors with a glimpse back into … Continue reading

Food and Design in Madrid!

Food and Design in Madrid!

BIG Food kicks off today in Madrid and will last through the weekend, providing the city with a new kind of cultural event that brings together the two BIG fields of food and design. This three-day cultural bonanza will take place at the city’s Central de Diseño Matadero Madrid, with a program of events that … Continue reading

Our Home has a New Look!!!

Our Home has a New Look!!!

If you still haven’t had the chance to check out the new look of Foods and Wines from Spain, then now would be the perfect time to do so! The site’s vibrant new design incorporates a clean look that is extremely user-friendly and that (we hope) will encourage people to delve even further into the … Continue reading

Food, Film and Festivals

Food, Film and Festivals

‘Tis the season of international film festivals and, while we’re on the subject, I thought this would be the ideal time to remind everyone that the San Sebastian International Film Festival is going on this week in that northern Spanish city. This iconic Spanish festival, which is now in its 63rd year, draws film buffs … Continue reading

Tasting Rioja in Barrio de la Estación

Tasting Rioja in Barrio de la Estación

Whether you just happen to find yourself in Haro, La Rioja this weekend, or are somewhere else but in the mood for a road trip, make your way to this town’s Barrio de la Estación, a legendary winemaking neighborhood inhabited by seven prestigious Rioja wineries that are hosting what will certainly become a soon-to-be-legendary event … Continue reading

Tasting Spain in Toronto!

Tasting Spain in Toronto!

The Toronto International Film Festival has been going on in this Canadian city since September 10th and will last until September 20th, 2015. This prestigious international festival, which is currently celebrating its 40th edition, is not only drawing scores of film stars to this cosmopolitan city, but also filling its favorite gastronomic destinations with food … Continue reading

The Triticum Way

The Triticum Way

Acclaimed Spanish chefs know that having a top restaurant means paying attention to every detail, from the decor, to the service, to the flatware, to hundreds of other things – not least of which of course is the food. And when it comes to the food, these top chefs are keen to make sure that … Continue reading

Thinking Organic!

Thinking Organic!

Becoming a parent has made me increasingly aware of the food that I put into my child’s mouth. Where does it come from? What conditions was it grown/bred/cultivated in? Who made it and what kind of good practices do they follow? It is a big responsibility, and my only wish is try to do the … Continue reading

International Conquests of Pimentón

International Conquests of Pimentón

It’s not surprising that Spanish pimentón has been featured on the Foods and Wines from Spain home page this past month. After all, this wonderful smokey Spanish spice is an essential ingredient in many of this country’s most beloved and coveted dishes and products. Brought back from the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and … Continue reading

Casa Gerardo in 50 Steps

Casa Gerardo in 50 Steps

Casa Gerardo’s famed fabada / Photo courtesy of Casa Gerardo Spain is known for its incredible traditional cuisine, including regional favorites like fabada Asturiana, a jewel of Asturias. This country is also renowned for being on the forefront of avant garde cuisine, its cutting-edge cooking techniques and, of course, its innovative, top-notch chefs! Fortunately, food … Continue reading

Harvest Time for Spanish Wine Grapes!

Harvest Time for Spanish Wine Grapes!

We’ve been talking a lot about Spanish wine this week, something that is not surprising given the time of year! Vendimia, or the grape harvest, has come early this year, thanks to a hot summer and other climate factors. While some cooler regions of Spain have yet to start harvesting, most concur with the fact … Continue reading

Mapping Spanish Wine!

Mapping Spanish Wine!

Spanish wine. Two little words that are infused with countless layers of meaning. With so much variety in terms of wine styles, types of grapes, climates, wine regions, terroir, etc. it’s sometimes difficult to believe that Spanish wine is so consistently wonderful and high-quality across the board; and when I say across the board, I … Continue reading