Posted in December 2015

Capital Sweets!

Capital Sweets!

Bidding goodbye to 2015, I went out on my yearly pilgrimage for holiday sweets this week in Madrid, making sure to stop at all of my favorite places to pick up some of the wonderful and traditional seasonal fare that is part of what makes the Spanish capital such a delightful place to spend the … Continue reading

Tasting Spain in Mexico City!

Tasting Spain in Mexico City!

Though for some the holidays are a time for enjoying the company of family and friends, for others they provide the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and everyday life, and go on a trip to discover a new and wonderful destination somewhere else in the world. However, holiday traditions … Continue reading

Holiday Dining with Cava!

Holiday Dining with Cava!

This won’t be the first time that I’ve talked about the virtues of Spanish Cava on this site, 0r encouraged you to whet your palate on the huge variety of these wonderful Spanish sparkling wines, but with Christmas just two days away, I don’t think it can hurt to insist upon the subject once more. … Continue reading

A Few Christmas Recipes

A Few Christmas Recipes

With just days to go before much of Spain celebrates Christmas, Spaniards are stocking up on the wide variety of traditional Christmas sweets that make this winter holiday so… sweet. Whether turrón, polvorones, mantecados or any other of the often almond-based sweets on the Christmas menu, people need only head to their favorite specialty shop, … Continue reading

Spanish Fine Fish Preserves Are Interactive!!

Spanish Fine Fish Preserves Are Interactive!!

In addition to its wonderful feature articles, the latest news on Spanish gastronomy, Spanish product and recipe information, glossaries, history lessons, videos and much more, Foods and Wines from Spain holds a plethora of other surprises for users. Among them are the interactive mini sites-within-a-site, that bring people up close and personal with different topics … Continue reading

Comforting Chorizo!

Comforting Chorizo!

There is really nothing not to like about Spanish chorizo. Flavorful and delicious in all of its many varieties, chorizo is equally good on its own as it is transformed into any number of delicious recipes. This is particularly true in the winter months, when nothing warms the soul and stomach like this hearty Spanish … Continue reading

Truffle Time!

Truffle Time!

Spanish truffle season is underway and so there’s no time like the present to start enjoying the wonderful and singular Spanish Tuber Melanosporum, or black truffle. While these gastronomic treasures were once found exclusively in the wild, demand for black truffles or “the black diamond of gastronomy”, led to the plantation of so-called truffle farms. … Continue reading

Glorious Pimentón!

Glorious Pimentón!

We talk a lot about Spanish pimentón on Foods and Wines from Spain and with good reason. This exquisite spice is the backbone for many classic Spanish dishes and products, like this country’s world-famous chorizo. Smoked, spicy, sweet and sour… in its many variations, pimentón has long been a must-have in any Spanish kitchen, and … Continue reading

Soup Season!

Soup Season!

Despite the slightly milder-than-usual temperatures in Spain, there is no doubt that soup season has finally arrived, bringing with it a seemingly endless variety of different delicious Spanish soup recipes to try and enjoy. Some of my favorites are the wonderful, different vegetable purees, which are healthy and delicious and ideal on a cold day. … Continue reading

Videos: Spanish Tapas Recipes!

Videos: Spanish Tapas Recipes!

Spanish tapas are all the rage all over the world, with more and more people falling in love with the culture and way of eating that these wonderful Spanish dishes embody. This passion for tapas extends to both food lovers and food professionals. In fact, at the 2015 edition of Madrid Fusión, the twenty-five Michelin … Continue reading

Desserts Get Their Just Dessert (Wines)!

Desserts Get Their Just Dessert (Wines)!

Traditional Spanish desserts can find no better match than in this country’s wide variety of sweet wines. In fact, many of these wines represent hundreds of years of wine making history, while others are the result of techniques that involve evocative terms like noble rot, ice wine, and much more. As varied as this country’s … Continue reading

Sweet Spanish Wines!

Sweet Spanish Wines!

The holidays!!! A time for good friends and family, good food and of course, all of the wonderful candies, pastries, confections and other desserts that make the holiday season in Spain so very very sweet! But what about adding an extra level of sweetness to your holiday desserts in the form of Spain’s wide variety … Continue reading