Posted in June 2016

Summer soup recipe bonanza!

Summer soup recipe bonanza!

With the summer heat on full-blast by now, it’s only inevitable that we start craving cold soups… The good news is that whether you’re an amateur or a pro in the kitchen, the range of delicious recipes for Spanish cold soups includes something for everyone. This is also true in terms of different flavor-bases and … Continue reading

Spanish fruit goes to the races!

Spanish fruit goes to the races!

Wimbledon kicks off today in the Great Britain, while Spanish strawberry producers rejoice! The strawberry is the official fruit of these prestigious tennis championships, which are scheduled to take place from today, June 27th through July 10th, 2016. During this period, some 30,000 kilos of strawberries (66,000 pounds) will be consumed by hungry fans, accompanied … Continue reading

Treasured Jabugo!

Treasured Jabugo!

I can barely mention Spanish Jabugo ham without my mouth starting to water. This jewel of a product is treasured both in Spain and abroad for its complex and intense flavor with nutty and sweet nuances, in addition to its melt-in-your-mouth texture and characteristic aromas. Now, this Ibérico ham from Protected Denomination of Origin Jamón … Continue reading

The Spanish Pantry: Exotic Fruits

The Spanish Pantry: Exotic Fruits

The Foods and Wines from Spain series The Spanish Pantry is the gift that keeps on giving in terms of evocative, visually gripping and informative videos about different Spanish products. While exotic fruits like mango, cherimoya and avocado might not be the first thing you think of when thinking of Spanish fruits, these and other … Continue reading

Southern Charm in Cádiz

Southern Charm in Cádiz

Every summer I try to make it down to the gorgeous Andalusian city of Cadíz at least once for a long weekend of beautiful beaches, lovely people, stunning sights and delicious tapas. Of course by now I have my regular bars and restaurants that I visit every year – excited to order the long list of my … Continue reading

Happy World Tapas Day!

Happy World Tapas Day!

Today is World Tapas Day, a time for lovers of Spanish cuisine from all over the world to celebrate this ubiquitous Spanish culinary concept, which has become a true global ambassador for this country’s culinary traditions, innovations and culture. This is the first time that this event is taking place on its new annual date, which from now … Continue reading

Hearty summer salads!

Hearty summer salads!

With the hot weather finally here to stay I have started yearning for crisp and cold foods like salads to keep me refreshed on hot summer days and nights. At the same time, with my busy schedule and generally ravenous family, I have to make sure to prepare food that is both healthy and hearty enough to … Continue reading

Nuts for Spanish Nuts

Nuts for Spanish Nuts

So, here’s how my mind works: summer = salads = salad toppings = nuts. It seems like an obvious train of thought to me, but then again, perhaps not everyone is as obsessed as I am with finding uses for delicious Spanish nuts in just about every dish, no matter the season. Almonds, walnuts, pine … Continue reading

DO Montilla-Moriles

DO Montilla-Moriles

Deep in the heart of Córdoba (Andalusia), the wine making region of DO Montilla-Moriles is launching its traditional and much-lauded Pedro Ximénez wines into the future, adapting new elaboration methods (think organic), wine styles and making the most of its already strong exports to countries like the Netherlands, England, Germany, France and the Czech Republic (within … Continue reading

PDO Queso Majorero

PDO Queso Majorero

One of the articles featured on the current home page of Foods and Wines from Spain tells the story of Grupo Ganaderos de Fuerteventura S.L., a company that has made a name for itself both in Spain and abroad as producers of Maxorata, a brand of top-quality PDO Queso Majorero, a traditional goat’s cheese from … Continue reading

Verdú Cantó Saffron Spain

Verdú Cantó Saffron Spain

In the nearly two decades I’ve lived in Spain, I don’t think I’ve ever traveled back to the United States without bringing a small box of Spanish saffron with me for someone or other: my parents, my friends, my brother’s neighbor, my niece’s teacher… there’s just something so evocative about giving someone the gift of … Continue reading