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Happy 2017!

Happy 2017!

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and if you’ve ever spent this holiday in Spain or surrounded by Spaniards, you would know that New Year’s Eve isn’t New Year’s Eve here without the tradition of eating twelve grapes at midnight – one for each of the twelve chimes of Madrid’s Puerta del Sol … Continue reading

2017 Michelin Stars Announced

2017 Michelin Stars Announced

It’s official! Spain now has its ninth three-Michelin star restaurant, which is none other than Martín Berasategui’s Lasarte. Located in Barcelona and run by chef de cuisine Paolo Casagrande, Lasarte brings both the taste of the Basque Country and three Michelin stars to this cosmopolitan Spanish city. This achievement was announced at Wednesday’s celebration of … Continue reading

International Cheese Festival Begins!

International Cheese Festival Begins!

If you are in or around the gorgeous Spanish city of San Sebastián this week – the current European Capital of Culture – make sure to stop by the iconic Kursaal convention center for a taste of some of the best artisanal cheeses the world has to offer. From November 16th-18th, this will be the … Continue reading

Nayab Siddiqui Wins Tapas Competition

Nayab Siddiqui Wins Tapas Competition

Congratulations are in order for Nayab Siddiqui of Singapore, who was named the winner of the eighth edition of the Valladolid International Tapas Competition this week for her tapa “Torta miniatura”, which brought together ideas from Asturias and Castile-León, and flavors from her Indian origins. Baby lamb ribs, extra virgin olive oil, red peppers from Lodosa and sweet … Continue reading

Happy (Sweet) Halloween!

Happy (Sweet) Halloween!

    Happy Halloween! It’s time once again for that annual holiday that makes dentist’s cringe and kids run around like excited, sugar-crazed animals. But while Halloween might fill children with joy at the thought of consuming piles of candy, parents and others might just spend Halloween night dreaming of the fantastic, often artisanally-made sweets that … Continue reading

New York Eats Spain Up!

New York Eats Spain Up!

If you happen to find yourself in New York City this week  you should be sure to stop by for any of the fantastic events organized as part of the 2016 Eat Spain Up! program. Spanish gastronomy, as we all know by now, is enjoying a heyday, and Spanish chefs, ingredients, regions, and even design, all play … Continue reading

Mat Schuster Fuses Spain and California

Mat Schuster Fuses Spain and California

It’s not too late to sign up for this evening’s master class on Californian and Spanish Fusion Cuisine taught by chef Mat Schuster. Schuster, who you might remember from last year’s interview on Foods and Wines from Spain: A Chef from the USA Hooked on La Rioja, is the culinary force behind San Francisco restaurant Canela Bistro … Continue reading

Wine tasting in Haro this weekend!

Wine tasting in Haro this weekend!

If you’re in the vicinity or can get yourself to the famed Rioja town of Haro this weekend, do so! (especially if you love wine!) This Saturday, September 17th, La Cata del Barrio de la Estación, or the Haro Station Wine Experience, is returning to this picturesque town, and bringing with it the chance to … Continue reading

Let the harvest festival begin!

Let the harvest festival begin!

The wine grape harvest has gotten underway in some regions of Spain, and it stands poised to begin in others.   Apart from the obvious importance of this time of year to the incredible and varied wines made throughout this country, the harvest, or vendimia, is also really important for another reason: harvest festivals! Yes, it … Continue reading

Winning Tapas at the Summer Olympics

Winning Tapas at the Summer Olympics

With the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro now in full swing, we would be remiss if we didn’t point out the fact that athletes from all over the world are not the only ones to be enjoying success and prestige during these Olympic games. No indeed! By all accounts, Spanish tapas are also getting their … Continue reading

Wine, jazz and fresh air in Somontano

Wine, jazz and fresh air in Somontano

If you’re looking for a slightly cooler weekend activity that combines fantastic Spanish wine, music, gastronomy, culture and more, all in a stunningly beautiful mountain setting, then head to this weekend’s Somontano Wine Festival, an event that promises all of the above and more. Now in its 17th year, this annual event is on this … Continue reading

Happy San Fermín!

Happy San Fermín!

It’s San Fermín again, the annual festival that descends on the northern Spanish city of Pamplona (Navarre) every July, bringing with it local traditions, folkloric customs, fantastic regional gastronomy and a little event called the running of the bulls, all in honor of the region’s patron saint. In addition to attracting people to the city in … Continue reading

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

It’s that time of year again, when estadounidenses from all over the globe break out their mini American flags and give thanks for one of the few things that everyone from a country as diverse as the United States seems to have in common: BARBECUE! Yes, it’s July 4th today, which can only mean one thing, … 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

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