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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

We Have a Winner!

We Have a Winner!

If you missed the live streaming of the International Tapas Competition in Valladolid on Monday night – in which the twelve international chefs participating in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy competed to make the best tapa – then not to worry! You’ve come to the right place to find … Continue reading

ICEX Chefs’ Competition!

ICEX Chefs’ Competition!

It is finally here! The current edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy is coming to a close this afternoon, with the celebration of the International Tapas Competition in Valladolid. For this competition, the culmination of this five-month training program, each of the twelve international chefs will present his or her own original … Continue reading

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

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

ICEX Chefs Matched with Spanish Restaurants

ICEX Chefs Matched with Spanish Restaurants

The excitement is surely building for the twelve young  chefs participating in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy who have received their restaurant assignments for the work experience portion of the program, which will last for approximately three months. July 20th is the big day that that these international chefs … Continue reading

ICEX Training Program Begins in Valladolid

ICEX Training Program Begins in Valladolid

The twelve international chefs participating in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy arrived in Spain this week, ready and eager to start this prestigious six-month  culinary program. The chef’s first home in Spain is Valladolid (Castile-Leon), where they will spend a total of six weeks taking classes and attending seminars … Continue reading

2014 ICEX Training Program In Review

2014 ICEX Training Program In Review

We still have a little over a month to go before the twelve international chefs who will be participating in the 2015 edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy arrive for the program’s June 8th kick-off date. This year’s participants hail from nine different countries: Canada, China, Ireland, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, … Continue reading

ICEX Chef Nominated for Top Award!

ICEX Chef Nominated for Top Award!

This is just a shout out for one of our own. Former ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy chef Jeffrey Weiss, whose book Charcutería, The Soul of Spain, has been nominated for a 2015 James Beard Foundation Book Award. Weiss, who participated in the 2009 edition of the ICEX program, returned to Spain in 2013 … Continue reading

2015 ICEX Chefs Announced

2015 ICEX Chefs Announced

The list of participants for the upcoming edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy has been released, ending speculation about which young international chefs will gain entrance into the 2015 edition of this scholarship program. This year’s program, the 8th of its kind, will take place from June 8th to November 6th, 2015. … Continue reading

2015 ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy

2015 ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy

The dates have been set for the 2015 ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy, a highly prestigious scholarship program that has trained more than 200 young international chefs in the ins and outs of Spanish gastronomy, products, Avant-garde cooking techniques, cuisine and culture since it was started in 2007. Mugaritz, Miramar, Átrio, and Cenador de … Continue reading

The International Tapas Competition is Here!

The International Tapas Competition is Here!

Today is the day! The twelve international chefs participating in the current edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are facing off today in Valladolid at the International Tapas Competition. This competition, for which the chefs were asked to create a singular tapa using key Spanish ingredients – inspired by their time here … Continue reading

Fields of Purple for ICEX Chefs

Fields of Purple for ICEX Chefs

The twelve participants in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are well into their two-week trip through Spain, during which they have the opportunity to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences like the one they undertook last Friday morning in Castile-La Mancha. The chefs visited this region’s famed saffron farms: purple-hued fields dotted … Continue reading

Salmorejo, Córdoba and ICEX Chefs

Salmorejo, Córdoba and ICEX Chefs

The twelve international chefs in the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy spent an activity-packed day in Cordoba yesterday, serving as judges in the preliminary stage of the Tapas de Córdoba tapas competition (part of Cordoba’s celebration of its status as Iberoamerican Capital of Gastronomic Culture), and being inducted into the Cofradía del Salmorejo (guild), … Continue reading

Bodegas Robles Welcomes ICEX Chefs

Bodegas Robles Welcomes ICEX Chefs

As I mentioned in Friday’s post, the twelve participants in the current edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy have set off on a two-week trip to learn about some of Spain’s most wonderful gastronomic products, producers, regions and cuisines. So in honor of this trip, I thought I would spend the next … Continue reading