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The Basics of Deconstruction

The Basics of Deconstruction

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than two decades since the concept of “molecular gastronomy” hit the culinary world by storm. Since then, four and five syllable words like spherification, gelification, deconstruction, and more, have become almost commonplace in our gastronomic lexicon. However, no matter how much time has passed, for many of us, … Continue reading

The culinary buzz about Paco Morales‘s Noor Restaurant hasn’t stopped since this singular establishment opened this past March. Most recently, Noor has racked up acclaim and mentions in numerous gourmet guides. One of the most significant of these is without a doubt its newly granted star in the 2017 Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal.   Located … Continue reading

Spanish Tapas Recipes: Gambas al ajillo!

Spanish Tapas Recipes: Gambas al ajillo!

With December now underway, thoughts turn to holiday gatherings and merrymaking. And, of course, if you’re going to be entertaining over the holidays, what better way to tantalize the palates of family and friends than with Spanish tapas? Thanks to the Spanish Tapas Recipes video series on the Foods and Wines from Spain YouTube channel, … Continue reading

Gildas, two ways

Gildas, two ways

If you’ve been in San Sebastián for the International Cheese Festival these past couple of days, then you most certainly will have spent some of your time in this incredible city sampling its excellent selection of pintxos.  And, if this is the case, then you will definitely have tried your fair share of Gildas, a classic Basque pintxo that is … Continue reading

Fruity fall desserts

Fruity fall desserts

If by some miracle you didn’t eat your fill of delicious sweets between Halloween and All Saint’s Day, never fear! Fall is the perfect time to devour fall-inspired desserts that walk the line between the often light and fruity desserts of summer and the heartier sweets of winter. One good way to achieve this is by … Continue reading

Chorizo recipes for the here and now

Chorizo recipes for the here and now

I’m the first person to start dreaming of soups and stews as soon as the weather gets slightly chilly. In fact, by this time of year, I’m already starting to stock up on a variety of ingredients that go great in just about any stew: Spanish beans, a chunk of smoky bacon, some leafy green kale, a couple … Continue reading

Video: Spanish Tapas Recipes, Pisto!

Video: Spanish Tapas Recipes, Pisto!

While the French dish ratatouille might be a more familiar word to some (due in large part to the endearing movie by the same name), Spanish pisto truly has nothing to envy of its cousin to the north. This classic fried vegetable medley (usually referred to as Pisto Manchego – reflecting its origins in Castile-La Mancha) is an unmistakably integral dish in … Continue reading

The Tortilla de la Hispanidad

The Tortilla de la Hispanidad

Tomorrow is perhaps the most Spanish holiday of them all, a day known as the Fiesta Nacional de España (or Día de la Hispanidad). This holiday is celebrated every year on October 12th, coinciding with the anniversary of Cristóbal Colón’s (Christopher Columbus’s) first arrival in the Americas. And while I don’t think Columbus actually dined on famed … Continue reading

White beans for the weekend

White beans for the weekend

In celebration of the United Nations International Year of Pulses (commonly known as beans or legumes), and the arrival of the first gray day of fall, I thought we would start the weekend off right with a simple and flavorful white bean stew. This Cantabria Stew layers creamy white beans with cabbage and potatoes and … Continue reading

Avant-garde apples

Avant-garde apples

It’s apple season again in Spain and, as with every year at this time,  I just can’t get enough of crisp, sweet and delicious Spanish apples. But whether you like them fresh and crunchy, or cooked into any number of dishes, Spanish apples are as flavorful as they are versatile, holding their own in a variety … Continue reading

Pears in Spanish Red Wine

Pears in Spanish Red Wine

You may not know this, but Spain is the fourth largest producer of pears. What’s more, these products are known for their extreme quality, and several varieties have Protected Denomination of Origin Status (Peras de Rincón de Soto PDO, Peras de Jumilla PDO and Peras de Lleida PDO).   As we are still in the heart of pear … 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

Baked Canary Islands Bananas

Baked Canary Islands Bananas

I bought way too many Spanish bananas last week and so I ended up spending the weekend making banana smoothies, banana pancakes, banana bread and otherwise eating this fantastic produce from the Canary Islands. I also decided to branch out from my usual (and delicious, I might add) list of things to do with bananas and … Continue reading

Delving into gastronomic history

Delving into gastronomic history

With such a complete website bursting with information about Spanish gastronomy, it is easy to get lost in any number of the wonderfully informative sections on Foods and Wines from Spain. In any case, every once in a while I think it’s a good idea to highlight some of the great sections that are available … Continue reading