Tagged with Andoni Luis Aduriz

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

Chef profile: Andoni Luis Aduriz

Chef profile: Andoni Luis Aduriz

Sometimes it’s nice to take a moment and recognize greatness, just because we can. Spanish chef Andoni Luis Aduriz is nothing if not incredibly deserving of such recognition. From his two-Michelin-star restaurant Mugaritz, located just outside the town of Errenteria, about 24 miles from San Sebastián, Aduriz has forged a singular culinary universe wherein herbs, flowers … Continue reading

Pilpil, 3 ways!

Pilpil, 3 ways!

So, what is pilpil you might ask, unless of course you’ve ever been to Basque Country, the home of this traditional Spanish culinary technique. To quote the Foods and Wines from Spain FAQ section: Pilpil is a traditional Basque culinary technique used in some recipes for fish, usually salt cod or hake cheeks. After desalting the … Continue reading

Haute Torrijas

Haute Torrijas

Another year, another Semana Santa, or Holy Week, here in Spain. And of course, another chance for us to revisit one of our favorite Spanish sweets: torrijas! We never get tired of talking about these traditional Easter treats, which are essentially made of sliced bread soaked in milk, wine, honey and spices and then dipped … Continue reading

Fruity Desserts

Fruity Desserts

Summer desserts are never better than when they’re made with delicious Spanish fruit. Baked, broiled, sauteed, turned into ice cream, pie or cake… here are a few ideas to add a little sweetness to your life in the form of these delicious and very distinct fruit-based desserts: Baked Canary Islands Bananas – rum, oranges and … Continue reading

Delectable Spring!

Delectable Spring!

Edible flowers add beauty, delicacy, elegance, innocence and yes, even flavor, to any number of dishes. Just ask some of Spain’s top chefs, who turn to these wonderful and eye-popping ingredients for many of their avant-garde creations. Beginning with Ferran Adrià and making the rounds through a roster of incredible Spanish chefs that includes Joan … 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

Mugaritz. A Natural Science of Cooking

Mugaritz. A Natural Science of Cooking

I confess that I’m somewhat addicted to cookbooks, and so every few months I need to get my fix. After the dark and rainy winter that we’ve had in Madrid, I prefer to find something that stirs my innermost kitchen fantasies, such as two-star Michelin chef Andoni Luis Aduriz’s 2012 tome, Mugaritz, A Natural Science … Continue reading

Foodly.es

Foodly.es

When you own a restaurant, no matter how big or small, truth be told you often don’t have an extra minute in the day to spend trying to track down all of the different things that your customers are saying about you. It was hard enough ten years ago when my Madrid restaurant was open, … Continue reading

Madrid Fusion Gets Underway!

Madrid Fusion Gets Underway!

Today is the first day of Madrid Fusion 2014 and the start of one of the most exciting culinary events of the year in Madrid. I love this annual conference, which is currently in its eleventh year. Not only does it touch on some of the hottest topics in haute cuisine, including culinary inspirations, techniques, … Continue reading

San Sebastian Gastronomika Begins!

San Sebastian Gastronomika Begins!

San Sebastian Gastronomika kicks off today and I confess that I’m particularly excited for this occasion as this will be my first time attending this annual culinary conference. Started fifteen years ago in this Basque city, San Sebastian Gastronomika has grown steadily every since, bringing together a list of some of the most famous names … Continue reading

Video: Our chefs explain the Training Program

Video: Our chefs explain the Training Program

We talk a lot here about the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy, an annual initiative that brings together ten international chefs in a culinary ambassadorship program. These young, international chefs first spend six weeks in and around Valladolid (Castile-Leon), learning about Spanish language, culture and gastronomy at the hand of program collaborator the International … Continue reading

Spanish Bars Around the World

Spanish Bars Around the World

Spanish haute cuisine is among the most famous in the world, but you don’t have to travel to Spain or sit down in a fancy dining room to try some of the best of what this country’s gastronomy has to offer. Respected Spanish food writer, critic and President of international haute cuisine culinary conference Madrid … Continue reading