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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

Tasting Spanish Figs!

Tasting Spanish Figs!

In the last post I introduced the world of Spanish figs and mentioned how delicious and versatile these quality Spanish products are. Whether fresh or dried, made into preserves or other sweet or savory dishes, Spanish figs provide an endless list of recipe ideas that are sure to suit any palate. Therefore, to continue with … Continue reading

ICEX Chefs Start Culinary Internships

ICEX Chefs Start Culinary Internships

Today is a big day for the thirteen international chefs participating in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy, as they start their culinary internships in some of this country’s top restaurants. In fact, no less than a total of seventeen Michelin stars will be welcoming these young chefs into their … Continue reading

Ibérico Pork Loin from Toño Pérez

Ibérico Pork Loin from Toño Pérez

It’s hump day again, and nothing says midweek like pampering yourself by preparing something delicious to keep you going until the weekend. For some reason I woke up wishing I were in Extremadura – anywhere other than here really – looking at the open sky, gorgeous scenery and tasting some delicious Ibérico pork. Therefore, I … Continue reading

Chefs on the Move!

Chefs on the Move!

I wish I were one of the chefs participating in the ICEX Young Chefs Culinary Scholarship program, but alas, I’m just the lucky soul who gets to publish and edit the wonderful blog entries written by participants like Miles Pundsack-Poe and Dhruv Oberoi about their different adventures and impressions of Spain and the diverse experiences … Continue reading

I see the end of the tunnel

I see the end of the tunnel

You have all followed my journey through this program since we started. From my first experience in a spanish restaurant at Atrio in Cáceres, to a short stop in Santiago de Compostela, with a month in Madrid and finally landed here in Rioja. I can see the end in the horizon of a journey which … Continue reading

Bye Bye!

Bye Bye!

You have shown me your best sides from the beautiful landscape to the cute old towns. I´ve seen your best winery, your cheese producers, the free range farms full of Ibérico pigs, baby lambs and cows and veal’s. I´ve seen your history and your contribution to the modern art. I´m looking back at these three … Continue reading

5 Days Off

5 Days Off

After a period with too many hours in the kitchen I finally get the opportunity to have some days off. These days have been planned for a long time because I got company from Sweden for some days. My mom, dad and a cousin to my mom have been visiting and we literally almost crossed … Continue reading

Salmon and Ajoblanco

Salmon and Ajoblanco

Not much have happened here in Cáceres the last week. Days are passing by and I´m growing older, getting more experience – “Growing old is getting old” is one of my favorite songs of the Californian group Silversun Pickups. If you like pop/punkstile music with those typical American husky voices you should look them up. … Continue reading

Spring like summer

Spring like summer

New days come and new days go, from one to another and they are running through fast. I have now been in Cáceres for three weeks and almost one third of my period here. I came when the weather was rainy, windy and quite cold. I mean not cold cold like the weather back home … Continue reading

Ten days in Atrio

Ten days in Atrio

I have almost finished my first ten days at restaurant Atrio. Ten days of many new impressions and lots of frustration. Frustration because I always have to think before I talk – if I can talk! It´s getting better and better for each day, and step by step I learn new words. But nothing is … Continue reading

My Journey from Sweden to Cáceres

My Journey from Sweden to Cáceres

Everything has a beginning and everything has an end. From one of the most amazing parts in my life so far when traveling around from region to region, from town to town exploring Spain. From one extraordinary product to another and from one great dinner to another. I should need a hole book to explain … Continue reading