Tagged with Cáceres

Glorious Pimentón!

Glorious Pimentón!

We talk a lot about Spanish pimentón on Foods and Wines from Spain and with good reason. This exquisite spice is the backbone for many classic Spanish dishes and products, like this country’s world-famous chorizo. Smoked, spicy, sweet and sour… in its many variations, pimentón has long been a must-have in any Spanish kitchen, and … Continue reading

José Pizarro takes London Town

José Pizarro takes London Town

If you’ve ever lived in London or visited this venerable city then you have undoubtedly heard of Spanish chef José Pizarro, a force of Spanish gastronomic nature who has taken this city by storm ever since arriving from his native Cáceres (Extremadura) via Madrid in 1999. With a handful of successful restaurants and tapas bars … Continue reading

Gastronomy, gardens and history in Cáceres!

Gastronomy, gardens and history in Cáceres!

May 1st is a holiday in Spain and many other countries (International Worker’s Day), and since it conveniently falls on a Friday this year, there is no better time than now to start planning a springtime long weekend in the wonderful Spanish city of Cáceres. Not only was this incredible and historic city in Extremadura … Continue reading

ICEX Tour Sets Off!

ICEX Tour Sets Off!

The twelve international participants in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy “hit the road” today, embarking on a two week trip around Spain to get an intimate look at some of its most significant culinary players, including producers, chefs and other Spanish food industry professionals, all while visiting striking monuments, … 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

Giving a Fig!

Giving a Fig!

Figs! This delicious, sweet and versatile Mediterranean fruit is wonderful when eaten any number of ways. Spain is one of the most significant fig-producing countries in the world, and these Spanish products are universally known for their extremely high quality. Though a range of different varieties of figs are found in different areas of Spain, … 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

The Calm After the Storm

The Calm After the Storm

After eight days in a row in the kitchen I really enjoyed a day off. A day to recharge the batteries and get new energy. We´ve had a busy week with lots of clients during the Easter holiday and I´ve experienced my first Spanish “Semana Santa”. With its processions when people literally is standing on … Continue reading

Guadalupe in the Middle of Nowhere

Guadalupe in the Middle of Nowhere

We finished last time on our way back from Madrid and de Salón de Gourmets. A trip of almost three hours along the dry landscape of La Mancha and Extremadura. Mainly covered with farms of olive trees, and closer to Cáceres miles after miles covered in oak trees where the Ibérico pigs are having a … 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