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International Tapas Competition Yesterday!

International Tapas Competition Yesterday!

The nine participants in this year’s ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy competed yesterday in the International Tapas Competition in Valladolid. During this exciting event, which took place yesterday afternoon in this city’s Plaza del Milenio, each of these young, international chefs presented his or her own unique tapa or pincho. These tapas were judged … Continue reading

ICEX Chefs, Looking Back

ICEX Chefs, Looking Back

In honor of the fact that the young participants in the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy have just set out on their two-week trip around Spain (see last Friday’s post), I thought it might be nice to take a look back at some of the travel experiences shared by past participants in this prestigious … Continue reading

Bon Voyage, Chefs!

Bon Voyage, Chefs!

Today marks another transition point for the young international chefs participating in the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy. Having finished the thirteen-week internship portion of this prestigious scholarship program (carried out in the kitchens of some of this country’s very best restaurants), these chefs are setting out on a two-week journey around Spain to … 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

ICEX Chefs Begin Restaurant Phase

ICEX Chefs Begin Restaurant Phase

It’s Monday morning again and while the rest of us are sitting down in front of our computers or at our desks – first cup of coffee in hand – getting ready for the daily grind, the ten participants in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are starting their first … Continue reading

Ferran Adrià’s “Art of Food” in London

Ferran Adrià’s “Art of Food” in London

If you happen to be in or around London over the next couple of months, don’t forget to stop by world-famous Spanish chef Ferran Adrià’s “Art of Food” Exhibition. This show is an absolute must-see for fans of Adrià, elBulli and the world of Avant-garde gastronomy. Its premise is to explore the art and science … Continue reading

Training Program Chefs Attend Master Classes in Valladolid

Training Program Chefs Attend Master Classes in Valladolid

The ten international chefs who are participating in the latest edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are here! Representing nine different countries (China, Colombia, Denmark, the USA, India, Honduras, the Netherlands, Ireland and Poland), these young chefs are already immersed in the various aspects of the training program, which includes two Master … Continue reading

Spotlight on Spanish Chef Josean Alija

Spotlight on Spanish Chef Josean Alija

The name of Spanish chef Josean Martínez Alija has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately, not only thanks to his award winning, Michelin star restaurant, Restaurante Nerua, located in Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, but also due to the release of his new cookbook, Muina. This young, Avant-garde chef combines the best of Spanish modern, … Continue reading

The Wonderful World of Spanish Foams!

Thanks to Spanish chef Ferran Adrià, no one will ever think of “foams” in the same way. This world famous chef was responsible in large part for the introduction of words like spherification, gelefication and liquid nitrogen into our daily vocabulary. But what do these terms actually mean? I mean, foams now play a central … Continue reading