Tagged with Chorizo

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

Pimentón is interactive!

Pimentón is interactive!

Spanish pimentón is a key ingredient in a huge range of traditional dishes; from soups and stews to rice dishes, a huge range of cured sausages like morcilla and chorizo, and different recipes for olives and preserved vegetables, meat, fish and seafood, in addition to a wide variety of other products. Made from ground Capiscum annum red peppers that originally … Continue reading

A Few Christmas Recipes

A Few Christmas Recipes

With just days to go before much of Spain celebrates Christmas, Spaniards are stocking up on the wide variety of traditional Christmas sweets that make this winter holiday so… sweet. Whether turrón, polvorones, mantecados or any other of the often almond-based sweets on the Christmas menu, people need only head to their favorite specialty shop, … Continue reading

Comforting Chorizo!

Comforting Chorizo!

There is really nothing not to like about Spanish chorizo. Flavorful and delicious in all of its many varieties, chorizo is equally good on its own as it is transformed into any number of delicious recipes. This is particularly true in the winter months, when nothing warms the soul and stomach like this hearty Spanish … Continue reading

Happy (almost) 4th!

Happy (almost) 4th!

It’s the 4th of July tomorrow, an American holiday that provides celebrants with the perfect excuse to load up the car with a picnic basket and blanket and head for (hopefully) cooler temperatures in the great outdoors. Mountains? A lake? The ocean? A swimming pool? A nearby park? Wherever you spend your July 4th, it’s … Continue reading

Celebrating Mother’s Day around the world

Celebrating Mother’s Day around the world

May is the month when many countries celebrate and pay homage to that indispensable and much beloved figure: moms! Mother’s Day in Spain is this Sunday, May 3rd, which is the same day that it’s celebrated in countries like Portugal, Hungary and Lithuania. In other countries, including Canada, Belgium, Italy, Denmark and the United States, … Continue reading

HamLovers Home for the Holidays!

HamLovers Home for the Holidays!

I spent the holidays with my family in the United States and, as ever, was sad that U.S. customs regulations prohibit me from sticking an entire leg of Spanish ham in my suitcase. Even so, this fact did not stop me from sharing a a taste of Spain’s wonderful Ibérico pork products with my family … Continue reading

Spanish Soups, Stews and Spoons

Spanish Soups, Stews and Spoons

With the cold weather in Spain, the USA and who knows where else in the world, nothing sounds more inviting than a cozy weekend spent indoors with a hearty bowl (or two) of a delicious Spanish soup or stew. These largely traditional Spanish recipes often invoke regional flavors and an array of different ingredients that … Continue reading

Understanding Ibérico Pork Products

Understanding Ibérico Pork Products

Spain’s Ibérico pork products are famous both here and all over the world, keeping people clamoring for a taste of these unique, high-quality products that include Spanish hams, chorizos and other sausages, and delicious cuts of fresh Ibérico pork. However, navigating the range of different types of Ibérico pork products can be confusing for consumers, … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014! Whether you spent the holidays at home or away visiting friends, relatives or enjoying a little bit of solitary bliss, I hope that you were able to spend the season in the company of some delicious foods from Spain. I was in Boulder (Denver), Colorado, and was lucky enough to have a Spanish … Continue reading

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow in the USA, which is hands down my favorite holiday. One of the things that I love the most about this day is the fact that everyone takes the typical Thanksgiving menu of turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and some other vegetable, and adapts it to their own regional or … Continue reading

Seasonal Spanish Food

Seasonal Spanish Food

Are you in love with wonderful Spanish ingredients like saffron, olive oil, chorizo, capers, olives, sardines, pimentón (a type of Spanish paprika), sherry vinegar… but you’re not quite sure what to do with them? I mean sure, it seems like such a good idea when you see these enticing products on the shelves of your … Continue reading