Tagged with Extremadura

Olive Oil in Castile-León

Olive Oil in Castile-León

Spanish olive oil is famous all over the world – there’s no surprise there – but many consumers (both in Spain and abroad) associate this top product with regions like Andalusia, Extremadura, Castile-La Mancha, and even parts of Catalonia, and with good reason. But northwestern Spanish region Castile-León is also starting to make a name … Continue reading

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

International Conquests of Pimentón

International Conquests of Pimentón

It’s not surprising that Spanish pimentón has been featured on the Foods and Wines from Spain home page this past month. After all, this wonderful smokey Spanish spice is an essential ingredient in many of this country’s most beloved and coveted dishes and products. Brought back from the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1493 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

Say Happy Holidays with Cava!

Say Happy Holidays with Cava!

We talk a lot about Spanish Cava on this site and on Foods and Wines from Spain. And why not? This fine sparkling wine is unrivaled in many circles and enjoys acclaim both on a national and international scale. And with reason. Cava is as top quality as it is varied in terms of styles … Continue reading

Wine and Olives in Extremadura!

Wine and Olives in Extremadura!

Grapes and olives, both so small and round, but yet hugely significant when it comes to comprising a large and ubiquitous part of Spanish gastronomy. So it makes sense that the Wine and Olive International Trade Fair was created fifteen years ago, in order to bring together private producers from these two sectors and national … 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

A World of Cherry Blossoms!

A World of Cherry Blossoms!

The peak of the cherry blossom season is currently underway in the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, with visitors flocking to the areas that are known for their cherry trees to observe the wondrous beauty of this event. Here in Spain, the Valley of Jerte in Extremadura is also covered with a layer … 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

Touring the South

Touring the South

This video features a visit made by the ICEX Young Chef’s Culinary Scholarship participants to Andalusia. The following text by Miles captures some of his impressions from that trip. Traditional pig slaughter and out-of-the-barrel sherry tastings; the South lived up to its rugged reputation. A five-hour drive south and the landscape started to become noticeably … Continue reading

Sweet Cherry Lips…

Sweet Cherry Lips…

Well…..Wake up chef and realize the moment you´re in! Far away from sweet red cherry lips and stacked in a kitchen when the sun is burning outside. When people is getting a nice tan I´m standing there with my pale Scandinavian skin and doing the thing that I love the most. To create, to cook … Continue reading