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Hungry for History!

Hungry for History!

For those of you who haven’t seen the Foods from Spain home page in a couple of days, you’ll be surprised by the new Food History section that was unveiled last week. With hundreds of years of culinary tradition, this new section is a must-read encyclopedia of Spanish culinary history and product information. It features … Continue reading

Spain Goes Kosher!

Spain Goes Kosher!

Thanksgiving and the first full day of Hanukkah converged for the first time in over 100 years last week, for a dual celebration that the American media didn’t hesitate to nickname: Thanksgivukkah – much to the chagrin of some and the delight of others. In any case, as it won’t happen again for some 70,000 … Continue reading

Spanish Broccoli Goodness!

Spanish Broccoli Goodness!

Spanish broccoli is delicious, nutritious and all over the markets, both in Spain and abroad. Spain is the world’s third producer and first exporter of this crop, which is really getting into its season starting now, in November. Personally, broccoli is just about one of my absolute favorite vegetables, and I like to eat it … Continue reading

O Grove Seafood Festival

O Grove Seafood Festival

This coming weekend marks the last opportunity to get up to the coastal hamlet of O Grove in Pontevedra (Galicia) for this area’s annual seafood festival. This year is a particularly important one for this classic “Festa do Marisco” (Seafood Festival), which is being held from October 4th – 13th. The reason for this is … Continue reading

Biocultura Bilbao!

Biocultura Bilbao!

One of my favorite food fairs of the year is the annual Biocultura fair that takes place every fall in Madrid. This year’s edition will be from November 14th – 17th. Now in its 29th year, this fair brings together the best of organic food products from Spain and abroad, with items like organic meats, … Continue reading

Harvest Time!

Harvest Time!

The weather in Madrid today is pure Fall, and it’s lovely. A chill in the air and a cloudy sky reminding us that summer is over and it’s time to commence with wonderful autumnal events like the grape harvest! In La Rioja, the grape harvest got off to a slow start this year, commencing about … Continue reading

World Tapa’s Day!

World Tapa’s Day!

Don’t forget that this Sunday, September 29th is World Tapa’s Day, an international event that is all about celebrating this incredible Spanish gastronomic tradition. Organized by Tasting Spain, this is the second edition of this event and the first time that it’s been launched directly onto the international stage with the particularly special participation of … Continue reading

ICEX Chef Jeff Weiss on the go again!

ICEX Chef Jeff Weiss on the go again!

American chef Jeffrey Weiss has been busy! We’ve kept tabs on him since 2009 when he participated in the third edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy. More recently, Jeff was back in Spain researching his upcoming book, Charcutería: The Soul of Spain, which will be published in March 2014, all about regional … Continue reading

Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

Cheese! Tasty food fair Cheese 2013 kicks off today in Bra Italy, turning this city into a living tribute to this wonderful product for four whole days, (until September 23rd). This annual event, which is organized by the city of Bra in conjunction with Slow Food and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is the perfect … Continue reading

Pomegranate flavor!

Pomegranate flavor!

Pomegranates are as versatile as they are gorgeous to look at and delicious. Add a few pomegranate seeds to any salad and you instantly have a dish that is not only more beautiful, but also that much tastier – thanks to that juicy burst of sweetness found in each and every seed. Cook them down … Continue reading

Summer picnic sandwiches!

Summer picnic sandwiches!

There are few plans as enticing in the summer as a picnic, particularly if it takes place next to the sea, a lake, or in one of Spain’s gorgeous natural parks. And of course, when you’re talking about a picnic, nothing hits the spot like a delicious bocadillo, the word that Spaniards use for one … Continue reading

Video: La Latina Tapas and Festivities

Video: La Latina Tapas and Festivities

The historic Madrid neighborhood of La Latina is gearing up to celebrate its annual holiday tomorrow, August 15th, on the day that marks the Virgen de la Paloma saint’s day. Although the actual holiday is August 15th, the neighborhood festivities are spread out over several days, filling this classic central barrio of Madrid with folklore, … Continue reading

Peachy keen!

Peachy keen!

I have definitely always been more savory than sweet, more salty than sugary, more vegetable than fruit.. but when mid-summer rolls around and the Spanish peaches hit the shelves in full-on peach juiciness and sweetness, I just can’t get enough. Peaches, nectarines, paraguayos… I love all varieties of these delicious stone fruits, in their many … Continue reading

Video: Spanish Restaurants in London

Video: Spanish Restaurants in London

London and Spain might be separated by the sea but when it comes to finding good Spanish food in London, it seems like the two countries are getting closer and closer all the time. There are more and more quality Spanish restaurants opening in this monumental city and other areas of the United Kingdom all … Continue reading

Spanish Olive Oil from Mother’s Garden

Spanish Olive Oil from Mother’s Garden

Martin Kirby and Maggie Whitman have spent more than twelve years in the countryside of Priorato (Catalonia), not only raising their family and tending to a vineyard and fruit and almond trees, but also creating an award winning brand of Spanish extra virgin olive oil called Mother’s Garden. Their story is part romance, part hard … Continue reading