Tagged with Foods from Spain

Hearty summer salads!

Hearty summer salads!

With the hot weather finally here to stay I have started yearning for crisp and cold foods like salads to keep me refreshed on hot summer days and nights. At the same time, with my busy schedule and generally ravenous family, I have to make sure to prepare food that is both healthy and hearty enough to … Continue reading

A Market Tour of Barcelona

A Market Tour of Barcelona

With Alimentaria 2016 kicking off tomorrow in the gorgeous Spanish city of Barcelona, there’s no better time than the present to keep talking about all of the wonderful gastronomy this city has to offer. One of the best ways to get a glimpse of a city’s most popular, traditional and prestigious gastronomic products is by … Continue reading

Gourmet Fair Flavors Madrid!

Gourmet Fair Flavors Madrid!

The Salón de Gourmets is well under way in Madrid this week, capping off its four-day run tomorrow. Organized annually by Grupo Gourmets, this has been a special year for this prestigious trade fair, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. Year after year this massive event entices visitors from all over the globe in search … Continue reading

The Perfect Beans for Fall

The Perfect Beans for Fall

It is finally fall, and while the weather is getting slightly chillier in the evenings and mornings, there is still plenty of warm sun to be had and enjoyed during the day. Therefore, while my palate is anxiously awaiting the hearty soups and stews of winter, the rest of me isn’t quite ready to take … Continue reading

Yes, we have some bananas!

Yes, we have some bananas!

People in Spain make a big deal about buying bananas from the Canary Islands, and it’s easy to see why. These Spanish island bananas are so good that they have an Indication of Geographic Protection guarantee, Plátano de Canarias PGI, which helps consumers feel secure in the fact that they are buying a quality Spanish … Continue reading

Gazpacho Gone Wild!

Gazpacho Gone Wild!

I’m just going to come out and say what everyone’s thinking. No matter how many times you have it, or how many different ways it’s prepared, Spanish gazpacho never gets old. This beloved cold soup is enough to rejuvenate in the summer heat and bring back recollections of warm, lazy days in the wintertime (despite … Continue reading

Summer Fruit Joy

Summer Fruit Joy

At the risk of being repetitive, I though I’d take a moment today to celebrate the fact that summer fruit season is finally upon us! I love this time of year, particularly for the delicious bounty of Spanish stone fruits (or drupes) like cherries, nectarines, peaches, paraguayos, apricots, plums and more. Not only are these … Continue reading

Getting good mojo!

Getting good mojo!

Ah potatoes, who doesn’t love them? Baked, fried, mashed, boiled… these versatile tubers are beloved by (virtually) all in their many forms. And if you still haven’t tried the famous papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) prepared in Spain’s Canary Islands, then you have something to look forward to on your next visit. And if you’ve never … Continue reading

Treasures of the Sea

Treasures of the Sea

I’m a huge fan of seaweed – the edible kind – not just for its incredible health benefits (think vitamins A, C and the B’s, as well as minerals, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous and potassium), but also because I like its varying textures and clean marine flavors.  However, when one thinks of eating seaweed, their … Continue reading

Seduced by Spanish leeks

Seduced by Spanish leeks

I was at my local market today where I was seduced by the incredible looking Spanish leeks that were gracing the stand of my vegetable vendor. Grown typically in Navarre, Basque Country and La Rioja, these delicious vegetables are as versatile as they are tasty. Leeks can be eaten both raw and cooked, or used … Continue reading

Hot Potato!

Hot Potato!

Yes, yes, we know… potatoes are good in anything. These delicious and highly versatile tubers are delicious in recipes or on their own, and can easily be enjoyed  steamed, boiled, baked, fried, mashed or any other way you can think of. They are also delicious complements to any soup, stew, roast or meal. In fact, … Continue reading

Gastrofestival 2015 Kicks Off!

Gastrofestival 2015 Kicks Off!

Be sure to make a note on your agendas for tomorrow that Gastrofestival 2015 is getting underway in the Spanish capital of Madrid. This now annual gastronomic celebration will be going on from January 31st through February 15th, with a huge variety of events and activities taking place all over the city. A saxophone quartet … Continue reading

Preserving Historic Madrid through Gastronomy

Preserving Historic Madrid through Gastronomy

Anyone who has ever taken a stroll through the central Madrid neighborhood of Malasaña has seen the beautiful Spanish tiles decorating the exterior of the nineteenth-century “Juanse” Pharmacy. Today, this historic pharmacy has a new set of wares, equally designed to bring people health and well-being, but this time through quality gastronomic goods instead of … 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