Tagged with gazpacho

Hot summer, cold soup!

Hot summer, cold soup!

It’s no secret that Spaniards love their soup. It doesn’t matter which region you travel to, each has its own spoon-fed culinary traditions to nurture body and soul. Of course this fact doesn’t change when the weather turns hot either. In a country as hot and arid as Spain can get in the summertime, cold … Continue reading

Summer soup recipe bonanza!

Summer soup recipe bonanza!

With the summer heat on full-blast by now, it’s only inevitable that we start craving cold soups… The good news is that whether you’re an amateur or a pro in the kitchen, the range of delicious recipes for Spanish cold soups includes something for everyone. This is also true in terms of different flavor-bases and … Continue reading

Cucumber: gazpacho’s secret weapon?

Cucumber: gazpacho’s secret weapon?

You really can’t blame anyone for immediately thinking of tomatoes when somebody mentions one of Spain’s most beloved cold soups, gazpacho.  However, there’s another delicious Spanish vegetable that has its part to play in this refreshing and insanely popular soup: cucumber! It’s no secret that classic gazpacho is typically made with ripe tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, bread, extra virgin … 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

Salmorejo, Córdoba and ICEX Chefs

Salmorejo, Córdoba and ICEX Chefs

The twelve international chefs in the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy spent an activity-packed day in Cordoba yesterday, serving as judges in the preliminary stage of the Tapas de Córdoba tapas competition (part of Cordoba’s celebration of its status as Iberoamerican Capital of Gastronomic Culture), and being inducted into the Cofradía del Salmorejo (guild), … Continue reading

The Gazpacho Tour

The Gazpacho Tour

Gazpacho is easily one of the most popular Spanish dishes all around the world and a true symbol of this country’s cuisine and gastronomic traditions. While many people (myself included) like to eat Spanish gazpacho year-round, there is no debating the fact that it is most in demand in the summertime. And though summer might … Continue reading

Tomato Time!

Tomato Time!

Summer is all about tomatoes! Spain is a big deal in the tomato industry. Production, export, consumption, tomatoes play a significant role in this country – particularly when talking about its gastronomy. With dishes like gazpacho, salmorejo and pisto forming part of the repertoire of traditional Spanish cuisine, it’s no surprise that tomatoes are so … Continue reading

Make it with tomatoes!

Make it with tomatoes!

Sometimes it feels like everything tastes better when you add tomatoes… and it probably does! In sauces, soups, salads, stews, or just sliced on a plate with a little bit of salt and a drizzle of olive oil… nothing compares to the wonderful taste of tomatoes, especially in the summer! In Spain, sometimes the best … Continue reading

Refreshing savory summer soups

Refreshing savory summer soups

The summer heat has finally arrived and fortunately so has the season for enjoying the many different kinds of delicious Spanish cold soups. However, despite their cool temperature, there is no reason that these soups need be any less flavorful than their hot winter counterparts. Most everyone has heard of Spanish traditional favorites Gazpacho and … Continue reading

Cold, fruity and refreshing

Cold, fruity and refreshing

Cold melon soup / Toya Legido – ICEX Almonds and garlic make a great, flavorful and often almost creamy base for these cold soups, but of course so do the wonderful and more exotic flavors of fruit. Take this Cold mango soup with smoked mackerel and ginger (Sopa fría de mango con caballa ahumada y … Continue reading

Confederations Cup Tapas?

Confederations Cup Tapas?

Tonight’s the night that the reigning World Champion Spanish national football (that’s soccer in the U.S., folks!) team will take on longtime rivals Italy in the semifinals of the FIFA Confederations Cup. So it goes without saying that as people all over Spain make their plans to get together and check-out the big game, the … Continue reading

Oil and Vinegar DO Mix!

Oil and Vinegar DO Mix!

There is a common expression that goes something like this: “you two are like oil and vinegar, you don’t mix”, and frankly, I’ve never been able to figure it out. I mean what could possibly go better together than oil and vinegar? On a salad, on a plate of vegetables, to bring out the flavors … Continue reading

5 Days Off

5 Days Off

After a period with too many hours in the kitchen I finally get the opportunity to have some days off. These days have been planned for a long time because I got company from Sweden for some days. My mom, dad and a cousin to my mom have been visiting and we literally almost crossed … Continue reading