Tagged with Iberico ham

Ibérico pork cuts get interactive!

Ibérico pork cuts get interactive!

Where would Spanish gastronomy be without Ibérico pork? I shudder at the thought! Whether it’s Spanish Ibérico ham or other cured meats like Ibérico chorizo and Ibérico salchichón, or delicious fresh cuts of Ibérico pork meat (think secreto, presa and solomillo for a start), Spanish Ibérico pork is one of the absolute treasures of Spanish gastronomy and a … Continue reading

Sautéed green beans with Ibérico ham

Sautéed green beans with Ibérico ham

For me summer cooking is all about simplicity and letting your fresh and flavorful ingredients shine through. So when I need a break from salads, one of my favorite things to do with summer vegetables like green beans is to sauté them up with some Spanish extra virgin olive oil, garlic and Ibérico ham slivers. … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Favorites

Mother’s Day Favorites

Mother’s Day was yesterday, May 1st, in Spain, as well as in Portugal and Hungary, and a handful of other countries in Africa and Europe. But the, ehem, mother lode of Mother’s Day celebrations around the world is next Sunday, May 8th. Of course every country and family has its own traditions, but gift ideas … Continue reading

Spanish Tapas, Step by Step

Spanish Tapas, Step by Step

Can’t think what to cook for a relaxing weekend at home with your family? Or maybe you’re having a dinner party and need to add some new dishes to your gastronomic repertoire? Or you might even be looking forward to a quiet weekend curled up with a glass of Spanish wine and a book, treating your … Continue reading

Mapping Spanish Wine!

Mapping Spanish Wine!

Spanish wine. Two little words that are infused with countless layers of meaning. With so much variety in terms of wine styles, types of grapes, climates, wine regions, terroir, etc. it’s sometimes difficult to believe that Spanish wine is so consistently wonderful and high-quality across the board; and when I say across the board, I … Continue reading

Ibérico Ham Non-Stop

Ibérico Ham Non-Stop

We just keep coming back to Spanish Ibérico ham. Where does it come from? How is it made? How should one slice and store it? How should it be enjoyed? What are some recipes that call for it? Where can one buy it outside of Spain? Of course all of these questions and more are … Continue reading

Ibérico Ham and Summer Soups

Ibérico Ham and Summer Soups

I’ve never heard anyone say that they’re sick of Spanish Ibérico ham. Not only would this be tantamount to gastronomic blasphemy in Spain, but–given the adulation that this food enjoys in this country–it would also be a nearly impossible occurrence. Of course the suggestion that one might grow tired of such a treasured delicacy grows … Continue reading

Cava and Food, a Perfect Match!

Cava and Food, a Perfect Match!

Everyone knows that with so many different styles of Cava to choose from, this Spanish sparkling wine is perfect for drinking on its own, as an aperitivo (before a meal), an after dinner treat, or whenever the mood strikes or there’s something to celebrate. But Cava is also a fantastic match for a wide variety … Continue reading

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Two

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Two

The second part of this series on Spanish Ibérico Ham on the Foods from Spain YouTube channel, delves into the origins and characteristics of the treasured breed of the Ibérico pig, while simultaneously taking an in-depth look at the special way that these animals are raised in the Spanish Dehesa, what they eat, and how these … 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

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

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