Tagged with Ibérico pork

Delving into gastronomic history

Delving into gastronomic history

With such a complete website bursting with information about Spanish gastronomy, it is easy to get lost in any number of the wonderfully informative sections on Foods and Wines from Spain. In any case, every once in a while I think it’s a good idea to highlight some of the great sections that are available … Continue reading

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

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

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Four

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Four

If you’ve tuned in for this month’s first three posts on Spanish Ibérico Ham, with links to the excellent videos on the Foods from Spain You Tube Channel, you’ll have already gotten a good idea about the origins of these noble Spanish pigs, what and how they eat, where they are raised, and how their … Continue reading

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Three

Spanish Ibérico Ham, Part Three

This video, Spanish Ibérico Ham III. The Ham Making Process, is the third installment in the four-part series about the Ibérico pig and its star product Ibérico Ham, found on the Foods from Spain YouTube Channel. This follow-up video takes a look at the elaboration process of this prized cured meat product, from start to … Continue reading

We all scream for…Della Sera!

We all scream for…Della Sera!

I’m just going to start by stating the obvious. It’s summer. Finally. Whew. And there is perhaps nothing better in the summertime (other than perhaps a dip in the ocean) than sinking your teeth into a delicious ice cream cone, cup or dessert. World famous for its gastronomy, it’s no surprise that Spain’s avant-garde culinary … Continue reading

Understanding Ibérico Pork Products

Understanding Ibérico Pork Products

Spain’s Ibérico pork products are famous both here and all over the world, keeping people clamoring for a taste of these unique, high-quality products that include Spanish hams, chorizos and other sausages, and delicious cuts of fresh Ibérico pork. However, navigating the range of different types of Ibérico pork products can be confusing for consumers, … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving today, a time to celebrate with family and friends and traditionally give thanks for the harvest. So in honor of this occasion, I thought it would be nice to share a couple of Spanish recipes made using one of the fall’s most classic harvest products: pumpkin. I particularly love cooking with pumpkin … Continue reading

Video: Grilling

Video: Grilling

Who doesn’t like barbecue? Especially in the summer. I think I can safely answer that question, no one! Throwing something delicious on the grill, be it fish, chicken, beef, lamb or a nice cut of wonderful Spanish Iberico pork, is as synonymous with summer as beaches, bathing suits and picnics. But what’s more, grilling is … Continue reading

Spanish BBQ for the Fourth!

Spanish BBQ for the Fourth!

Happy 4th of July! Now I understand that unless you’re from the United States this day might mean nothing to you. But then again, even for those of us from the USA, Independence Day generally has one meaning and one meaning alone: barbecue!! Hamburgers, ribs, deviled eggs, potato salad, pulled pork… these all might be … Continue reading

The Heart of the Dehesa

The Heart of the Dehesa

People all over the world know about the incredible Ibérico pork products that come from this special breed of Spanish pigs, but they might not know that one of the secrets to this delectable product can be found in a vast area of wooded scrubland in southwestern Spain known as the Dehesa. Fortunately, Foods from … Continue reading

Ibérico Pork Products

Ibérico Pork Products

Cured and turned into hams and sausages, fresh in wonderful cuts of meat like tenderloin and pork belly, used for flavoring as lard or bacon… the list of possibilities goes on and on. No matter what your favorite way to use this incredible gastronomic treasure, however,  Spanish Iberico pork products are unquestionably the absolute best … 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

April is for Apricots

April is for Apricots

April is the beginning of the apricot season and it’s about time! I love these delicately hued, wonderfully aromatic and easy to eat Spanish stone fruits. Spain produces around 100,000 tons of apricots, or albaricoques, a year, of which around 30% are exported. Try them in pies, jams, preserves, liqueurs, dried or even slightly stewed … Continue reading