Tagged with ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy

Nayab Siddiqui Wins Tapas Competition

Nayab Siddiqui Wins Tapas Competition

Congratulations are in order for Nayab Siddiqui of Singapore, who was named the winner of the eighth edition of the Valladolid International Tapas Competition this week for her tapa “Torta miniatura”, which brought together ideas from Asturias and Castile-León, and flavors from her Indian origins. Baby lamb ribs, extra virgin olive oil, red peppers from Lodosa and sweet … Continue reading

Chefs Hosting Chefs

Chefs Hosting Chefs

The twelve international chefs participating in the current edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are by no means the only foreign food professionals to have taken an interest in Spanish cuisine, and in particular the mouthwatering and innovative avant garde dishes created by some of this country’s top chefs. San Francisco chef … Continue reading

2014 ICEX Training Program In Review

2014 ICEX Training Program In Review

We still have a little over a month to go before the twelve international chefs who will be participating in the 2015 edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy arrive for the program’s June 8th kick-off date. This year’s participants hail from nine different countries: Canada, China, Ireland, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, … Continue reading

ICEX Chef Nominated for Top Award!

ICEX Chef Nominated for Top Award!

This is just a shout out for one of our own. Former ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy chef Jeffrey Weiss, whose book Charcutería, The Soul of Spain, has been nominated for a 2015 James Beard Foundation Book Award. Weiss, who participated in the 2009 edition of the ICEX program, returned to Spain in 2013 … Continue reading

2015 ICEX Chefs Announced

2015 ICEX Chefs Announced

The list of participants for the upcoming edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy has been released, ending speculation about which young international chefs will gain entrance into the 2015 edition of this scholarship program. This year’s program, the 8th of its kind, will take place from June 8th to November 6th, 2015. … Continue reading

2015 ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy

2015 ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy

The dates have been set for the 2015 ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy, a highly prestigious scholarship program that has trained more than 200 young international chefs in the ins and outs of Spanish gastronomy, products, Avant-garde cooking techniques, cuisine and culture since it was started in 2007. Mugaritz, Miramar, Átrio, and Cenador de … Continue reading

The International Tapas Competition is Here!

The International Tapas Competition is Here!

Today is the day! The twelve international chefs participating in the current edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are facing off today in Valladolid at the International Tapas Competition. This competition, for which the chefs were asked to create a singular tapa using key Spanish ingredients – inspired by their time here … Continue reading

Fields of Purple for ICEX Chefs

Fields of Purple for ICEX Chefs

The twelve participants in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are well into their two-week trip through Spain, during which they have the opportunity to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences like the one they undertook last Friday morning in Castile-La Mancha. The chefs visited this region’s famed saffron farms: purple-hued fields dotted … 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

Bodegas Robles Welcomes ICEX Chefs

Bodegas Robles Welcomes ICEX Chefs

As I mentioned in Friday’s post, the twelve participants in the current edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy have set off on a two-week trip to learn about some of Spain’s most wonderful gastronomic products, producers, regions and cuisines. So in honor of this trip, I thought I would spend the next … Continue reading

ICEX Tour Sets Off!

ICEX Tour Sets Off!

The twelve international participants in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy “hit the road” today, embarking on a two week trip around Spain to get an intimate look at some of its most significant culinary players, including producers, chefs and other Spanish food industry professionals, all while visiting striking monuments, … Continue reading

ICEX Chefs Take Spain With Them When They Go

ICEX Chefs Take Spain With Them When They Go

We dedicate a lot of time on Foods from Spain and this blog to talking about what the participants in the current edition ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are up to. In fact, this blog originally started as an outlet for the scholarship recipients’ own thoughts and experiences here in Spain as participants in … Continue reading

ICEX Chefs Start Culinary Internships

ICEX Chefs Start Culinary Internships

Today is a big day for the thirteen international chefs participating in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy, as they start their culinary internships in some of this country’s top restaurants. In fact, no less than a total of seventeen Michelin stars will be welcoming these young chefs into their … Continue reading

The World of Conservas

The World of Conservas

Foreigners who have spent any amount of time in Spain might initially be struck by the appearance of a wide selection of colorful cans containing different types of fish and shellfish preserves on the menus at quality Spanish restaurants. I know I was. After all, where I come from, a can of tuna in the … Continue reading

ICEX chef to blog about experiences in Spain

ICEX chef to blog about experiences in Spain

The wait is winding down for the thirteen participants in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy. Slated to begin their six month-long experience in the world of Spanish gastronomy this coming June 9th, preparations are more than underway! South African participant Liezl Vermeulen, of the Institute of Culinary Arts (South … Continue reading