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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

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

Fruit Attraction Kicks Off!

Fruit Attraction Kicks Off!

It’s not hard to get excited about annual fruit and vegetable fair Fruit Attraction, which begins today in the Spanish capital and lasts until October 17th. After all, this fair not only brings together a range of both large and small-scale producers from all over Spain – responsible for cultivating part of the huge variety … Continue reading

Foods from Spain in Central America

Foods from Spain in Central America

Spanish food is exported all over the globe, boasting growing markets and an increased fan base wherever these quality gastronomic products are found. One of the next stops is Central America where, on September 10th and 11th, ICEX Spain Trade and Investment, the Spanish Trade Commission in Panama and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce will … 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

Foods from Spain at Summer Fancy Food

Foods from Spain at Summer Fancy Food

The summer edition of massive fine food trade show Fancy Food is going on right now in New York City. From June 29th thru July 1st, this huge North American trade show (the largest on the East Coast) is drawing together importers, distributors, retailers and other food and wine industry professionals, to check out the … Continue reading

Spain in Mexico

Spain in Mexico

Next week marks the 13th year of Alimentaria Mexico, the large food and beverage industry fair that is held every year in Mexico City, giving producers and tradespeople from this sector the opportunity to show their wares to representatives and buyers from Mexico, Latin America, the United States (and beyond), and distributors, restaurateurs and retailers … Continue reading

Doing Business

Doing Business

With a crazy season of back to back trade shows underway in Spain, from the World Olive Oil Exposition to the Salón de Gourmets, Alimentaria 2014 and the National Cheese Fair – to name just a few – Spanish companies need all the support they can get in terms of getting their products out into … Continue reading

International Food Fairs

International Food Fairs

With Spain’s enormous Alimentaria trade fair right around the corner – kicking off in Barcelona on March 31st – it seems that ’tis the season for international food fairs. For starters, Eurogastro 2014 commences today in Poland, featuring wines, gourmet food items, cookware and other tools and products for the restaurant and hotel industries. One … Continue reading

Foodex Japan 2014

Foodex Japan 2014

Foodex 2014 is going on this week at the Nippon Convention Center outside of Tokyo. Starting on March 4th and lasting until the 7th, professional visitors to this – the 39th edition this international food and drink industry trade fair – will be tempted by a huge range of food and drinks companies from all … Continue reading

A Tour of Foods From Spain

A Tour of Foods From Spain

Sometimes it’s good to take a moment to get back to basics. Even as someone who uses ICEX Spain, Trade and Investment’s excellent gastronomy site Foods from Spain on a daily basis, I sometimes forget just how many great resources this site has to offer on top Spanish food and culture, including information about Spanish … Continue reading