Tagged with jamón

Treasured Jabugo!

Treasured Jabugo!

I can barely mention Spanish Jabugo ham without my mouth starting to water. This jewel of a product is treasured both in Spain and abroad for its complex and intense flavor with nutty and sweet nuances, in addition to its melt-in-your-mouth texture and characteristic aromas. Now, this Ibérico ham from Protected Denomination of Origin Jamón … Continue reading

HamLovers Home for the Holidays!

HamLovers Home for the Holidays!

I spent the holidays with my family in the United States and, as ever, was sad that U.S. customs regulations prohibit me from sticking an entire leg of Spanish ham in my suitcase. Even so, this fact did not stop me from sharing a a taste of Spain’s wonderful Ibérico pork products with my family … Continue reading

A Taste of Spain in Russia

A Taste of Spain in Russia

In keeping with the Winter Olympics theme… if you’re traveling around Russia, on your way or way back from Sochi for example, and have a sudden hankering for some delicious Spanish olives, olive oil, cheeses, chocolates or  ham, don’t despair! Top-quality, delicious Spanish food products are exported all across the globe, and with the help … Continue reading

Spanish Food and Wine in Stockholm

Spanish Food and Wine in Stockholm

Last week in Stockholm, the Spanish Trade Commission and ICEX Spain Trade and Investment hosted the annual Spanska Vin- och Gastronomidagen Fair, featuring Spanish foods and wines. Christofer Johansson, a former participant in the ICEX Spanish Gastronomy Training Program was also on-hand to prepare some Spanish tapas for visitors, using wonderful Foods from Spain, of … Continue reading

Young Chefs at the German Embassy

Young Chefs at the German Embassy

Recently, the German Embassy in Madrid held a private dinner that was prepared by the two young German chefs that are participating in the 2012 ICEX Young Chefs Culinary Scholarship program: Hannah Lindemann and Bernd Mantzsch. Here are a few photos from this successful event!   Hanna and Bernd prepared a tasting menu for twenty-five … Continue reading

Spring in Echaurren

Spring in Echaurren

Spring is a my favorite season. Mostly because, after the long winters in Canada, any sign of new life is warmly welcomed. The vibrant colors, fragrant smells and fresh flavors are that much more cherished. Nature’s dormant plants have been waiting to break open, to seek the warm touch of the day’s lengthening sunshine. Here … Continue reading

Touring the South

Touring the South

This video features a visit made by the ICEX Young Chef’s Culinary Scholarship participants to Andalusia. The following text by Miles captures some of his impressions from that trip. Traditional pig slaughter and out-of-the-barrel sherry tastings; the South lived up to its rugged reputation. A five-hour drive south and the landscape started to become noticeably … Continue reading

Inspiration from Tocino and Spring

Inspiration from Tocino and Spring

On my short walk to work, through the historical village of Ezcaray (La Rioja), I pass by a fresh and seasonal selection of products. First, in one of the alleyways that interweaves through the town centre, there is an array of fresh vegetables displayed right on the street. Now that spring has peeked around the … Continue reading

Bye Bye!

Bye Bye!

You have shown me your best sides from the beautiful landscape to the cute old towns. I´ve seen your best winery, your cheese producers, the free range farms full of Ibérico pigs, baby lambs and cows and veal’s. I´ve seen your history and your contribution to the modern art. I´m looking back at these three … Continue reading