Tagged with Jose Andres

Quince sweet quince

Quince sweet quince

Sunny and yellow, oblong and irregular, Spanish quince is a diamond in the rough, transformed from an astringent and tart fruit into a sweet fruit paste that makes an exquisite counterpoint when paired when any number of types of cheeses, or creatively formed into gastronomic delights by top-notch Spanish chefs like José Andrés and José … Continue reading

José Andrés Comes for Dinner

José Andrés Comes for Dinner

Academy Award winning actress, singer, life-style guru, cookbook author and gastronome Gwyneth Paltrow really seems to have it all. And when you add the fact that world-class chefs like famed Spanish chef José Andrés, have been known to ‘call round’ to her house in London with bags full of groceries and invite themselves in for … Continue reading

Celebrating Reyes with Roscón!

Celebrating Reyes with Roscón!

The holiday season comes to a close tomorrow with the celebration of Reyes (Three King’s Day, or the Epiphany), an important Spanish holiday that heralds the arrival of toys and gifts for children and loved ones, as well as the mass consumption of yet another Spanish gastronomic delicacy: Roscón de Reyes (King’s Cake). This ring-shaped … Continue reading

Tastes of Spain Online

Tastes of Spain Online

The Foods from Spain Homepage is bursting with interesting news and information this week, including an article about Spanish pickles and Murcia’s “Minor Sea”. One item that I not only enjoyed, but also bookmarked to go back to time and time again is the article Spain Online. This article contains a wealth of information on … Continue reading

Tasting the World Cup at Jaleo!

Tasting the World Cup at Jaleo!

After their stunning World Cup victory in South Africa four years ago, fans of “La Roja” (the popular nickname for the Spanish team) have swelled to include people from all over the world (I myself may have danced in a fountain or two when they won), who were seduced by the players incredible skill, style … Continue reading

José Andrés Gives GW Commencement Address

José Andrés Gives GW Commencement Address

Acclaimed Spanish chef José Andrés has proved once again that his “ambassadorship” of Spanish culture and flavors in the USA knows no limits. This past weekend, he gave the commencement address at The George Washington University Commencement Ceremony for the Graduating Class of 2014, held on the National Mall in Washington DC, at the foot … Continue reading

From Russia with Love?

From Russia with Love?

In honor of the ongoing Winter Olympics, I thought it might be a good opportunity to pay tribute to one of Spain’s more popular and prevalent tapas, ensaladilla rusa, or Russian salad. This dish is commonly served as a tapa in Spanish bars and restaurants and typically consists of the following ingredients: potatoes, carrots, peas, … Continue reading

Madrid Fusion Gets Underway!

Madrid Fusion Gets Underway!

Today is the first day of Madrid Fusion 2014 and the start of one of the most exciting culinary events of the year in Madrid. I love this annual conference, which is currently in its eleventh year. Not only does it touch on some of the hottest topics in haute cuisine, including culinary inspirations, techniques, … Continue reading

Paella Festival begins at Jaleo!

Paella Festival begins at Jaleo!

Today is the first day of Jaleo’s annual Paella Festival! For the past eleven years, famed Spanish chef José Andrés and his team at Washington DC’s Jaleo Restaurants are celebrating their annual Paella Festival, which will take place from now until August 11th at any of the three DC-area locations. During this two-week event, diners … Continue reading

Spanish Bars Around the World

Spanish Bars Around the World

Spanish haute cuisine is among the most famous in the world, but you don’t have to travel to Spain or sit down in a fancy dining room to try some of the best of what this country’s gastronomy has to offer. Respected Spanish food writer, critic and President of international haute cuisine culinary conference Madrid … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary Jaleo!

Happy Anniversary Jaleo!

Renowned Spanish chef José Andres is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Jaleo in Washington DC. On-hand to celebrate this momentous event? Foods and wines from Spain! The big anniversary of this pioneering Spanish restaurant in the capital city, will be accompanied throughout the year by a variety of different gastronomically themed events … Continue reading