Tagged with María José San Román

Fruity Desserts

Fruity Desserts

Summer desserts are never better than when they’re made with delicious Spanish fruit. Baked, broiled, sauteed, turned into ice cream, pie or cake… here are a few ideas to add a little sweetness to your life in the form of these delicious and very distinct fruit-based desserts: Baked Canary Islands Bananas – rum, oranges and … Continue reading

Ibérico Ham and Summer Soups

Ibérico Ham and Summer Soups

I’ve never heard anyone say that they’re sick of Spanish Ibérico ham. Not only would this be tantamount to gastronomic blasphemy in Spain, but–given the adulation that this food enjoys in this country–it would also be a nearly impossible occurrence. Of course the suggestion that one might grow tired of such a treasured delicacy grows … Continue reading

Spanish eggplant, from traditional to avant garde

Spanish eggplant, from traditional to avant garde

Yes, yes, we know, Spanish eggplant is incredibly versatile in the kitchen and can be prepared in any number of delicious ways…. But until you’ve seen the following recipes, you may not realized just HOW versatile this vegetable truly is. Four mouthwatering recipes; the first two providing you with tasty day-to-day uses for this vegetable … Continue reading

Get the Latest in Gastronomy Events

Get the Latest in Gastronomy Events

‘Tis the season of gastronomy fairs, conferences, forums, competitions and the like, and there is perhaps no better way to keep abreast of what’s going on in terms of culinary and gastronomic events both in Spain, and abroad than through the handy Food Calendar  on Foods and Wines from Spain. With up-to-date information on food … Continue reading

It’s Horchata Time!

It’s Horchata Time!

It’s a beautiful spring day in Madrid, and that alone makes me feel like celebrating. What better way to celebrate than with a refreshing and delicious glass of Spanish horchata? This sweet and cooling drink is made with milk from tiger nuts, or chufas, which is typically sweetened and added to crushed ice. Tiger nuts … 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

Grape Flavors

Grape Flavors

Despite the fact that grapes are often thought of as sweet dessert fruits, they are in fact extremely versatile when it comes to preparing a range of different recipes. Fresh, they make excellent garnishes, adding a touch of sweetness to traditional Spanish soups like this traditional Ajoblanco (Cold almond and garlic soup). Dried into raisins, … Continue reading

Refreshing savory summer soups

Refreshing savory summer soups

The summer heat has finally arrived and fortunately so has the season for enjoying the many different kinds of delicious Spanish cold soups. However, despite their cool temperature, there is no reason that these soups need be any less flavorful than their hot winter counterparts. Most everyone has heard of Spanish traditional favorites Gazpacho and … Continue reading

Training Program Chefs Attend Master Classes in Valladolid

Training Program Chefs Attend Master Classes in Valladolid

The ten international chefs who are participating in the latest edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are here! Representing nine different countries (China, Colombia, Denmark, the USA, India, Honduras, the Netherlands, Ireland and Poland), these young chefs are already immersed in the various aspects of the training program, which includes two Master … Continue reading