Tagged with Mugaritz

Fruity fall desserts

Fruity fall desserts

If by some miracle you didn’t eat your fill of delicious sweets between Halloween and All Saint’s Day, never fear! Fall is the perfect time to devour fall-inspired desserts that walk the line between the often light and fruity desserts of summer and the heartier sweets of winter. One good way to achieve this is by … Continue reading

Chef profile: Andoni Luis Aduriz

Chef profile: Andoni Luis Aduriz

Sometimes it’s nice to take a moment and recognize greatness, just because we can. Spanish chef Andoni Luis Aduriz is nothing if not incredibly deserving of such recognition. From his two-Michelin-star restaurant Mugaritz, located just outside the town of Errenteria, about 24 miles from San Sebastián, Aduriz has forged a singular culinary universe wherein herbs, flowers … Continue reading

Pilpil, 3 ways!

Pilpil, 3 ways!

So, what is pilpil you might ask, unless of course you’ve ever been to Basque Country, the home of this traditional Spanish culinary technique. To quote the Foods and Wines from Spain FAQ section: Pilpil is a traditional Basque culinary technique used in some recipes for fish, usually salt cod or hake cheeks. After desalting the … Continue reading

Food, Film and Festivals

Food, Film and Festivals

‘Tis the season of international film festivals and, while we’re on the subject, I thought this would be the ideal time to remind everyone that the San Sebastian International Film Festival is going on this week in that northern Spanish city. This iconic Spanish festival, which is now in its 63rd year, draws film buffs … Continue reading

El Celler de Can Roca Best in the World!

El Celler de Can Roca Best in the World!

This was a big week for Spanish restaurants, with El Celler de Can Roca (Girona) returning to the number one, most coveted spot in the annual “World’s Best Restaurants” ranking published by the UK’s Restaurant magazine. Brothers Joan, Jordi and Josep Roca, the chef, pastry chef and sommelier (respectively) of this acclaimed restaurant, were out … Continue reading

Delectable Spring!

Delectable Spring!

Edible flowers add beauty, delicacy, elegance, innocence and yes, even flavor, to any number of dishes. Just ask some of Spain’s top chefs, who turn to these wonderful and eye-popping ingredients for many of their avant-garde creations. Beginning with Ferran Adrià and making the rounds through a roster of incredible Spanish chefs that includes Joan … 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

Spanish Restaurants Among World’s Top 50!

Spanish Restaurants Among World’s Top 50!

In case you hadn’t heard the big news, six Spanish restaurants were ranked on the 2014 San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant list – announced last week in London! Of course this comes at no surprise, given that last year’s top honor of Best Restaurant in the World went to Spain’s very own El Celler … Continue reading

Mugaritz. A Natural Science of Cooking

Mugaritz. A Natural Science of Cooking

I confess that I’m somewhat addicted to cookbooks, and so every few months I need to get my fix. After the dark and rainy winter that we’ve had in Madrid, I prefer to find something that stirs my innermost kitchen fantasies, such as two-star Michelin chef Andoni Luis Aduriz’s 2012 tome, Mugaritz, A Natural Science … 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

Can Roca Ranked Best in the World!

Can Roca Ranked Best in the World!

El Celler de Can Roca, Arzak, Quique Dacosta, Extebarri, Mugaritz…what do they all have in common? A lot of things, actually. But most recently, these five Spanish restaurants appeared together on the recently released ranking of the San Pelligrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants List. And what’s more, the number one spot for Best Restaurant in … Continue reading