Tagged with Paella

The bomba!

The bomba!

I’ve been on a huge rice kick lately: eating it plain, baked in the oven with vegetables and chicken, meat, fish or seafood; or leftover the next day and tossed cold into a salad. You don’t need me to tell you that the list of culinary possibilities for this versatile grain is endless, but you might be … Continue reading

Spanish Tapas, Step by Step

Spanish Tapas, Step by Step

Can’t think what to cook for a relaxing weekend at home with your family? Or maybe you’re having a dinner party and need to add some new dishes to your gastronomic repertoire? Or you might even be looking forward to a quiet weekend curled up with a glass of Spanish wine and a book, treating your … Continue reading

Chef Alberto Herráiz on Paella

Chef Alberto Herráiz on Paella

Summer invariably leads to thoughts of the beach, which inevitably remind me of a vegetable paella that I ate on a beach in Denia, Alicante, several years ago. There have been many paellas in my life, and I am fortunate to say that many of them have been both memorable and excellent, but nothing has … Continue reading

Spanish Pilgrimage in the USA

Spanish Pilgrimage in the USA

The Virgen del Rocío is the object of much devotion in the Spanish province of Huelva (Andalusia), particularly when it comes time for the annual springtime romería or pilgrimage to her home, the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Rocío in the village of El Rocío, in which masses of pilgrims participate every year. Surprisingly, this … Continue reading

Fields of Purple for ICEX Chefs

Fields of Purple for ICEX Chefs

The twelve participants in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are well into their two-week trip through Spain, during which they have the opportunity to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences like the one they undertook last Friday morning in Castile-La Mancha. The chefs visited this region’s famed saffron farms: purple-hued fields dotted … Continue reading

Spanish Food Pantone

Spanish Food Pantone

One need only look at the growing number of collaborations between famous chefs and top architects and designers around the world to see ample proof of the fact that food and design has never been more closely linked. Now, one Spanish gastronomic communications company is taking the fusion of these two artistic sectors to the … 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 Saffron

Spanish Saffron

There is no way to avoid it. Thoughts of summer lead to images of the beach, and what better way to enjoy a day on the coast than by tucking into a wonderful Spanish paella? Of course, in turn, thoughts of Spain’s wonderful varieties of paella automatically lead to thoughts of one of this country’s … 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