Tagged with Pimenton

Spanish spice stars!

Spanish spice stars!

Regardless of how many incredible agri-food products fill a country’s pantry, no gastronomy would be complete without the special signature spices that make them unique – whether they’re used to create intensely flavorful bases or to add a finishing touch. Spanish cuisine is no exception to this rule and, not only are two of its most … Continue reading

Flavors of Murcia!

Flavors of Murcia!

The best artichoke I’ve ever eaten in my life was at the restaurant La Taberna Pequeña in Murcia. I couldn’t tell you exactly what they did to make this whole, fresh artichoke so delicious, but I do know that when I tried to order another one, they told me that the limit was one per customer, per … Continue reading

Pimentón is interactive!

Pimentón is interactive!

Spanish pimentón is a key ingredient in a huge range of traditional dishes; from soups and stews to rice dishes, a huge range of cured sausages like morcilla and chorizo, and different recipes for olives and preserved vegetables, meat, fish and seafood, in addition to a wide variety of other products. Made from ground Capiscum annum red peppers that originally … Continue reading

Glorious Pimentón!

Glorious Pimentón!

We talk a lot about Spanish pimentón on Foods and Wines from Spain and with good reason. This exquisite spice is the backbone for many classic Spanish dishes and products, like this country’s world-famous chorizo. Smoked, spicy, sweet and sour… in its many variations, pimentón has long been a must-have in any Spanish kitchen, and … Continue reading

International Conquests of Pimentón

International Conquests of Pimentón

It’s not surprising that Spanish pimentón has been featured on the Foods and Wines from Spain home page this past month. After all, this wonderful smokey Spanish spice is an essential ingredient in many of this country’s most beloved and coveted dishes and products. Brought back from the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and … Continue reading

On the road with Spanish wines

On the road with Spanish wines

In the days leading up to my holidays in the United States, I invariably find myself accumulating piles of  things that I want to take back with me as gifts for my Spanish food loving family: anchovy stuffed olives, saffron, extra virgin olive oil, pimentón and my favorite Spanish wines, among other things. It’s not … Continue reading

Pulpo a la Gallega!

Pulpo a la Gallega!

I had almost forgotten how much I love Spanish octopus, until I had the chance to dive into a plate of Pulpo a la Gallega (Galician-style octopus) this weekend… Almost, I said, almost. It would be impossible to completely forget the wonderful flavors and textures of this classic dish from the coastal Spanish region of … Continue reading

Gastronomy, gardens and history in Cáceres!

Gastronomy, gardens and history in Cáceres!

May 1st is a holiday in Spain and many other countries (International Worker’s Day), and since it conveniently falls on a Friday this year, there is no better time than now to start planning a springtime long weekend in the wonderful Spanish city of Cáceres. Not only was this incredible and historic city in Extremadura … Continue reading

Smoked Food Delicacies from Spain

Smoked Food Delicacies from Spain

I have always been a huge fan of smoked foods, in any shape or form. Fortunately, I have the good fortune to live in Spain, a country whose cuisine boasts a huge range of smoked foods, from cheeses to sausages and other meats, spices, fish and shellfish, and olive oils, among other things. Though different … Continue reading