Tagged with Rodrigo de la Calle

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

Desserts Get Their Just Dessert (Wines)!

Desserts Get Their Just Dessert (Wines)!

Traditional Spanish desserts can find no better match than in this country’s wide variety of sweet wines. In fact, many of these wines represent hundreds of years of wine making history, while others are the result of techniques that involve evocative terms like noble rot, ice wine, and much more. As varied as this country’s … Continue reading

Spanish grapefruit goes avant-garde!

Spanish grapefruit goes avant-garde!

I’m still enjoying my ongoing obsession with Spanish grapefruit, which I like to eat halved for breakfast every morning with a drizzle of honey. Others in my family prefer it peeled and divided into sections over cereal, or squeezed into a healthy and delicious glass of juice. Of course Spanish grapefruit isn’t just a breakfast … Continue reading

Tasty morsels straight from the tin!

Tasty morsels straight from the tin!

At this year’s edition of famed Madrid gastronomic conference Madrid Fusion, acclaimed Spanish chefs Pepe Solla and Rodrigo de la Calle demonstrated a huge variety of different culinary applications for Spain’s excellent fish and seafood preserves. You don’t need a Michelin star however to know how to turn these quality, popular products into delicious bites, … Continue reading

Spanish Chefs Cook with Google Glass

Spanish Chefs Cook with Google Glass

As someone who just spent the entire weekend cooking from an iPad perched precariously in a fruit bowl located dangerously close to the sink, a “hands free” option in the kitchen would be more than welcome. Enter Kisko García (of Restaurante Choco in Cordoba) a Spanish chef who has been tasked with demonstrating the first … Continue reading

Post-holiday pick-me-ups

Post-holiday pick-me-ups

Post-holiday blues? Just because it’s time to get back to work, it’s not too late to do something nice for yourself! If you happen to be in Madrid, one idea might be to take yourself and friends or family out to dinner at one of the Spanish capital’s fantastic restaurants. However, if you’ve overindulged over … Continue reading

Devouring Spring Asparagus

Devouring Spring Asparagus

If you read my previous post you’d know that I recently spent what felt like a lifetime waiting in line for some Spanish asparagus. But now, what to do with it? Finally the proud owner of a bunch of this special, early springtime product, I made my way home to steam some for my lunch, … Continue reading

Spanish Asparagus: worth its wait!

Spanish Asparagus: worth its wait!

This weekend I waited in a sixty-person line at the Dias de Mercado farmer’s market that is held once a month in the city’s Casa de Campo park. The object of my patience: a kilo of fat and dramatically long, green asparagus. But this was not just any asparagus, rather this was the famed asparagus … Continue reading