Tagged with Spanish cuisine

Quique Dacosta’s “Transformed Landscapes”

Quique Dacosta’s “Transformed Landscapes”

If you find yourself in or around Valencia over the coming month, there is still plenty of time to head to the Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad (MuVIM) to catch the not-to-be-missed  “Transformed Landscapes” exhibition by famed three Michelin star Spanish chef Quique Dacosta. The exhibition, which lasts until November 29th, is … Continue reading

Chefs Hosting Chefs

Chefs Hosting Chefs

The twelve international chefs participating in the current edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy are by no means the only foreign food professionals to have taken an interest in Spanish cuisine, and in particular the mouthwatering and innovative avant garde dishes created by some of this country’s top chefs. San Francisco chef … Continue reading

Pine cones, forest plants and a Michelin star

Pine cones, forest plants and a Michelin star

Spanish gastronomy has a lot of factors working in its favor. These include the skill, dedication and passion of this country’s chefs and the huge range and quality of its raw materials. When you put them together, these factors, are not only unstoppable, but–when chefs turn to their surroundings for inspiration–they also serve to create … Continue reading

Treasures of the Sea

Treasures of the Sea

I’m a huge fan of seaweed – the edible kind – not just for its incredible health benefits (think vitamins A, C and the B’s, as well as minerals, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous and potassium), but also because I like its varying textures and clean marine flavors.  However, when one thinks of eating seaweed, their … Continue reading

Spanish Restaurant Week in Shanghai

Spanish Restaurant Week in Shanghai

Living in China and hankering for a night of tapas out on the town? Well, for the next two weeks you can do just that with the great excuse that it’s Spanish Restaurant Week in Shanghai! From October 28th to November 10th, Shanghai restaurants such as El Willy, El Patio, Bocado, Azul El Enfante and … Continue reading

World Tapa’s Day!

World Tapa’s Day!

Don’t forget that this Sunday, September 29th is World Tapa’s Day, an international event that is all about celebrating this incredible Spanish gastronomic tradition. Organized by Tasting Spain, this is the second edition of this event and the first time that it’s been launched directly onto the international stage with the particularly special participation of … Continue reading

Menu of the Day!

Menu of the Day!

Anyone who has every lived in Spain knows the value of having a list of restaurants on-hand that serve up delicious and good value menús del día (menus of the day). A Spanish lunch tradition, a menú del día is typically made up of a variety of different dishes from which diners choose an appetizer, … Continue reading

Tomato Time!

Tomato Time!

Summer is all about tomatoes! Spain is a big deal in the tomato industry. Production, export, consumption, tomatoes play a significant role in this country – particularly when talking about its gastronomy. With dishes like gazpacho, salmorejo and pisto forming part of the repertoire of traditional Spanish cuisine, it’s no surprise that tomatoes are so … 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

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

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

Video: Spanish Restaurants in London

Video: Spanish Restaurants in London

London and Spain might be separated by the sea but when it comes to finding good Spanish food in London, it seems like the two countries are getting closer and closer all the time. There are more and more quality Spanish restaurants opening in this monumental city and other areas of the United Kingdom all … 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

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