Tagged with Spanish Foods

Southern Charm in Cádiz

Southern Charm in Cádiz

Every summer I try to make it down to the gorgeous Andalusian city of Cadíz at least once for a long weekend of beautiful beaches, lovely people, stunning sights and delicious tapas. Of course by now I have my regular bars and restaurants that I visit every year – excited to order the long list of my … Continue reading

Avant Garde Pumpkin!

Avant Garde Pumpkin!

Spanish pumpkin is a go-to ingredient, beloved for its flavor, texture and endless range of gastronomic applications. It seems that there are no limits when it comes to the possibilities for delicious Spanish pumpkin – and Spanish avant garde cuisine is no exception. Montse Estruch, María José San Román and Koldo Miranda are just a … Continue reading

Vacuum Cooking

Vacuum Cooking

Vacuum cooking is by no means a new cooking technique, but it is one that has stood the test of time, and that is continually utilized – and at times even improved upon – by top Spanish avant garde chefs. One has to look no further than the presentations of chefs like Josean Alija at … Continue reading

A Few Christmas Recipes

A Few Christmas Recipes

With just days to go before much of Spain celebrates Christmas, Spaniards are stocking up on the wide variety of traditional Christmas sweets that make this winter holiday so… sweet. Whether turrón, polvorones, mantecados or any other of the often almond-based sweets on the Christmas menu, people need only head to their favorite specialty shop, … Continue reading

Casa Gerardo in 50 Steps

Casa Gerardo in 50 Steps

Casa Gerardo’s famed fabada / Photo courtesy of Casa Gerardo Spain is known for its incredible traditional cuisine, including regional favorites like fabada Asturiana, a jewel of Asturias. This country is also renowned for being on the forefront of avant garde cuisine, its cutting-edge cooking techniques and, of course, its innovative, top-notch chefs! Fortunately, food … 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

Gazpacho Gone Wild!

Gazpacho Gone Wild!

I’m just going to come out and say what everyone’s thinking. No matter how many times you have it, or how many different ways it’s prepared, Spanish gazpacho never gets old. This beloved cold soup is enough to rejuvenate in the summer heat and bring back recollections of warm, lazy days in the wintertime (despite … Continue reading

Sweet Dreams of Chocolate Orgániko

Sweet Dreams of Chocolate Orgániko

Packed full of antioxidants and other wonderful substances that are thought to help protect against cardiovascular disease, stress and even diabetes, chocolate has finally shaken its formerly bad reputation. This is great news, because there is a Spanish chocolate company that has been on the up and up since its founding around ten years ago, … 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

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

Diving into the past, present and TAPAS in León

Diving into the past, present and TAPAS in León

With Semana Santa (Holy Week) upon us, thousands of Spaniards will be flocking to the beach, the countryside and any number of the country’s many other monumental, picturesque, relaxing and fascinating destinations. Likewise, visitors from all over the world will be heading to Spain this week to spend their Easter holidays, so there’s no time … Continue reading

It’s calçotada time!

It’s calçotada time!

One of the things that food-loving Spaniards have to look forward to in the long winter stretch until spring finally decides it’s here to stay are calçots, tender green onions that are collected from November to April, with the peak harvest months being January, February and March. These onion shoots are known for their mild … Continue reading

Rounding things off with romesco!

Rounding things off with romesco!

No calçotada would be complete without a generous helping of Catalonian standard romesco sauce. And while the preparation of the calçots is fairly straightforward (they are roasted over an open wood fire and then wrapped steaming hot in newspaper to help remove their charred outer layers), it is the preparation of this orange-red sauce that … Continue reading

Carmencita, Flavors of Spain

Carmencita, Flavors of Spain

Close to a hundred years ago, a Spanish entrepreneur traveled to Marseille from Castile-La Mancha to sell wine at this important international port. Upon arriving, a chance encounter with some traders from India led him down a new course: to sell the red gold of his home in La Mancha – Spanish saffron – in … Continue reading