Tagged with Spanish gastronomy

Flavors of Ceuta and Melilla

Flavors of Ceuta and Melilla

I met someone from the Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta this weekend – one of two Spanish autonomous cities (along with Melilla) that are located on the north coast of Africa – and I realized that in my nearly twenty years in Spain, she was the first person I had ever met from there. Of … Continue reading

Winning Tapas at the Summer Olympics

Winning Tapas at the Summer Olympics

With the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro now in full swing, we would be remiss if we didn’t point out the fact that athletes from all over the world are not the only ones to be enjoying success and prestige during these Olympic games. No indeed! By all accounts, Spanish tapas are also getting their … Continue reading

Water water everywhere

Water water everywhere

The heat has kicked up a notch in Spain this past week or two, and the words “hydrate, hydrate, hydrate” seem to be on repeat in my head like the lyrics to a catchy theme-song. Though Spanish wines, beers, spirits, and juices are all good beverage options, among other things, there’s another fantastic Spanish beverage … 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

Happy San Fermín!

Happy San Fermín!

It’s San Fermín again, the annual festival that descends on the northern Spanish city of Pamplona (Navarre) every July, bringing with it local traditions, folkloric customs, fantastic regional gastronomy and a little event called the running of the bulls, all in honor of the region’s patron saint. In addition to attracting people to the city in … Continue reading

Delectable Spanish rice recipes!

Delectable Spanish rice recipes!

While we’re on the topic of delicious Spanish rice, I figured why not start the weekend off right with a couple of mouthwatering rice recipes from Foods and Wines from Spain. The first of these three recipes, Stuffed eggplant with prawns and bomba rice, pays homage to the type of rice mentioned in Wednesday’s post … Continue reading

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

Gastrofestival 2016!

Gastrofestival 2016!

The latest edition of Gastrofestival Madrid kicks off this weekend, inundating the Spanish capital with a fantastic array of events that combine excellent gastronomy with other cultural genres like music, fashion, art, film, literature and more. This annual festival is in its seventh year, and will last from Saturday, January 23rd, through February 7th, 2016. … Continue reading

We Have a Winner!

We Have a Winner!

If you missed the live streaming of the International Tapas Competition in Valladolid on Monday night – in which the twelve international chefs participating in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy competed to make the best tapa – then not to worry! You’ve come to the right place to find … Continue reading

Chefs bring flavors of Spain to the USA

Chefs bring flavors of Spain to the USA

Whenever I let my mind wander to thoughts of moving back to the United States some day, I inevitably return to my old fantasy of opening a Spanish tapas bar in my home town with my wonderful chef-gastronome brother. Perhaps I am overconfident, but I have no doubt that this venture would be a success, … Continue reading

Our Home has a New Look!!!

Our Home has a New Look!!!

If you still haven’t had the chance to check out the new look of Foods and Wines from Spain, then now would be the perfect time to do so! The site’s vibrant new design incorporates a clean look that is extremely user-friendly and that (we hope) will encourage people to delve even further into the … Continue reading

A Taste of Spain in Shanghai

A Taste of Spain in Shanghai

As exports continue to rise for the Spanish agri-food industry, it’s no surprise that it has gotten easier and easier to find a wide variety of quality Spanish gastronomic products anywhere in the world. However, it’s not only Spanish gastronomy that’s making the international rounds, but also this country’s  architecture, art, jewelry, clothing, technology and … Continue reading