Tagged with Spanish Recipes

PDO Queso Majorero

PDO Queso Majorero

One of the articles featured on the current home page of Foods and Wines from Spain tells the story of Grupo Ganaderos de Fuerteventura S.L., a company that has made a name for itself both in Spain and abroad as producers of Maxorata, a brand of top-quality PDO Queso Majorero, a traditional goat’s cheese from … 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

Celebrating Pulses!

Celebrating Pulses!

For those of you who haven’t heard, the United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. Also known as grain legumes, pulses comprise a group of twelve crops including things like garbanzos, beans, peas, lentils and the like. These crops are no stranger to Spain, whose cuisine is rich in wonderful soups, stews … Continue reading

MoVida. Spanish Culinary Adventures

MoVida. Spanish Culinary Adventures

From the author who brought us Movida’s Guide to Barcelona and Movida Rústica comes Movida. Spanish Culinary Adventures, a nearly 400-page book about Spanish home-style cuisine. This Spanish-born, Australia-raised chef hasn’t forgotten the wonders of his grandmother and aunts’ kitchens in Spain and the classic flavors and recipes that they created. This book pays homage … Continue reading

What a little garlic can do…

What a little garlic can do…

It would be hard to imagine a world without garlic. This bulbous plant is a chef’s best friend, elevating even the simplest of dishes to the next level in terms of aromas and flavors. Sure, you can (and should!) add garlic to the most complex of stews, stocks, sauces and more, but garlic really shines … Continue reading

Spanish Fine Fish Preserves Are Interactive!!

Spanish Fine Fish Preserves Are Interactive!!

In addition to its wonderful feature articles, the latest news on Spanish gastronomy, Spanish product and recipe information, glossaries, history lessons, videos and much more, Foods and Wines from Spain holds a plethora of other surprises for users. Among them are the interactive mini sites-within-a-site, that bring people up close and personal with different topics … Continue reading

For the love of Spanish croquetas!

For the love of Spanish croquetas!

Croquetas. You can find them anywhere in Spain – from the most humble or traditional bars and restaurants to the highest ranked temples of modern cuisine. These classic Spanish tapas also often set the bar by which home chefs are measured, grandmother´s recipes are compared and restaurants rise and fall. Although the most classic croquetas … Continue reading

ICEX Chefs’ Competition!

ICEX Chefs’ Competition!

It is finally here! The current edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy is coming to a close this afternoon, with the celebration of the International Tapas Competition in Valladolid. For this competition, the culmination of this five-month training program, each of the twelve international chefs will present his or her own original … 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

Foods Pairs Wines

Foods Pairs Wines

Foods and Wines from Spain is, as you know, an excellent resource for a huge range of information about…you guessed it… foods and wines from Spain. From chef profiles, to trade guidelines, restaurant and store listings (both in Spain and abroad), product information and features, videos, book reviews, information on food and wine regions, news … Continue reading

We “Heart” Summer Salads!

We “Heart” Summer Salads!

There is no end to the list of possibilities when it comes to cooking with delicious Spanish lettuce. But while some greens are delicious when served warm or even hot (just recently I was treated to a delicious tapa of braised endives at a Madrid restaurant), during the summer months the most appealing recipes are … Continue reading

Fruity Desserts

Fruity Desserts

Summer desserts are never better than when they’re made with delicious Spanish fruit. Baked, broiled, sauteed, turned into ice cream, pie or cake… here are a few ideas to add a little sweetness to your life in the form of these delicious and very distinct fruit-based desserts: Baked Canary Islands Bananas – rum, oranges and … 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

Chef Alberto Herráiz on Paella

Chef Alberto Herráiz on Paella

Summer invariably leads to thoughts of the beach, which inevitably remind me of a vegetable paella that I ate on a beach in Denia, Alicante, several years ago. There have been many paellas in my life, and I am fortunate to say that many of them have been both memorable and excellent, but nothing has … Continue reading