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Valladolid, Tapas Capital!

Valladolid, Tapas Capital!

Every November on Foods and Wines from Spain talk turns to the International Tapas Competition in Valladolid, an event at which the current participants in the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy compete for the title of “Best Tapa”. This international event is followed by the annual National Pinchos and Tapas Competition, a two-day fete … 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

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

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

Tapas Competition Winner!

Tapas Competition Winner!

The winners of Monday’s International Tapas Competition was announced on Wednesday during the award’s ceremony for the National Pinchos and Tapas Competition in Valladolid. The first, second and third place winners were selected from the nine participants in the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy, for whom this competition marked the end of their time … Continue reading

International Tapas Competition Yesterday!

International Tapas Competition Yesterday!

The nine participants in this year’s ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy competed yesterday in the International Tapas Competition in Valladolid. During this exciting event, which took place yesterday afternoon in this city’s Plaza del Milenio, each of these young, international chefs presented his or her own unique tapa or pincho. These tapas were judged … Continue reading

Bon Voyage, Chefs!

Bon Voyage, Chefs!

Today marks another transition point for the young international chefs participating in the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy. Having finished the thirteen-week internship portion of this prestigious scholarship program (carried out in the kitchens of some of this country’s very best restaurants), these chefs are setting out on a two-week journey around Spain to … Continue reading

Video: Our chefs explain the Training Program

Video: Our chefs explain the Training Program

We talk a lot here about the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy, an annual initiative that brings together ten international chefs in a culinary ambassadorship program. These young, international chefs first spend six weeks in and around Valladolid (Castile-Leon), learning about Spanish language, culture and gastronomy at the hand of program collaborator the International … 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