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Salchichon, Lomo, Chorizo and Fuet: What's the difference?

Salchichon, Lomo, Chorizo and Fuet: What's the difference?

Some of the best, most popular of typical Spanish food around the world and in Spain are the "embutidos" or sausages. There are many...

8 Essential Spanish Ingredients for any Kitchen

8 Essential Spanish Ingredients for any Kitchen

Fresh, colourful, delicious and healthy, Spanish cuisine has a lot in its corner. However, you do not have to live in Spain to create authentic Spa...

Percebes: The Hidden Gem of the Sea

Percebes: The Hidden Gem of the Sea

Galician cuisine offers a mouth-watering selection of fresh fish and seafood specialties renowned in Spain and around the rest of the world. Perceb...

Our Top 10 Favourite (and Easy!) Tapas Dishes

Our Top 10 Favourite (and Easy!) Tapas Dishes

In Spanish cuisine, tapas refers to a variety of appetizers or snacks. Originally, a tapa was served as a lid or covering (literally balancing on t...

Gazpacho: The Taste of Spain in Summer

Gazpacho: The Taste of Spain in Summer

Gazpacho is a highly popular Spanish soup, served cold and typically eaten during the summer months. The exact origin of the name gazpacho is mired...

The Great Spanish Bocadillo

The Great Spanish Bocadillo

 A bocadillo is a simple Spanish sandwich that consists of a loaf of crusty bread (baguettes) cut in half, coated with olive oil, then layered with...

Tips to Make the Perfect Paella!

Tips to Make the Perfect Paella!

Originating in Valencia, in the east coast region of Spain, paella is the quintessential Spanish dish. Think an array of colors much like the Spani...

White Spots in your Ham? Don’t Worry They’re Crystals

White Spots in your Ham? Don’t Worry They’re Crystals

Have you ever noticed white spots on the surface of your Spanish ham? Like many Spanish Ham lovers, you are probably wondering what this is?  Is so...

Handling Jamón and and other cured meats; Q & A Guide

Handling Jamón and and other cured meats; Q & A Guide

Handling Jamón and and other cured meats; Q & A Guide Do you have questions about storage, refrigeration or how long your Jamón or Chorizo wi...

Love Seafood? You must give conservas a try!

Love Seafood? You must give conservas a try!

Typically, scallops, mussels, razor clams and fish invoke images of seafood, fresh from the sea. But what if there is another delicious way to eat ...

Know your Jamon: What's the difference between Iberico and Serrano?

Know your Jamon: What's the difference between Iberico and Serrano?

Think tapas, croquettes or even bocadillos; all these dishes have one common ingredient. Yes, you guessed it. Spanish ham. For decades, jamon has b...

How to have a tapas night at home

How to have a tapas night at home

Are you tired of eating the same thing over and over?  Do you miss that little restaurant that caters to everything from your taste buds to your n...