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April 20, 2024

By Javier Orona, Navy Chaplain Corps

In life's currents, some people flow with such purpose that their legacy acts as a North Star for future generations to follow.

Among those individuals is Retired Navy Chaplain Donald Harris, a man whose journey from Naval Chaplaincy to cultural entrepreneurship demonstrated resilience and the strength of a human’s spirit. Harris passed away...

See How Jamón Gets Made in the Heartland of Spanish Pork

Washington Post

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April 16, 2024

In Jabugo, travelers can visit Ibérico pigs in the pasture and learn how to carve some of the world’s finest cured ham

By David Farley

ARACENA, Spain — “How do you like the ham?” asked Manolo Romero de la Ossa, the owner of Casas, a popular restaurant here in Andalusia.

All week long around the village of Jabugo, my wife and I had been eating

No Ortolans Were Hurt During the Making of This Film

New York Times

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December 12, 2023

‘The Taste of Things’ with Juliette Binoche, a nonalcoholic sparkler in a magnum, holiday stollens and more food news.

Florence Fabricant

Pop a Spanish Tortilla in the Microwave

They’ve shrunk the Spanish tortilla. The thick frittata of potatoes and onions, a tapas bar staple typically made for multiple servings now comes in minis from Peregrino by La Tienda,...

The Best Wine Gifts of 2024, According to Editors and Wine Experts

Food & Wine

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December 8, 2023

These are our favorite toys, bottles, and gadgets for any wine lover.

By Laura Denby

Wine lovers are notoriously hard to shop for, as most have strong opinions about everything from regions to vintages to varietals. Finding an impressive yet useful wine gift can be challenging, but it's certainly not...

A Taste of Spain

William & Mary Alumni Magazine

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October 16, 2023

A TASTE OF SPAIN

Alumni-owned La Tienda brings Spanish flavors and culture to customers throughout the U.S. and Canada

By Tina Eshleman
Photos By Alfred Herczeg P ’23

Inside an unobtrusive...

Traveling the Way

William & Mary Alumni Magazine

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July 7, 2023

Harris family establishes a study abroad scholarship to encourage William & Mary students to explore Spain’s Camino de Santiago

By Tina Eshleman

Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain is a meaningful way to prepare a William & Mary student for life as a global citizen. Just ask Jonathan Harris ’94, who...

Your Pimentón Comes From My Quiet Corner of Spain

Saveur

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March 31, 2023

If two decades of living in Spanish paprika country have taught me anything, it’s that the spice has far more potential than most people think.

By Paul Richardson

You probably think saffron would be the most important spice in the Spanish kitchen—but you'd be wrong: it's pimentón, smoked Spanish paprika.  

Pimentón is close to...

The 2022 Gift Guide

Food & Wine

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December 1, 2022

For the bar, pantry, kitchen, and home— everything you need for expert gifting
By Lucy Simon

LA TIENDA GLASS PORRÓN

2015 F&W Best New Chef Jonathan Brooks suggests bringing a porrón as a gift for hosts. Traditionally used as a decanter for Spanish wines, the porrón aerates wine as it pours through its narrow spout. Decant wine with it, or channel the festive atmosphere of...

Your Ultimate Guide to Snack Boards, From Charcuterie to Vegan

The Wall Street Journal

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March 5, 2022

For the host without the time or inclination to cook for a crowd, assembling a lavish snack spread is easier now than ever. Here’s a deep dive into the art of the snack, with pro tips for building a beautiful, gourmet board
Kathleen Squires

OF ALL THE pandemic food fads—from beans to bread baking—nothing laid bare our collective psyche quite like the charcuterie board. Social...

Ibérico Ham With Texas Twang

The New York Times

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May 10, 2021

Raised in Hill Country, the pork from Texas Iberico relies on southwest flavors, like hickory smoke and chile
Florence Fabricant

In 2014 a herd of black Spanish Ibérico pigs, the variety that forages on acorns, were brought to the United States with government approval. Some of them were sent to Trails End Ranch in Texas Hill Country. Now some of the pork can land on your table....

New Charcuterie Marries Old World Tradition with Texas

Gourmet News

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March 1, 2021

Lorrie Baumann

When Tim Harris heard that a group of Spanish businessmen were planning to export a herd of Spanish-bred pigs to the United States, his first reaction was a little outrage that the prized genetics of the swine whose meat goes into jamon Iberico were being allowed to leave Spain. Then, a few years later, when he got a call from Texas rancher Ashly Martin, who said that...

Travel Without A Passport

Wine 4 Food

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January 20, 2021

June Massell

One of the joys of travel has always been sampling foods from different cultures and trying new and unfamiliar ingredients, tastes, and sauces. For many, travel has included a culinary journey as part of the itinerary.

While the pandemic has temporarily suspended physical travel for most of us, we can still have a culinary adventure! With a little imagination...

Dinner From a Can, No Apologies

The Wall Street Journal

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December 17, 2020

Sick of cooking but craving something sensational? With these Spanish seafood conservas in the cupboard, you’re covered.
Benjamin Kemper

AN ORDINARY aperitivo hour at the no-frills tapas bar Fide in Madrid finds patrons clinking vermouths and snacking on some of the finest seafood money can buy: pearly-white razor clams, fat Galician mussels and sweet little cockles you could...

We tasted a bunch of holiday foods you can order online

Tampa Bay Times

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December 16, 2020

We ordered items from national purveyors to see which would be best on your holiday table.

By Kathy Saunders

Tapas for Two Gift Box from La Tienda, tienda.com

Jeff Jensen, public information officer for the city of Treasure Island, reviewed this box from La Tienda, an online seller of traditional Spanish food and products...

First-Class Fromage? 8 Gourmet Cheese Collections You Can Have Delivered Right to Your Door

Robb Report

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December 11, 2020

Your cheese board deserves a serious upgrade.
Megan Murphy

La Tienda, Connoisseur’s Cheese Collection. Founded in 1996, this Virginia-based retailer imports premium provisions from small and family-owned producers all across Spain. La Tienda’s Connoisseur’s Cheese Collection highlights artisan varieties from the most celebrated cheesemaking regions to delight die-hard dairy...

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Forbes

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November 23, 2020

The Best Gourmet Gifts For Foodies
Larry Olmsted

Real, Awesome Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Extra Virgin Olive Oil is arguably the most important ingredient in the gourmet foodie’s pantry, healthy, delicious and the backbone of the Mediterranean diet. Yet it can be surprisingly hard to come by. As I documented in my New York Times bestseller, Real Food, Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know...

11 Best Bacon Brands, Reviewed

The Manual

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October 24, 2020

Amanda Gabriele

There’s never been a more pressing time to indulge in comfort food. Now, we’re not here to judge, we promise. In fact, we’re here to in small ways encourage it. (We’re not saying give up on life and turn into Jabba the Hut, but indulging in things that you enjoy is important for mental health and we’re all for that.) One of the things we like to indulge in here at The...

Staying in Is a Lot Easier When Spain Does the Catering

The New York Times

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September 1, 2020

Foodies delight in Spanish wines and delicacies as online orders skyrocket.
New York Times Staff

When panicked shoppers began emptying supermarket shelves this spring, Brandon Schantz, a lawyer in Orange County, Calif., bypassed at least some of the lines. Instead, he went to The Spanish Table website and ordered a case of wine — whites mainly from Spain’s Catalonia and Basque...

The Case for Conservas: A Guide to Iberian Canned Fish and Seafood

Serious Eats

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June 30, 2020

An introduction to conservas, the canned seafood delicacies beloved by the Spanish and Portuguese alike, with suggestions for types to try and how best to serve them.
Megan Lloyd

The average American grocery store tends to be lacking in the canned seafood department. Besides shelves and shelves of tuna, one might find the odd can of clams, some salmon, some mackerel, and little...

How to have barbecue, high-end charcuterie, seafood and more shipped to your door

Los Angeles Daily News

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June 29, 2020

David Cohen

For all things Spanish, La Tienda is tough to beat. Shop here for black squid ink, Spanish sardines in olive oil, Padrón peppers, Jamon Iberico de Bellota, roasted piquillo peppers, Manchego cheese, paella ingredients and pans and more.

15 Chefs Share Their Favorite Ways to Use Canned Seafood

Food & Wine

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May 28, 2020

We love tuna, but also canned salmon and sardines, saucy mussels, and squid in ink
Regan Stephens

When Greg Vernick was planning to open Vernick Fish in Philadelphia last August, he knew tinned fish would make an appearance on the menu. The James Beard Award-winning chef had been a fan since a 2009 trip to Barcelona, where he dined at chef Albert Adría’s now-shuttered tapas bar,...

Where To Buy Tinned and Cured Fish Online

Bon Appétit

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May 21, 2020

If you think you hate canned tuna, you haven’t had the right canned tuna.
Mackenzie Chung Fegan

It’s no secret that we love tinned fish here at Bon Appétit. Writing an 800-word love poem to your favorite smoked trout, canned tuna, or luxury anchovies is a rite of passage for our editors, a ritual that concludes with Test Kitchen manager Gaby Melian bestowing a key to the secret...

The 14 Best Meat Delivery Services—Because Your Grill Is Still Open

Esquire

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May 19, 2020

It's the summer of American Wagyu ribeye over the fire and premium spiced salami on a charcuterie board.
Sarah Rense

A couple years back, we declared that befriending a butcher was the power move of the summer. Always sound advice. The thing is, building an interpersonal relationship with a stranger right now is about as advised as flying on an airplane without a mask and a gallon...

8 Outstanding Cheese Shops That Will Deliver to Your Door

Robb Report

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May 5, 2020

Whether for a gift or for yourself, these purveyors have the perfect fromage for you
Megan Murphy

La Tienda
Since 1996, this Virginia-based retailer has been importing premium products from small and family-owned producers all across Spain. La Tienda’s collection of authentic Spanish provisions covers all bases, including an especially robust selection of cheeses—from...

Beyond Tuna Salad, Canned Fish Is a Dinnertime Savior

Food & Wine

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April 28, 2020

Cooking with canned seafood isn't a compromise—it's a shortcut to flavor
Antara Sinha

When pickings at the fishmonger are looking sparse, you’re looking for a more sustainable seafood alternative, or you’re leaning on your pantry staples and canned goods a little heavier these days, canned seafood can be a tasty, simple, and flavor-packed ingredient to turn to. From subtly dialing...

The 17 Absolute Best, Wirecutter-Approved Mother’s Day Gifts Under $35

The New York Times

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April 17, 2020

Dorie Chevlen

If money were no object, I’m sure most of us would choose to buy our mothers castles, islands, or their dream homes. But, of course, money is an object, and a lot of us are in the position of having, well, not so much of it. But fret not, oh cash-strapped progeny! You can still show the mom in your life that you care, without breaking the bank. Below, we’ve rounded up our...

A critic’s favorite hack for a quick meal at home

Los Angeles Times

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April 4, 2020

About tinned seafood
Bill Addison

Late last week, when I needed a fast lunch, I remembered I had a tin of mussels in pickled sauce on hand.

I’d picked them up while buying wine at Tilda, the new Echo Park bar that has shifted to retail during the shutdown. (My visit became part of a story published this week on how Los Angeles wine bars have pivoted and innovated.)...

Can I Make My Home Cozier While in Isolation?

New York Magazine

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March 25, 2020

Chris Black

I live alone, and am looking for things to make the apartment I now spend all of my time in a little cozier. What would you suggest? Being trapped at home is brutal. Coziness can be achieved, and hopefully, help battle boredom.

Finally, complement your bean with an ice cold refreshing glass of Vichy Catalan Sparkling Water. The hard-to-find sparkling mineral...

12 Mail-Order Food Sites That'll Help You Pack Your Kitchen With Interesting Ingredients

Esquire

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March 20, 2020

You'll elevate your cooking and support smaller businesses in the process
Jeff Gordinier

Is it getting monotonous yet?

The coronavirus pandemic, by forcing many of us into cocoon mode, is already making avid home cooks out of people who had never before attempted to boil water or toast bread. Recipes abound, and famous chefs like Massimo Bottura are offering...

How to Get Started with Clay Pot Cooking

Food & Wine

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February 21, 2020

The first step to cooking in a ddukbaegi, tagine, or cazuela? Finding the right vessel and learning how to use it best.
Mary-Frances Heck and Paige Grandjean 

Clay pots are beloved around the world for their ability to cook especially delicious food, concentrating flavors and retaining heat with ease. From the Moroccan tagine to the Japanese donabe, these vessels aren't just...

You Should Be Eating More Canned Fish

Heated

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February 7, 2020

Think of it as oceanic charcuterie
David Neimanis

Whenever I bring up my love of canned fish, my friends and colleagues morph into picky children.

Canned seafood has a bad reputation in the United States, and it’s not just anecdotal: On an annual basis, the average American consumes about 3.5 pounds of canned seafood, a number that’s been steadily falling over the...

The Healthyish Guide to Eating for the Planet...Without Stressing Out

Bon Appétit

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January 30, 2020

Do what you can, but don't forget to eat.
The Healthyish Team

Go Wild With Bivalves
Seafood can be a more climate-friendly choice than meat, but knowing what to buy can feel like a paralyzing exercise. What’s a fish lover to do? One choice you can always feel good about: Eating more bivalves like mussels and clams (not to be confused with crustaceans like shrimp and...

The Best Bacon Known to Man: 11 Tastiest Craft Brands

The Manual

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January 15, 2020

Amanda Gabriele

Whether you eat it as a side for breakfast, pile it high on a BLT, mix it into a fat-washed cocktail or, hell, just eat it for eating’s sake (or because you’re at a buffet and there is pretty much an unlimited amount), bacon is one of life’s greatest pleasures (as evident by its prominent role in The Manual podcast and in our lives in general).

That mixture...

8 recipes for Spanish pinchos that make the perfect casual party

The Dallas Morning News

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December 24, 2019

The new chef at Sketches of Spain in Oak Cliff shares tips for easy make-ahead bites.
Tina Danze

Remember when tapas first swept the country? Now Basque bites known as pinchos are trending, from Atlanta to Seattle. With Sketches of Spain opening soon in Oak Cliff, Dallas gets its first spot for eating these famous appetizers from Northern Spain. The make-ahead bites ? ranging from...

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The New York Times

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November 29, 2019

Make Your Own Paella
Shivani Vora

Nothing says a party like a big dish of paella, and this kit has all the ingredients needed to make the Spanish staple including rice, handpicked saffron, smoked paprika, roasted Piquillo peppers and a traditional steel pan.

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30 Gifts for People Who Love Food, Picked By People Who Love Food

Bon Appétit

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November 20, 2019

Oh, and did we mention they’re all $100 and under?
The Bob Appétit Staff

For the person with a favorite type of olive, thanks for asking - You can ever have too many little bowls, and these terra cotta cazuelas are the perfect thing for laying out marinated olives, dips, and other snacky things. You’ll find them all over Spain, holding everything from Marcona almonds to piping hot...

A Holiday Offering for the Host with the Most

Daily Press

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November 11, 2019

What can you give to the guru of festive gathering?
Judy Cowling

Can't afford the gift of gold? Then how about a bottle of precious Princesa de Minaya Saffron, D.O. La Mancha for $17.95, or Rabitos Royale Dark Chocolate Fig Bonbons, 16 pieces for $26.95. Uncommon treasures are east to find here.

5 Edible Imports Still Worth the Cost—Even With the New Tariffs

The Wall Street Journal

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October 21, 2019

Wall Street Journal Staff

We asked specialty food purveyors around the U.S. to name the European products they flatly refuse to live without.

1. Cravero Parmigiano Reggiano Riserva “There is NOT a substitute for this aged cow’s milk cheese from Italy.” —Valerie Gurdal, co-owner, Formaggio Kitchen, Cambridge, Mass., and Formaggio Kitchen South End, Boston ($34 for a pound,...

Casualties of US-EU aircraft trade dispute: Tariffs on cheese, wine, scotch

Washington Examiner

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October 10, 2019

Melissa Quinn

For Justin Drury, there is nothing that compares to Dutch-made cheese.

It's not as if he has a golden tongue but more that in the Netherlands, people have been making cheese for 1,600 years. It's the history and the climate, the grass the cows eat, and the breed of the animal. Drury, whose mother is Dutch-born, said that combination makes it taste different...

Get Cooking: Catching up on culinary queries

The Denver Post

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October 2, 2019

Readers offer their suggestions, questions, corrections
Bill St. John

• Yes, it is often difficult to know the personality of the extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) inside the bottle and behind the label. Until all EVOO producers add tastings notes to their labels, you’ll need to educate yourself. Sometimes a welcoming retailer will provide help, but that skill is rare. I’d encourage...

The Secret to Stovetop Paella: Go Small

Serious Eats

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September 24, 2019

Daniel Gritzer

Traditional paella is cooked in a huge pan over a massive fire. The even heat provided by that fire helps to offset the steel pan's inherently poor conduction. When cooking paella on the stovetop, however, your heat source is limited to your burner size. The first step: Give up on paella for a crowd and make small batches for fewer people instead.

The most...

Stovetop Paella Mixta for Four With Pork, Chicken, and Shrimp Recipe

Serious Eats

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September 24, 2019

Daniel Gritzer

Paella is traditionally cooked in massive pans over live fires. When you try to make it indoors on the stovetop, some adjustments are necessary. In particular, you need to limit the pan size relative to the burner to avoid extreme hot spots and uneven cooking. This recipe accounts for that.

15 Gifts for the Wine Lover in Your Life

Afar

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September 20, 2019

From must-have wine accessories to over-the-top experiences, wine lovers will love these gifts.
Lyndsey Matthews

La Tienda Porrón Wine Pitcher - Every wine lover should have one of these wine pitchers from Spain. For tamer dinner parties, you can use it as a decanter. But if you want to kick it up a notch, use it like the Spanish traditionally do and pour wine from its spout...

Grilled Paella Mixta (Mixed Paella With Chicken and Seafood) Recipe

Serious Eats

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July 25, 2019

Daniel Gritzer

This famed seafood-and-meat paella may not be traditional, but it's a favorite of diners all over the world for good reason. The grill makes it possible to cook a one big enough for a crowd at home.

Paella mixta, which combines seafood and meat, is, as any Spaniard will tell you, not a traditional type of paella. But it is enjoyed throughout the world, and...

Fire Up the Grill for a Backyard Paella Party

Serious Eats

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July 25, 2019

Daniel Gritzer

One of Spain's most iconic dishes, a large paella for a crowd can be difficult to make at home. The solution is to cook it on the grill instead. Here's how to do it right.

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Grilled Chicken and Pork Paella Recipe

Serious Eats

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July 25, 2019

Daniel Gritzer

Classic Spanish paella is cooked in huge pans over a live wood fire. This chicken-and-pork version mimics that process on a backyard grill, perfect for a festive party or cookout.

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Romesco Sauce Recipe

Serious Eats

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June 13, 2019

Daniel Gritzer

This nutty and fruity Spanish sauce is best when you make it your own. You can serve your romesco sauce a million different ways: with roasted meats or grilled fish, with cooked or raw vegetables, on sandwiches, in soups, you name it.

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How to Make Romesco Sauce the Catalonian Way

Serious Eats

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June 13, 2019

Daniel Gritzer

Romesco is a bold Spanish sauce that's delicious and incredibly versatile, as good on roasted meats as it is on raw vegetables. Here's how to get closer to the original flavor of the sauce than many English-language recipes will allow.

Most people who know romesco know that it contains pepper, but many mistakenly think that pepper is a roasted red bell...

A Tiny Factory in Southern Spain Fries Potato Chips in Award-Winning Olive Oil for Chef Jose Andrés

The Boston Globe

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June 10, 2019

Sheryl Julian

PRIEGO DE CORDOBA, Spain — If you’re under the impression that a potato chip is a common snack that is crisp and delicious, no matter what brand you buy, then you haven’t tasted chips from San Nicasio, a tiny factory in this Andalucian mountain town in the south of Spain.

These are hand-crafted chips, fried in the extra-virgin olive oil of the region. They...

Beyond the BBQ

Elle Decor

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April 1, 2019

The lastest gear to take your Al Fresco meals to the next level
Elle Decor Staff

XL Paella Burner - Paella equals a one-dish party. This propane-fueled grill is made in Spain.

Morsels: Lured In

Eating Well

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April 1, 2019

Exotic, tasty, nutritious - tinned seafood is seriously celebrated around here. Below, some reasons to crave this special assortment.
Lucy N. Casale

What Is a Paella Pan? (And Do I Really Need One?)

Martha Stewart

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March 29, 2019

This wide, shallow pan does make for the best paella but there are alternatives
Jennifer Anderson

Chances are you've seen a paella pan-the wide, shallow cooking vessel used to make the Spanish rice-and-meat (or seafood) dish of the same name. But have you ever cooked paella in one? If you're thinking of taking the plunge and getting a paella pan of your own, here's what's you need...

What Makes This Soup So Good?

The Wall Street Journal

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March 19, 2019

Smoky Spanish sausage lends rich flavor to the broth—and a vital link to tradition in a West Virginia community. These recipes make the most of ingredients that have sustained generations in the Mountain State
Mike Costello

THIS IS JUST LIKE religion to me. That’s how I think about it,” Jim Golden said, sitting on his tin-roofed porch overlooking the Buckhannon River in...

4 Of The Best Places To Buy Meat Online in America

Mantry

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March 17, 2019

From online butcher shops to Spanish ham hawkers, here are four places to get the good stuff delivered.
Mantry Staff

La Tienda -

With over 800 items, ranging from jamon to chorizo, La Tienda is a Spanish food lover’s haven. The Spanish Ham sections will have you drooling.

Andy Baraghani Is Living For Masks and Mortars Right Now

Bon Appétit

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January 9, 2019

We’re very on board with our senior food editor’s current obsessions.
Andy Baraghani

It’s the post-holidays part of winter—that time of the year when it’s less about going out and more about staying in. The things I have on rotation right now are all about bringing me comfort, whether it’s my current favorite record for afternoons on the couch, a face mask to restore my skin from...

Stockings Are Meant to Be Stuffed with Tinned Fish

Bon Appétit

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December 11, 2018

Portuguese sardines in olive oil with piquillo peppers? Oh Santa, you shouldn’t have!
Alex Beggs

Excuse me, is that a candy cane? No, no, no. That will not do. Some of us need stocking stuffers that appeal to flavors we actually love and crave: sardines, smoked oysters, the salty sea air. Just imagine waking up on Christmas morning to a stocking so heavy with aluminum tins that...

A Holiday Gift Guide for Food Lovers

The Epoch Times

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December 6, 2018

Crystal Shi

Rabitos Royale bonbons are made from dried Spanish figs stuffed with ganache and dipped in chocolate. The Trio gift collection comes with three versions: a dark chocolate shell and brandy ganache filling; a milk chocolate shell and salted caramel ganache filling; and a white chocolate shell and strawberry ganache filling. $21.95 for nine pieces (three of each flavor),...

The Food & Wine Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Food & Wine

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November 20, 2018

Season’s Eatings: What six chefs are sending their family and friends this year.
Melanie Hansche and Nina Friend

La Tienda Tapas Party Gift Box -
Make like chef Josiah Citrin (Melisse and Charcoal, Los Angeles) and head to La Tienda for all kinds of edible Spanish gifts. “You can get sampler packages of jamón, Spanish cheeses, olive oils, wines—anything and everything for...

Stems & Skins shares tips for how to celebrate the holidays ... with tinned seafood

Charleston City Paper

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November 15, 2018

Not your average chicken of the sea
Mary Scott Hardaway

The Stems & Skins crew wants you to forgo the pigs in a blanket and sad artichoke dip this year.

If you've stopped by Stems and Skins in Park Circle, you know that they know how to elevate seafood from a can into a light, satisfying, and unique bite. But if you thought that that kind of experience was limited to...

This Winter, Throw the Kind of Party Your Friends Would Hate to Miss

Esquire

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November 10, 2018

Presenting Esquire Entertains: Our guide to going all out for your next big party, with cool decor, good eats, and sage advice to make it an unforgettable night.
Esquire Editors

Parties are a lot like the coming apocalypse: Your chances of surviving depend on what you’ve got stocked in the bunker. The finest blowouts happen on the fly, when friends wander in and genial minutes...

The 14 Best Specialty Food Stores to Buy From in 2018

The Spruce Eats

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November 8, 2018

Get gourmet food delivered right to your door
Brett Moore

Spanish cuisine is very hot right now and for good reason - it's delicious! La Tienda, a family-owned business in Virginia, carries hundreds of fine foods from artisanal and small family firms in Spain. Ibérico Ham, Serrano Ham, Chorizo & sausages, Olive Oils, Artisan Spanish cheeses, Chocolates & other sweets, Seafood,...

Morsels in the Kitchen

Eating Well

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November 1, 2018

The Nice List
Lucy M. Casale

Pop this lid for an instant cocktail party bite: Octopus in Olive Oil by Ramón Peña TIENDA.COM...

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

The New York Times

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November 1, 2018

Shivani Vora

Practical or luxe, quirky or classic, these gifts will send just the right message to the people you are oh-so grateful for this year. Sort by interest or price, or browse until you've checked everyone off your list (and maybe discovered a few gifts for you, too!).

Olive Oil Taster
$15
I cannot travel without this T.S.A.-friendly extra-virgin...

4 Awesome Sources for Mail-Order Meat

Mantry

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November 1, 2018

From online butcher shops to Spanish ham hawkers, here are four places to get the good stuff delivered
Mantry Staff

3. La Tienda
With over 800 items, ranging from jamon to chorizo, La Tienda is a Spanish food lover’s haven. The Spanish Ham sections will have you drooling.

How to Buy Jamón Ibérico: What to Look for and Where to Get It

Food & Wine

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August 15, 2018

This Spanish ham is some of the best that money can buy.
Jackie Bryant

To the untrained eye and palate, a ham is just a ham—usually, one entire pig leg or shoulder, sliced into short, rectangular, paper-thin sheets. But with so many types of ham on the market, it can be difficult to know which is the best and why. When it comes to Spanish ham, knowledge is power. 

So if...

Father's Day Gifts For Dads Who Love To Cook

Forbes

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July 14, 2018

Melissa Kravitz

Sick of Father's Day gift lists that assume dad only knows how to grill? For kitchen-proficient dads, skip or supplement the go-to grill-related gift and treat him to something he can use in the kitchen for many months to come. Here are a few last-minute ideas (all available ASAP online!) to stock dad's pantry in a snazzy way and encourage his kitchen hobby, which,...

What is Chorizo? 10 Things You Need to Know About The Spicy Sausage

epicurious.com

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July 12, 2018

Here's your guide to navigating the types of chorizo, learning how to cook with it, and enjoying spicy and delicious sausage.
Kristi Kellogg & Kerry Acker

What is chorizo? It's sausage. And it's delicious. Just about everyone loves chorizo (right?), but navigating the different types of chorizo, and figuring out how and when to use which types of chorizo, is a whole 'nother story....

A Southwestern Burger Bar

Food Network Magazine

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July 1, 2018

Break Out the Chiles and Limes and Give Your Next Cookout a Twist.
Food Network Magazine Staff

The Goods: Terra Cotta Cazuela, $18; tienda.com

Things We Like

Wine Spectator

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June 15, 2018

Oil Around the World
Owen Dugan

Ego Sum Toro de Osborne Intense
$23 for 500ml, www.tienda.com

Spain - If you've been to Spain, you'll recognize the bull on this metal bottle; it's the billboard of the Osborne wine and liquor company. Today, they've branched out into emblematic gourmet products as well, including a range of oils. Two of the oils come from a...

Eat Your Way Around the World

Good Housekeeping

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June 1, 2018

Take a Trip to Italy, Japan and 35 more with these international eats, sweets and sips. No hotel reservation needed!
Mike Garten, Rebecca Jurkevich & Cate Geiger Kalus

Shop the World: With just a few clicks, you can have everything you need to create authentic international dishes.

Spain: Discover fine products produced by family-owned businesses in Spain.

2018 FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Wine Enthusiast

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June 1, 2018

Wine Enthusiast Staff

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and every year we find ourselves scouring the shelves for the perfect gift to get dad. We’ve dug through some of our favorite wine, spirits and food gifts of the past year to put together an easy list of Father’s Day gift ideas. From whiskey barrel pens to reclaimed cork cufflinks, you’ll find the perfect present to say thank...

5 Things Rachael Ray is Loving Right Now: Floral Boots, Veggie Tartare, and More

Rachel Ray Every Day

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March 26, 2018

Put a little spring in your step with Rach's fresh new faves.
Christina Izzo

“Paul Virant is a terrific chef. His greater Chicago restaurants Vie and Vistro should definitely be on your list. Paul also has a company, Jar Sessions, which makes preserved vegetables that taste amazingly fresh, like a garden in a jar.”

"José Andrés is not only one of the most amazingly...

Gifts that will make your loved ones smile

Boston Herald

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February 8, 2018

Herald Staff

You have a little less than a week, people. But thanks to speedy shipping and nearby stores, that’s plenty of time to get your loved one something special for Valentine’s Day. Whether your S.O. craves fashion, food, baubles or bubbly, we have a few fab finds to make your shopping easier.

Iberico ham gift box

$175, cincojotas.us, latienda.com

Best Bacon Known to Man

The Manual

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January 24, 2018

Here are America’s Tastiest Artisanal Brands
Amanda Gabriele

Whether you eat a side of it for breakfast or pile it high on a BLT, bacon is one of life’s greatest pleasures (as evident by its prominent role in our podcast). That mixture of salt, fat, and crunch is downright addicting, especially if you’re biting into a piece of top-notch, quality meat. If you’re looking to buy the...

How Our Food Editors Are Ringing in the New Year

Martha Stewart Living

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December 27, 2017

So many tasty ways to welcome 2018!
Victoria Spencer

How is the team going to see out the old year and ring in the new? Why with plenty of good things to eat and drink of course!

A tapas bar is where Lindsay Strand and friends will be seeing the New Year. She studied in Barcelona, and has a soft spot for Spanish food "and its festive, communal tradition of sharing and...

14 Holiday Gifts Ideas the Latinas in Your Life Will Love

People

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December 18, 2017

The Latinas in your life will love these 14 holiday gifts.
Frances Sola-Santiago

This is the ultimate hostess gift. Treat your BFF or prima with a curated selection of José Andrés Foods essentials straight from Spain. The basket includes a bottle of Arbequina extra virgin oil, breadsticks, and a bottle of sherry vinegar.

Cooking with 'Friends'

Fox & Friends

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December 17, 2017

Campos-Duffy's Christmas Breakfast
Fox & Friends Staff

Rachel Campos-Duffy explains how she prepares some family favorites.

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Gift Guide for Mom

Fashion Week Online

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December 16, 2017

Clara Meyer

What all moms need most is to be pampered and taken care of … just the way they did for us for all those years. Here are some of our favorites for our well-deserved mothers.

Aroma's vanilla and orange flavored olive oils will be perfect for a girls' night out or when her kids come home with their new significant other and she needs a quick and elegant dipping...

33 Holiday Gifts to Give Your Bf, Bff, and Your Baby

sheknows.com

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December 11, 2017

Laurel House

Whether it’s a gift for your BF, BFF, or your Baby (no really, your child), the two keys are: Communication and Thought.

The #1 holiday gift mistake made is lack of communication.

The #2 holiday gift mistake made is lack of thought.

Communication:

How important are the holidays to your partner? How have they historically...

Your FlavorfulWorld.com 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Cometh (Part 1)

Flavorful World

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December 8, 2017

FlavorfulWorld Staff

If you’ve hung with us around holiday season at any point in the past, then you know by now that we love to share gifting ideas. Maybe this is because we know that it’s a hapless, helpless, terrible feeling to want to give someone something special for the holiday, but have no idea what that something special should be. Or maybe it’s because we just like collecting...

Dining Traveler Foodie Gift Guide

The Dining Traveler

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December 8, 2017

Dining Traveler Staff

The holidays are upon us and the shopping list is on! One thing that makes people happy is food. It doesn’t matter how many material things someone has, something that is food and drink related always makes a person smile. On that note, I created a foodie gift guide for that food lover in your life.

If you love all things Spain like I do, you will...

25 Food Gifts Under $50 That Make Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Martha Stewart Living

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December 7, 2017

Martha Stewart Living Staff

Whether you're looking for something edible, practical, or both, we've got you covered. Everything here is under $50, and most cost much less.

Fig Bonbons
Figs are infused with dark chocolate and brandy then dipped in more dark chocolate in these treats by Spanish maker Rabitos Royale. Each bonbon is individually wrapped so you can tuck...

2017 Holiday Guide: Best 15 Gifts for Wine Lovers

Parade

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December 6, 2017

Allie Albanese

The holiday season is hands down my favorite time of the year. Not only because it means I get to blast Christmas music nonstop for a whole month or overindulge in bottles of bubbly and sausage balls or adorn every visible space in my apartment with sparkly lights and glittery decorations, it means I get the license to buy as many presents as I want to! Gift giving...

The Food & Drink Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

The NYC Kitchen

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December 4, 2017

Tracey Ceurvels

Not sure what to get those friends or family members who love a great meal, appreciate a bottle of wine and prefer artisanal chocolate over store bought? I’ve been on the hunt for some swoon-worthy and fun gifts and discovered quite a few gems for you to give your favorite food lover and drink lover. While some gifts some are local to NYC most can be ordered online.

The Wine Enthusiast 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

WineEnthusiast.com

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November 29, 2017

Wine Everything
Wine Enthusiast Staff

Finding the perfect present can stump even the most thoughtful. But it’s the holidays, and your December to-do list needn’t be daunting—we’ve already done the work for you! We’ve gathered up the best picks across a range of prices and interests, so there’s the perfect gift for every personality on your “nice” list.

Be they a lover...

10 UNIQUE GIFTS FOR THE TRAVEL LOVING COOK

Curious Cuisiniere

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November 28, 2017

Curious Cuisiniere Staff

Our collection of unique cooking gifts from around the world is sure to give you the perfect gift ideas for cooks on your list who like to try new things in the kitchen!

GIFT IDEAS FOR THE TRAVEL LOVING COOK
We love giving gifts, but sometimes it can be tricky to find just the perfect one. You know. The perfect gift that’s unique, but will...

Best Chocolate Gifts for the Holidays

Food & Wine

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November 28, 2017

Our favorite gifts for all of the chocolate lovers on your list.

Rabitos Chocolate Dipped Figs
These rich and chewy chocolate-dipped figs are an F&W Test Kitchen favorite. The dried figs have an almost caramel-like bite beneath the brandy and dark chocolate ganache.

 

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2017: 60+ Gifts For Women, Men, Pets, And Even... Yourself!

yourtango.com

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November 22, 2017

Aly Walansky

Tis' the season!

Holiday gift giving season is extremely stressful. We spend so much time planning and shopping that by the time we get someone a gift, we're kind of annoyed at them for all the effort we've wasted on a gift they probably don't even want. Especially if the gift they give us is pretty lame in return.

But ultimately, holidays aren't...

The Food Lover’s Gift Guide

The Manual

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November 17, 2017

Amanda Gabriele

We all have that one person in our life—or many, if you’re lucky—who loves to eat more than anything. These people appreciate just about everything you put in front of them, whether it’s a simple roasted chicken, super fancy tasting menu, or a plate of $2 dumplings you can only find in the depths of Chinatown. We love these friends because they expose us to new cuisines...

The Ultimate Guide to the Right Hostess Gifts for Every Occasion

Readers Digest

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November 6, 2017

Aly Walansky

We know we're supposed to show our appreciation to our hosts, but it can be tricky to choose the right gifts for each situation. We got etiquette experts to explain the rules.

Consider a Spanish Pantry Basics Gift Box, a gift box filled with staple items that evoke the distinct flavors of Spain, including intensely smoked pimenton de La Vera paprika, Marcona...

The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Wine Enthusiast

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October 31, 2017

Wine Everything
Wine Enthusiast Staff

Behold! This year’s end-all list of the best-of-the-best wine gifts. From gorgeous glassware that’s guaranteed to impress, expert corkscrews and pour-saving caps to books that will help teach everything that happens from grape to glass and an innovative new way to decant a bottle instantly, these items represent the most impressive and most...

The Best Snacks Come in Cans and Jars

New York Magazine

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September 7, 2017

Ashley Mason

When you go to a wine bar and order some plates to snack on, you might not realize it, but most of those tasty snacks come in a can or jar. Those tasty, tangy piquillo peppers smeared over toast? Canned. Briny sardines covered in shaved radish? Canned, too. Whether they’re tinned or preserved in small glass jars, these shelf-stable foods bring flavor to your meals at a...

Taste, Amplified: José Andrés' Spanish Pantry Staples

Food & Wine

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September 6, 2017

Food & Wine Staff

Want to know how to cook like a chef? First you have to shop like one. José Andrés gives us his 10 essentials for your home pantry. "To me, there is nothing better than that moment when paper-thin slices of sweet, nutty Ibérico ham melt on your tongue," he told Food & Wine. 

Jamón Ibérico
“I can’t get enough jamón and I have three favorites that...

Thinking Global

US Weekly

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August 23, 2017

Ease Vacation Envy by filling your home with enviable pieces inspired by celebrities far-flung travels
Sarah Bruning

A look inside Spain’s only ham museum — a worthy temple to the country’s most delicious export

Mic

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August 8, 2017

Melissa Kravitz

“Hey, how much do you think this bone-in leg of jamón iberico costs?” I ask my girlfriend, as I sit in our living room casually paging through the newest catalogue of La Tienda, a Spanish specialty foods store that imports the premium ham from the Spanish regions of the Iberian Peninsula. This is a new game we play — jamón pricing — similar to the way couples may guess...

Inventive Chips for the Sophisticated Snacker

The New York Times

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July 25, 2017

Florence Fabricant

Keep your barbecue-flavored potato chips. A Spanish company, Torres, is far more inventive with flavors that convey an air of luxury. Iberian ham is nicely meaty, sparkling wine is alluring and a trifle sweet, black truffle is slightly funky, and caviar definitely has a fishy flavor.

You Can Get Cecina, Spain's Excellent Cured Beef, in the U.S. for the First Time

Food & Wine

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July 14, 2017

Max Bonem

Spain has made many important contributions to the culinary world: tapas, paella and, of course, jamón,—Spain’s incredible take on ham. While jamón ibérico and serrano have both taken America by storm over the past 20 years, there is another form of Spanish charcuterie, cecina, that has yet to receive the same attention. That is, until now.

For the first time ever,...

13 Treats We Can't Get Enough Of

Oprah.com

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July 13, 2017

A few yummy things we think are just great!
Oprah.com Staff

The Cure
Fermin Trio Sausages
It’s said you are what you eat, and the same goes for the free-range ibérico pigs that produce these complex (read: sublime) sausages. They’re fed natural grains and grasses—no antibiotics or soy here. This set, with mild and spicy chorizo and salchichón, is a tasty gift for your...

Spanish Jamón’s Forgotten Cousin Is (Finally) Available Stateside

Gear Patrol

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June 28, 2017

Emily Singer

Bacon aside, much of the best cured meat hails from Europe. But trade restrictions have left Americans in the dark about number of regional hidden gems, like cecina, a dry-cured smoked beef from northwest Spain that dates back to the Roman era. Spanish specialty food store La Tienda is changing that, having partnered with New Jersey-based gourmet meat company Braaitime (a...

12 Father’s Day Gift Ideas For The Foodie In Your Life

Inquisitr

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June 15, 2017

Darren Paltrowitz

Even though Father’s Day is just a few days away, not everyone has purchased their gift(s) yet. For those folks, there is still time to order something and have it in time for Sunday. Food seems to be the rare thing that one can gift yet also share, and with that in mind, here are 12 Father’s Day gift ideas for the foodie(s) most important to you:

La...

9 Mother's Day Gifts for Every Kind of Foodie Mom

Bon Appétit

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May 9, 2017

For the mom plotting her culinary pilgrimage to Spain
Ashley Mason

Mama always said it’s the thought that counts. So as you’re stressing over what to get her this Mother’s Day—especially if she didn’t pass along her Martha Stewart-like knack for homemade crafts—take a few breaths. Whether you opt for a useful new chef knife or an indulgent bagel spread for six, she’s going to love...

2017 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Theresa's Reviews

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May 7, 2017

What to Get Mom for Mother's Day
Theresa Pickett

If you’re looking for a special gift for mom this Mother’s Day, you’re in the right place! Whether you are shopping for a mom, a grandmother, or any woman in your life, the Theresa’s Reviews 2017 Mother’s Day Gift Guide offers excellent inspiration. With presents that moms can appreciate, this guide shares some of the best gifts of...

Feast or Fiesta: 5 Foods from Spain On Your Kitchen Table

Fathom

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March 23, 2017

Jeralyn Gerba

On my first day in Barcelona, a friend and I discovered a gastonomic gold mine: a small, unassuming grocer carrying super old-school Spanish products. We immediately purchased incredibly cumbersome cans of Bonilla a la Vista potato chips, which we then had to carry around in our arms for the rest of the day. (Turns out gallon-size cans of chips are hard to fit in a...

One Wine Glass to Rule Them All

The New York Times

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March 16, 2017

Eric Asimov

Tumblers can serve as informal wine glasses, and are perfectly appropriate for simple bottles in easygoing establishments. You could drink from a porrón, a traditional Spanish glass pitcher that was a modern adaptation of the leather wineskin, or bota bag, once carried by Spanish shepherds. You may even drink straight from the bottle, though I recommend reserving this...

The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift, No Matter How Long You've Been Together

People

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February 13, 2017

Sarah Ball

Whether your love is super fresh like J. Lo and Drake or if you’ve been together for years like Will and Jada, we’ve got a genius gift idea

LA TIENDA
Buy It! Tapas for Two, $59.95; tienda.com

Read full...

3 Reasons To Stay Home For Valentine’s Day & Tapas Giveaway

Theresa's Reviews

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February 11, 2017

Theresa Pickett

Whether you have been married for decades or only a few years, you should do something special for Valentine’s Day. Even a small gesture helps commemorate the love that you share. If you’re looking for an enjoyable, simple Valentine’s Day evening, look no further than your own home.

Years ago, going out to a fancy restaurant was the most special way to...

Valentine's Day Gifts for the Food Lover in Your Life

Mic

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February 9, 2017

Melissa Kravitz

"Valentine's Day is a sham created by card companies to reinforce and exploit gender stereotypes," the great Liz Lemon once declared, right before buying cookies to celebrate the coincidentally timed February 14 birthday of famed American suffragette Anna Howard Shaw.

But no matter what you're celebrating when February 14 comes around, it doesn't hurt to...

Hunting Gooseneck Barnacles on Vancouver Island

Departures

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February 3, 2017

Off the jagged coasts in British Columbia’s Clayoquot Sound, fishermen fight for the chance to harvest a prized delicacy.
Sylvie Bigar

“We got percebes!” yelled the chef. I had no idea what he meant, but I nodded. I was in Spain reporting on paella and open to anything a Spanish cook would put on my plate. But when he brought a steaming bouquet of dark tubes attached to what...

The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift, No Matter How Long You've Been Together

Essence

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February 2, 2017

Sarah Ball

Whether your love is super fresh or if you’ve been together for years, we’ve got a genius gift idea! This gallery originally appeared on people.com.

It's Fresh

It's still new, but you're really into it and want to impress. From the gift of spending time together, to a personalized pick that shows you're thinking of them, try one of these can't-miss...

20 Original Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day 2017

Downtown

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February 1, 2017


With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, most of us have not yet purchased a gift for our loved one(s).

For the sake of originality, here are 20 gift suggestions for those seeking to offer something more original than a bouquet of flowers and/or a box of chocolates:

17) Tapas For Two Gift Box by La Tienda

A picnic in not ideal this time of year...

The Truth About Jamon Iberico

Cigar Aficionado

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February 1, 2017

By Gregory Mottola

If you've been underwhelmed after trying Spain's much-hyped Jamon Iberico, there's a reason: you probably weren't tasting the best. Banned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture until a decade ago, the luxury, free-range Iberian ham with the...

How to Make the Most of Europe's Winter Truffle Season

Travel + Leisure

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January 4, 2017

Michaela Trimble

In the winter months, truffle season beckons in Europe. The mountains are cloaked in showers, soaking the grounds and nourishing grasses, trees, and truffles alike.

Jonathan Harris, truffle expert and cofounder of La Tienda, looks forward to southern Europe’s winter, when trees and truffles are well watered and healthy. During this time, the fungus is at...

Williamsburg's La Tienda hires executive chef, expands menu

Daily Press

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December 20, 2016

Jonathan Black

A specialty grocery store in Williamsburg has expanded its offerings and hired a new chef.

La Tienda recently celebrated its 20th anniversary since starting as a mail-order business in Toano. Jonathan Harris currently runs the store with his father and brother.

"My father was in the Navy so we were stationed in Rota, Spain. We fell in love with...

The Ultimate Gift Guide

Robb Report

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December 20, 2016

5 Indulgent and Delicious Holiday Gift Baskets
Michalene Busico

For the gift giver, the true beauty of a gift basket may be that there is no assembly required: An enticing selection of hard-to-find delicacies or collectible wines allows you to please the connoisseur without knowing everything about the intricacies of Spanish cuisine or French patisserie yourself. To that end, we...

Gifts for Artisanal Types

Food & Wine

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December 12, 2016


From bespoke tea blends to perfect holiday gift sets, these fantastic food gifts showcase artisanal craftsmanship.

Cult Pork
The famous jamón ibérico from Cinco Jotas now comes in a handy pre-sliced pack. Buy: $40 for 3 oz; tienda.com

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15 Gifts for the Chica With a Knack for Stylish Home Décor

Latina

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December 7, 2016

Corinne Griffith-Cole

Have a friend who just moved into a new apartment? A little sister who wants to spice up her dorm? Or maybe a mother-in-law who just can’t get enough of hosting parties?

The gifts ahead were made for a girl with a knack for stylish home décor.

Snackalicious

Everything you need to make the best treats ever.

Holiday Gifts for the Cook or Baker (Or For Your Own Kitchen)

Culturess

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December 5, 2016

Morit Chatlynne

Olive oil

Olive oil is central to Mediterranean cooking. It’s the perfect medium for light sautees, and science has documented its health benefits. Olive oil is also delicious on its own, as a salad dressing or a dip for bread. Ancient civilizations rose and fell for this golden nectar. But now, the olive oil sold in stores can be low-quality or totally...

Purple Garlic From the Heart of Spain

The New York Times

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November 28, 2016

Florence Fabricant

The city of Cuenca is the heart of central Spain’s garlic-growing region, providing an essential ingredient for dishes like gazpacho and garlic shrimp. Ajo morado, cultivated in the region, is the garlic of connoisseurs. It has plump bulbs holding clusters of purplish cloves with a distinctive flavor: less sharp, with an almost citrusy complexity. It is now being...

Gift Guide for the Chowhound

The Manual

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November 28, 2016

La Tienda Tapas for Two Gift Box

We all have that one person in our life—or many, if you’re lucky—who loves to eat more than anything. These people appreciate just about everything you put in front of them, whether it’s a simple roasted chicken, super fancy tasting menu or a plate of $2 dumplings you can only find in the depths of Chinatown. We love these friends because they expose us...

Our Favorite Things: Gifts for Everyone On Your List

Crave Local

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November 21, 2016

Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie
Crave Editorial Team

La Tienda Paella Kit for Two

As the wife of a first generation American from Spain, more than once I’ve tried my hand at making (and sometimes failing at) the perfect paella.

A brightly hued rice dish from Spain, paella has become a signature and well sought-after dish, is known around the world for its...

Gifts for the Cocktail Enthusiast

Food & Wine

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November 18, 2016

Stuffed Olives

From artisanal spirits to top-of-the-line barware, we've rounded up our favorite bartending essentials for anyone who loves a serious cocktail.

Stuffed Olives
Make over your martinis with lemon-peel-stuffed Gordal olives. Buy: $10 at tienda.com

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15 Gifts For People Obsessed With Spain

Culture Trip

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November 17, 2016

Tara Jessop

Looking for a great gift from Spain to surprise your friends and family with? Whether you’re looking for an easy stocking stuffer, or something to really impress that special someone with, we’ve compiled a list of the most original gift ideas to bring back home from the Spanish shores this holiday season.

A paella dish
One of Spain’s most iconic dishes –...

Cozy Up to October With the 15 Best New Food Products

Popsugar

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October 2, 2016

La Tienda Cazuelas
Erin Cullum

"Lately, these glazed terra cotta cazuelas ($33 for 4) have gotten a lot of play in my kitchen. Sturdy and oven-safe, they're an ideal vessel for cooking eggs in purgatory and for serving up chili." - NP

Read full...

6 Spanish Ingredients to Keep in Your Pantry

Bon Appétit

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September 20, 2016

Give us all the jamón and anchovies.
Ashley Mason

At Morcilla in Pittsburgh, our #4 Best New Restaurant in America 2016, chef Justin Severino uses ordinary Spanish pantry staples to create bold, complex flavors. Inspired to do the same at home, we talked to Severino about how to cook with his favorite ingredients and brands. Find these ingredients online or at any Spanish...

Product Review: Ibérico de Bellota Pork Sliders by Peregrino

Flavorful World

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August 31, 2016

Anthony Beal

Product Review: Ibérico de Bellota Pork Sliders by Peregrino
August 31, 2016 FlavorfulWorld 0 Comment acorn-fed, Bellota, burger, gourmet, Iberico, La Tienda, Peregrino, pork, slider, Spain, Spanish
Reviewer’s Note: A sample of the product discussed here was provided to me for reviewing purposes at no cost.

With several years of being a product...

Ibérico de Bellota Pork Sliders with Rosemary-Garlic Aioli

Grillocracy

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August 31, 2016

Clint Cantwell

I've eaten a lot of burgers during my life but the moment I put one of these Ibérico de Bellota sliders in my mouth I knew that all of those others before it were a sham.

Introduced by La Tienda, the ultimate online marketplace for Spanish foods and cookware, Ibérico de Bellota pork sliders feature ground acorn-fed Ibérico pork that has been seasoned and...

A Global Field Guide to Sausages: From Merguez to Chorizo

The Wall Street Journal

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August 26, 2016

12 Well-Traveled Sausages: The Field Notes
Matthew Kronsberg

Chorizo Criollo

Natural Habitat: Argentine Pampas

Identifying Flavors: wine, garlic

Found in the Company of: chimichurri

Spanish and Italian influences reveal themselves in this Argentine fresh chorizo flavored with garlic, wine and just a hint of paprika. Prick with a...

Ibérico de Bellota Pork Sliders

Famadillo

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August 25, 2016

Michael M.

Okay these were seriously some of the best sliders I’ve had. They are juicy and taste simply like amazing burgers. Maybe it’s the acorn fed pork? And while we’re on that subject, how exactly is that occurring? I mean my cousin had a farm and pigs eat anything. And whose job is it to feed them acorn by acorn…

Anyway, no matter, this is one of those indulgent...

What America Eats: Tailgating Time!

Parade

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August 19, 2016

Alison Ashton

As football season prepares to kick off, there’s one thing fans may be anticipating even more eagerly than the action on the gridiron: tailgating. Win or lose, they’re still guaranteed some great food and drink, says Daina Falk. She’s the author of The Hungry Fan’s Game Day Cookbook, coming out this week, just in time to help fuel all the crazy football fun, from face-...

Labor Day Weekend Recipe Round-up

Theresa's Reviews

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August 9, 2016

Pork Sliders
Theresa Pickett

If you’re traveling for Labor Day, you might have already checked out 7 Labor Day Vacation Spots You’ll Love. For everyone else, staying home can be an amazing experience too. Invite friends and family over, pull out the grill, and enjoy one last summer get together. This round-up of 5 Labor Day weekend recipes will help you enjoy your leisurely...

These Are the Juiciest Pork Sliders of All Time

The Manual

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August 1, 2016

Amanda Gabriele

When it comes to pork, it doesn’t get much better than rich, juicy Ibérico. Indigenous to Spain, Ibérico pigs wander the countryside where they graze on grass, herbs and sweet acorns. The resulting meat is almost incomparable to other pork on the market—it’s deep in color, unbelievable juicy and has a rich, sweet acorn-flavored fat. It’s our go-to Spanish ham whether...

Ibérico de Bellota Pork Slider

The National Provisioner

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July 26, 2016


LaTienda.com just introduced Ibérico de Bellota Pork Slider patties ($19.95) - Ibérico, known as the world's finest pork, can typically only be found in Spain where the indigenous Ibérico pigs wander the countryside grazing on grass and herbs, and feasting on sweet acorns. The result is a deeper color pork with acorn-flavored fat that lends an unrivaled juiciness.

Working with...

Bocadillo Sandwich Kit from La Tienda

Famadillo

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July 24, 2016


I love this idea. Basically back in Europe, this kind of sandwich is a staple. Bocadillo rolls, serrano jam and good cheese. It’s simple but oh so good!

La Tienda is capitalizing on it by making one you can have ordered and ship right to you. Your own little sandwich kit. It has the real ingredients straight from Europe so you know the quality is authentic.

That...

Ground Ibérico Pork Sliders to Sizzle at Home

The New York Times

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July 18, 2016

Florence Fabricant

Sometimes this column prompts me to discard personal shibboleths like: Never buy pre-made hamburger patties. I could not resist these simple, chubby sliders made mostly of excellent ground Ibérico pork from Spanish pigs that feast on acorns. Modest salt and generous black pepper stoke the meaty flavor. Let them sizzle on a grill, or better yet, in a heavy pan so you...

Recipe: Paella Fried Rice With Romesco and Garlic Aioli

The Wall Street Journal

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July 12, 2016

Adapted from Jason Neroni of Rose Café in Venice, Calif.
Sarah Digregorio

This clever spin on fried rice is made with squid ink, a seasoning that makes rice creamy, delicately briny-savory and jet black. You can get squid ink at many fish markets, or order it online at La Tienda. The recipe replicates the best part of paella—the bits that get crunchy and caramelized on the bottom...

T-List: Mike Isabella

Tasting Table

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July 1, 2016

Sparkle this Fourth of July with this ‘Top Chef' alum's essential entertaining gear
Mike Isabella

La Tienda Hand-Blown Sangria Pitcher

“We like to serve a lot of red and white sangria at our summertime gatherings, and this pitcher is a stylish way to do so,” Isabella shares of the elegant vessel ($35) made from recycled glass. May we also suggest this effervescent...

Grilled Padron Peppers (Pimientos de Padron)

Grillocracy

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July 1, 2016

Clint Cantwell

Recently I was introduced to a simply amazing site, La Tienda, that specializes in making the very best of Spanish cuisine readily available to US consumers. Clicking through the site, you'll find an entire section of grilling pork, tons of amazing Imberico and Serrano ham, Spanish olives, cheese, seafood, bread, and on and on and on.

One item in...

What’s So Great About Tapas? They’re Democratic

The Miami Herald

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June 21, 2016

Spain’s prized culinary ritual adapts easily to any culture
Jason Wilson

A few weeks ago, Spain announced that its Ministry of Culture will seek protective status for tapas, its prized culinary ritual. This protection would come by way of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List, which aims to safeguard “traditions or living expressions” of cultural knowledge, practices and...

How to Buy, Cook and Eat Percebes, the Crazy Looking Crustaceans Chefs Adore

Food & Wine

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April 21, 2016

Justine Sterling

Trust us, they're better than they look.

Nicknamed "gooseneck barnacles," Percebes are not the prettiest creatures. They’re tubular with dark brown skin, bright orange flesh and claw-like shells that recall tiny rhinoceros feet. They just happen to be as tasty as they are ugly—and a favorite of notable chefs like George Mendes and Ken Oringer.

In Spain and...

25 Mother's Day Gifts That'll Put Breakfast-in-Bed to Shame

Redbook

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March 29, 2016

Because flowers are so last year.?
Ava Feuer and Madison Fraser

HACK DINNER TIME PREP

When you're in a rush (or feeling lazy AF), one-pan dinners are the way to go. This paella kit covers all the bases—even the cookware— so she don't have to think twice.

Mini Paella Kit, $40; tienda.com.

10 Online Latino Food Stores You Should Check Out

Latin Post

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February 29, 2016

Czarmecin

If you want to taste different flavors of food, you do not necessarily need to travel the world to do so. If you love to explore different Latino foods, in particular, there are online Latino food stores that offer you the best taste of Spanish, Mexican and Puerto Rican cuisines.

La Tienda -- If you want to shop for Spanish food, look no further than La Tienda....

Valentine’s Day 2016: The Perfect Gift No Matter How Long You’ve Been Dating

People

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February 5, 2016

Sarah Ball & Jillian Ruffo

Whether you’ve been dating for 15 minutes or 15 years, Valentine’s Day is a tricky holiday to shop for. Luckily, we found 19 finds to dazzle your love of any length of time.

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If you're not serious enough to exchange presents, then opt for something that you both can enjoy: tapas for two! (Plus a card, per Wendy Williams'...

Catalan Comfort: How to Cook in a Cassola

Fine Cooking

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February 1, 2016

Get to know the rustic, deeply flavored stews of Catalonia.
Jeff Koehler

Nearly 20 years ago, not long after I moved to Catalonia, the region in northeastern Spain of which Barcelona is the capital, my soon-to-be mother-in-law gave me my first cassola. Also known by its Spanish name, cazuela, this shallow, round, kiln-fired terra-cotta casserole is the workhorse of the traditional...

Impress the foodies on your list with these awesome gifts

Today

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December 18, 2015

Adam Rapoport

Make your friends and family drool with the perfect gift! Adam Rapoport, editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit, shares fun gifts for the foodie in your life.

Gourmet cheese, moonshine cake: Ultimate food gifts for Christmas

Read full...

We Blog the World 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

We Blog the World

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December 15, 2015

Spanish Flare with La Tienda
Renee Blodgett

For the best of Spain, La Tienda has such a variety of items, it’s impossible not to find something you either need or is far too much fun to pass up. While you can get wine (and wine collections) on their site as well as cava, sherry, Sangria and wine accessories, we are doing a round-up of fun California wines later this month, so we...

Feasting: Gift Guide for the Chowhound

The Manual

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December 15, 2015

http://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/feasting-gift-guide-for-the-chowhound/
Amanda Gabriele

We all have that one person in our life (maybe many, if you’re lucky) who loves to eat more than anything. These people appreciate just about everything you put in front of them, whether it’s a simple roasted chicken, super fancy tasting menu or a plate of $2 dumplings you can only find...

The Munchies Holiday Gift Guide

Munchies

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December 10, 2015

Gifts for People Who Have Everything
Munchies Staff

‘Tis the season to give and get gifts. But why stick to stale candy canes stuck in a stained mug that says “World’s #2 Dad” when you could get something that, well, doesn’t suck? To wit, we here at MUNCHIES have tirelessly racked our greasy brains to compile the best food-related gifts on planet Earth, and quite possibly the...

Great Gifts Under $100

Clean Plates

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December 8, 2015

What to get the foodie who has everything

Looking for a holiday present for a food- loving friend or family member? Here are five fabulous ideas, all tasted and tested by the Clean Plates staff—and all for less than a Benjamin.

1. Ecoficus Fig Bombóns:
The family-run confectioner that makes these bite-size USDA organic treats grows diminutive calabacita figs, which...

The Holiday Edition 2015

Rose & Ivy Journal

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December 8, 2015

The Gourmand
Alison Engstrom

Artisan Aged Manchego Cheese
Available at tienda.com

Ibérico Cheese from La Mancha
Available at tienda.com

Marqués de Valdueza Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Available at tienda.com

Cepa Vieja Sherry Vinegar by Vinagres de Yema
Available at tienda.com

The Last Supper: This Feast for the Ages Features Some of the World’s Best Food and Wine

Papercity

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December 2, 2015


Darkness overtakes light, the sun giving way to the moon. Harvest time has ended, and a bounty of wonders awaits our delectation. As the year draws to a close, we turn our attention to our Final Supper, a feast for a few fortunate souls. We will gather around the table, minds and bodies eager to bid adieu to the old; we’ll converse and ponder, and we’ll usher in the new with food and drink...

Global Holiday Gift Guide

The Wall Street Journal

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December 1, 2015

Whole Bellota Love - Ibérico de Bellota Ham
F. Martin Ramin

The ham from Ibérico de Bellota—made from acorn-fattened, black-hoofed pigs of southern Spain—is one of the country's great (and wildly expensive) delicacies. Eating Ibérico de Bellota is a rare treat, and cooking with it in its uncured form is almost unheard of. That's what makes the lomo, or loin, sold by importer La...

Restaurants Open Up a Whole New Can of Seafood

The Wall Street Journal

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November 3, 2015

Where to find the best selection of conservas, the imported seafood in a tin that tapas bars and pintxo bars specialize in.
Alina Dizik

At Bar Vivant, “a proper tapas bar” in Portland, Ore., a $10 appetizer of scallops in tomato sauce is ready in 30 seconds flat.

A server opens a can behind the bar, places it on a plate and then presents it to the diner, displaying...

Oprah's Favorite Things 2015

Oprah.com

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November 1, 2015

Chips to Flip For

"I discovered these potato chips in Spain this summer. They're dangerous—super crunchy with an intense black truffle taste. Bet you can't eat just one...unless it's one entire bag! Bring them to a holiday open house for a sure hit." — Oprah

La Tienda serves up the tastes and foods of Spain in Williamsburg

Daily Press

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July 19, 2015

David Nicholson

La Tienda has built its reputation selling gourmet foods, wines and kitchen accessories imported from Spain.

Many customers order from the online website. But those living in the Greater Williamsburg area can enjoy first-hand the tastes of this Mediterranean country. Every weekend, La Tienda offers free wine tastings at its retail store and serves a variety...

Cooking with O.C. Chefs: Schooled on Tapas-style Rellenos

The Orange County Register

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July 1, 2015

Cathy Thomas

The allure of piquillo peppers is more than just their bright red color and sweet, seductive flavor. Fire-roasted, peeled, seeded and packed in jars or cans, the mild Spanish chilies are convenient ready-to-use wonders. No spicier than a bell pepper, they measure about 2-3 inches from shoulder to tip.

In tapas bars throughout Spain they are everyday fare,...

Ibérico Ham Is Slowly Making Its Way Stateside

Forbes

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April 16, 2015

Megy Karydes

It’s a beloved taste throughout Spain, yet one of the world’s finest and most expensive delicacies is not easily accessible in the United States: Iberico ham. Once prohibited from being imported into the country, 100% Iberico jamon now can be found only in select gourmet retailers and a handful of fine restaurants.

FERMIN Iberico ham first brought it to the...

Front Burner

The New York Times

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March 2, 2015

To Drizzle: The Olive Oil Is Just a Start
Florence Fabricant

The opaque blue glass bottle with a chunky wood stopper is a draw. Finish the excellent organic olive oil it contains, soak off the labels, and you have a serve-worthy vessel for more oil or your own vinaigrette. But first the oil itself: Bright chartreuse, viscous, fresh and floral with a subtle bite, it’s mostly from...

Four Wines to Try This Week

The Washington Post

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February 21, 2015

Dave McIntyre

Trossos del Priorat Lo Petit de la Casa 2011

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Priorat, Spain, $20

Priorat, near Barcelona, became fashionable for its brooding, brawny wines with high alcohol that resemble a furnace, a style I don’t particularly care for. The Lo Petit is made from this winery’s younger vines, so it emphasizes more fruit flavors than Priorat...

Pushing Tinned

The Globe and Mail Style Advisor

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September 15, 2014

Joseph Saraceno

Canned food isn’t limited to flaked white tuna and Spam.

As Chris Johns discovers on a culinary tour of northern Spain, some of that country’s best gourmet offerings are handsomely prepackaged, deeply flavourful and catching the attention of Canada’s top culinary talents. Time to indulge in some preserved cockles

On the edge of the Bay of...

6 Unexpected Pantry Staples We Can't Stop Using

Bon Appétit

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September 1, 2014

Jasmine, basmati, arborio...and bomba. You need them all.
Belle Cushing

Our nominees for America’s Best New Restaurants have us crushing on these unexpected (and newly essential) pantry staples. Here’s how we’re using them.

1. Lumaconi
Pasta “snails” that trap sauces in their hollows (try broccoli with garlic and oil).
We like: Pastificio G. Di Martino...

Culinary Cult Objects: Worth the Price?

The Wall Street Journal

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August 29, 2014

Jamón Ibérico de Bellota vs. Edwards 'Surryano' Ham
Josh Ozersky

THE "ULTIMATE" // Jamón Ibérico de Bellota: This Spanish ham is widely promoted as hog heaven, but to me its all-acorn diet gives it an aggressive nuttiness that gets in the way of the pork flavor. $950 for a 12- to 13-pound Fermín ham, tienda.com

THE CHALLENGER // Edwards "Surryano" Ham: This ham...

Picnic Prep: 10 Seafood Conservas That Travel Very Well

Grub Street

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May 1, 2014

Sierra Tishgart

Canned is all too often a dirty word here in the States, but in Spain, canned seafood is considered a delicacy. It's why the new Basque restaurant Huertas offers several conservas, tins of scallops, calms, mussels, anchovies, and sardines. In fact, canned seafood has been such a hit at one-year-old Maiden Lane that in a few weeks, the restaurant will launch an online...

Ham sandwiches: The best thing to eat in Spain

Newsday

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May 1, 2014

Erica Marcus

What was the best thing you ate in Spain?
I'm just back from a vacation that took me to Tarragona, Valencia and Barcelona in Spain and I ate very, very well -- sea bass that had been swimming in the Mediterranean hours before being grilled, true paella Valenciana cooked over a wood fire. But I think the culinary highlight was the parade of terrific ham sandwiches.

5 Things You Need To Know About Chorizo

epicurious.com

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April 23, 2014

Kerry Acker

4. In the United States, Spanish chorizo is available in two different forms: fully cooked and dry (to be sliced like salami/pepperoni), and fully cooked and soft (semicured). LaTienda.com sells both versions (in hot and mild varieties).

Read full...

Taking the Party Outside

Virginia Wine Lover

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April 22, 2014

Delicious dishes and Virginia wine make for a picnic that’s mighty fine
Patrick Evans-Hylton

. . . Another foodie find is the gourmet grocer, La Tienda, which has a dizzying array of Spanish foods, including hard-to-find hams, cheeses, spices like paprika, goods like delicate white anchovies in oil, chocolates, cooking equipment (including a paella pan for 20) and more. We...

Eight Top Tins

Saveur

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April 17, 2014

Farideh Sadeghin

Sardines come in dozens of varieties—from tiny smoked brislings to rich, fleshy pilchards. They also come boneless or whole; pickled or packed in olive oil, water, or tomato sauce. Here are some of our favorites. Swimming in fruity olive oil and lemon, 1 Matiz's tender Spanish sardines are sustainably harvested using seines off the coast of Galicia. They have a nice...

How Inaki Aizpitarte, of Le Chateaubriand, Paris, Does Lunch at Home

Bon Appétit

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April 1, 2014

Christine Muhlke

INAKI’S TAPAS PANTRY

Aizpitarte proves that the hors d’oeuvres don’t have to be complicated to be great. They just have to be really well sourced. Here, his favorite ingredients, plus our favorite versions stateside.

1. ANCHOVIES: “All the Spanish chefs use these,” Aizpitarte says of Don Bocarte’s wild-caught, hand-prepared fish. Don Bocarte...

The One-Percenter's Guide to Pork: The Best Pork, Ham, and Bacon in the World

epicurious.com

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February 18, 2014

Kerry Acker

Not all pork products are created equal. Just imagine for a moment that money was no object, that no supernal slice of lavishly marbled ham or haute hunk of succulent pork was too high-end or high-falutin' for your budget. Here, our mini guide to some of the finest, most exclusive, pork, ham, and bacon in the world.

Jamon Iberico de Bellota

The One-Percenter's Guide to Pork: The Best Pork, Ham, and Bacon in the World

epicurious.com

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February 18, 2014

Kerry Acker

Not all pork products are created equal. Just imagine for a moment that money was no object, that no supernal slice of lavishly marbled ham or haute hunk of succulent pork was too high-end or high-falutin' for your budget. Here, our mini guide to some of the finest, most exclusive, pork, ham, and bacon in the world.

Jamon Iberico de Bellota

Inside the (Very Active) Mind of Bobby Flay

Bon Appétit

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February 18, 2014

Adam Rapoport

Sizzle Like Flay

When Bobby Flay spent a day in the BA Test Kitchen, he reached again and again for the terra-cotta dishes called cazuelas (kah-SWEH-las). Why all the love? These lightweight vessels, ubiquitous in Spain, can go from oven to table, and come in a full range of sizes. (Plus, they’re inexpensive and look great!)

Flay, who favors the...

Els productes de deu empreses es podran vendre als EUA i el Canadà

El Punt Avui

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February 12, 2014

És un acord entre ACCIÓ i el portal líder en la distribució alimentària als Estats Units, Tienda.com
Imma Bosch

Els representants del portal ahir van visitar Girona

Deu empreses gastronòmiques de les comarques gironines podran promocionar i vendre els seus productes directament als Estats Units i el Canadà a través de Tienda.com, una plataforma líder en distribució de...

Empreses alimentàries gironines busquen entrar al mercat dels EUA

Diari de Girona

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February 12, 2014

Una plataforma líder en importació de productes espanyols preselecciona 10 companyies de la demarcació

GIRONA | ACN/DDG Deu empreses gastronòmiques de la demarcació de Girona podran vendre els seus productes als EUA i el Canadà a través del portal d'Internet Tienda.com. Aquest portal acumula 17 anys d'experiència en importació de productes espanyols al continent americà, amb 1,6...

Deu empreses gastronòmiques vendran productes als EUA i Canadà a través d'Internet

Aragirona.cat

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February 12, 2014

S'ha assolit un acord entre ACCIÓ i Tienda.com

Una desena d'empreses del sector de l'alimentació de les comarques gironines han estat preseleccionades per beneficiar-se de l'acord entre l'Agència per a la competitivitat de l'empresa del Departament d'Empresa i Ocupació (ACCIÓ) i Tienda.com, que permet vendre i promocionar els productes al portal web d'aquesta plataforma. Tienda.com fa...

El Govern selecciona a 30 empresas gastronómicas para que comercialicen en EE.UU. y Canadá

El Economista

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February 11, 2014


La Generalitat, a través de la agencia de apoyo a la competitividad ACC1Ó, ha seleccionado a 30 empresas gastronómicas catalanas para que participen en la campaña 'Mes de la dieta mediterrània', que consistirá en la comercialización de estos productos en Estados Unidos y Canadá el próximo septiembre.

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La directora del centro de promoción de...

El Govern selecciona 30 empreses gastronòmiques perquè comercialitzin als EUA i al Canadà

Europa Press

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February 11, 2014

Promoción International

La Generalitat, a través de l'agència de suport a la competitivitat ACC1O, ha seleccionat 30 empreses gastronòmiques catalanes perquè participin en la campanya 'Mes de la dieta mediterrània', que consistirà en la comercialització d'aquests productes als Estats Units i el Canadà el setembre vinent.

La directora del centre de promoció de negocis...

Deu firmes gastronòmiques, als EUA i Canadà a través d´Internet

Empordá

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February 11, 2014

L'acord entre ACCIÓ i Tienda.com permet als productors posar un peu al mercat americà en el marc d'una campanya en favor de la dieta mediterrània
Tania Tapia

Deu empreses gastronòmiques de la demarcació de Girona podran vendre els seus productes als EUA i el Canadà a través del portal d'Internet Tienda.com. Aquest portal acumula 17 anys d'experiència en importació de productes...

Meet Kaniwa, The New Quinoa

Epicurious

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December 28, 2013

Lauren Salkeld

Quinoa has been the hot health food for the last few years. It's so popular that even your grandmother knows how to properly pronounce its name and she's likely eating it several times a week. But there's a new seed (yes, quinoa is a seed not a grain) in town and it just may steal some of quinoa's spotlight.

Kaniwa (pronounced ka-nyi-wa) is about half the...

An expat Washington Christmas: Antelope and ptarmigan can be tough to find

The Washington Post

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December 21, 2013

Steve Hendrix

For the accompanying Christmas feast, many families order Spanish ham and bonbons from La Tienda, an online vendor based in Williamsburg, Va.

Read full...

A New Caviar Service, Fresh Oysters Delivered to Your Door, and More

The New York Times

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December 17, 2013

Florence Fabricant

To Serve: Spanish-Style Sausage Made in New York State

Alfonzo Blazques, a sausage expert from the Extremadura region of Spain, has set up shop with some partners in Gloversville, N.Y., where they are producing Spanish-style chorizo from American pork. Their chorizo has a chunky, slightly chewy texture with a full-bodied flavor that is glowing with...

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Gentleman's Gazette

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December 17, 2013

Sven Raphael Schneider

Jamón Ibérico

In the last couple of years, “foodies” have been on the rise. While we’re all aware of the American obsession with bacon, you want a more unique gift from the meat category. Consider a selection of Jamón Ibérico de Belotta. This rare Spanish cured ham is so flavorful because the pigs are on a special acorn diet which makes the meat not...

Meat in Motion: 10 Best Mail-Order Meat Companies

Gear Patrol

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December 13, 2013

Buying Guide
Henry Phillips

Best for Spanish Ham: Importing the best Spain has to offer since 1996, La Tienda is the only company you’ll need if you’re looking for a taste of the Iberian stateside. Their hallmark Jamón Ibérico is sourced from a pig that’s only found on the Iberian peninsula and is cured for four years. The result is a fantastically tender, nutty, flavorful meat...

2013 Gift Guide: Edible Gifts

Saveur

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December 12, 2013

When you're buying gifts for a food lover, you can't go wrong with, well, food. From chocolate to tea to Wagyu steak, these are our top picks for edible holiday gifts.

Cinco Jotas Hand-Sliced Ibérico Ham
Nutty and rich jamón ibérico is the best of the best; it makes a gorgeous addition to any charcuterie plate.

Hand-sliced Ibérico de Bellota shoulder, $35 for a 3-oz....

Holiday gift guide for beer lovers

boston.com

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December 12, 2013

Gary Dzen

Spanish chorizo

Pairing beer and food is a must this time of year. Pata Negra LLC, a New York company based at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, makes traditional Spanish-style cured meats. Their chorizo pairs well with German doppelbocks and Belgian dubbels; the spicy chorizo goes well with Scotch Ales. The product retails online for $14.95.

10 Ingredients That Make Great Gifts

thekitchn.com

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December 10, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide from the Kitchn

What better gift to give a cook than ingredients? And not just any ingredients, but special, indulgent, add-a-whole-new-dimension-to-your-food ingredients. Here are 10 that make stellar gifts all on their own, from luxurious white truffle butter to lavender extract and a tantalizing specialty oil made from cherry seeds.

Slide #3: Castillo...

Best Gifts Under $100

Food & Wine

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December 9, 2013

Cult Pork

Cult Pork

The famous jamón ibérico from Cinco Jotas now comes in a handy pre-sliced pack. $45 for 3 oz; tienda.com

Read full...

Holiday 2013 Gift Guide

The Atlantic

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December 4, 2013

What Atlantic writers and editors have on their wishlists
Conor Friedersdorf

Goatskin Wine Bag ($99)
Conor Friedersdorf, Staff Writer (Politics)

Per the custom of my country, I typically pour my wine from a glass bottle into a stemmed glass. I thus ignore one of the most obvious lessons contained in Ernest Hemingway's literature: that it is far more grand to...

Sparkling wines to add to your holiday table

The Washington Post

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December 3, 2013

Dave McIntyre

Mascaró Brut Nature Cava

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Penedes, Spain, $18

Cava as a category might be the best bargain bubbly available, with delicious offerings ranging from about $8. (Jaume Serra Cristalino and Segura Viudas are my favorites.) Examples costing closer to $20 often are more complex and, dare I say, more like champagne. This delicious...

The Ultimate Gift Guide For Food Lovers And Cooks

The Huffington Post

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November 20, 2013


Shopping for cooks and food fans is no easy task: They're known for collecting every cookbook, tool and hot new "it" product they desire, all on their own. So here's the secret: Give the gifts they didn't even know they wanted, special items that go beyond the everyday necessities. Whether it's a set of sparkling aqua canning jars, a stunning coffee table book of food photography, or the...

Online business helps small Williamsburg businesses thrive against bigger competition

The Virginia Gazette

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November 20, 2013

Steve Vaughn

WILLIAMSBURG — Some local businesses have found that an active social media presence makes for good business. And it's not just the big boys, like Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens, that can benefit.

. . . La Tienda, which sells exotic imported food, does most of its business online. So, it's not surprising the business puts a special emphasis on social...

Stop Buying Fruitcakes. These Culinary Experts Have the Best Foodie Gift Ideas

Conde Nast Traveler

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November 19, 2013

Kate Parham

Not sure what to get the traveling foodie on your list this year? We’ve called in chefs, artisanal shop owners, and sommeliers to help you find the ultimate gift guide for the food-lover in your life.


Chef Michael Chiarello of Bottega, Napa Valley

I’M ASKING FOR: Gins from my friends' travels for my home gin and tonic bar. Each G&T...

Holiday Gift Guide: 46 Foodie Must-Buys

ZAGAT

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November 18, 2013


With the holiday season just around the corner, you may be starting to stress about what items you're buying (and asking for) this year. Below we've selected 46 food- and drink-related gifts, in a variety of price ranges, to give you a head start. From cookbooks, to booze, kitchen tools, gift sets and more, check out our suggestions in the slide show (and we sincerely hope you trick someone...

2013 Divertida Gift Guide

Cosmopolitan For Latinas

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November 1, 2013

Niria Portella

Does mami need gold accents for her casa? Could prima use sexy scents in her room? Fun decor regalitos:

La Tienda Tapas Plates

Savory sips, tasty bites, and cool cocina finds for everyone on your list - from the foodie to abuelita - will flip for!

Sunday cena: Peregrino Palla kit and pan
Queso lover: La Tienda Cheese Board...

Iberian Ham and Artichoke Rice

Food & Wine

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October 3, 2013

Pablo Montero

This paella-like dish from Chef Pablo Montero of Refectorio at Le Domaine in Ribera del Duero is full of intensely flavorful ingredients, like Ibérico ham.


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This paella-like dish from chef Pablo Montero is full of intensely flavorful ingredients, like Ibérico ham. (You can substitute...

11 things to know before visiting Spain

CNN

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September 18, 2013

By Fiona Dunlop

World-renowned chef, best-selling author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain has returned for a second season of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown." The new season premiered with a visit to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. In the second episode, airing at 9 p.m. ET September 22, Bourdain visits Spain. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

11 things to know before visiting Spain

CNN

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September 18, 2013

By Fiona Dunlop

World-renowned chef, best-selling author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain has returned for a second season of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown." The new season premiered with a visit to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. In the second episode, airing at 9 p.m. ET September 22, Bourdain visits Spain. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Make Paella This Weekend!

Martha Stewart Blog

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August 24, 2013

Martha Stewart

Make Paella This Weekend!

In yesterday's blog, I mentioned that my guests and I feasted on an incredibly delicious paella while vacationing at Skylands, my home in Maine. I thought it would be fun to show you a step-by-step of the process. For even cooking, it's important to use a traditional paella pan, which is round and flat with shallow sides. I...

Padron Peppers: How To Play Spicy, Spanish Tapas Roulette

The Huffington Post

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August 15, 2013

By Rebecca Orchant

Looking for a quick party snack? How about a quick party trick? Just to be safe, we've got both all at once. Padron peppers, or pimientos de padrón, are a thin-skinned, Spanish pepper from Galicia. They also happen to be one of our favorite things to eat on earth, not only because they are delicious, but because they are exciting.

Padron peppers have...

Tapas Recipes: Our Favorite Spanish Small Plates

The Huffington Post

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August 14, 2013


We've often said that we never really get full, we just get tired of eating one thing. That's why we're such passionate advocates for snacking. We've done a lot of thinking about this, and we're pretty sure that no food culture understands snacking quite as expertly as the Spanish. So, Spain, thank you so much for tapas.

Tapas, Spanish small plates that are ubiquitous at bars...

Cooking Tips: These Ingredients Will Make Meals Taste Better

The Huffington Post

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August 14, 2013


Everyone is looking for the simple things they can do to make their cooking as good as it can be, us included. For the most part, the cooking tips that make the biggest difference are practice-based: confidence in the kitchen, knife skills, sense memory. But those things take time, and sometimes what we're looking for is a quick trick that will help immediately. We've got ten of them for...

10 Easy Pieces: Paella Pans

Remodelista

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August 12, 2013

Janet Hall

No traditional Spanish kitchen is complete without a paella pan, said to be one of the keys to creating Spain's beloved dish. The best paella pans are shallow (for efficient evaporation of liquids), have a broad surface (for sauteing and browning), sloped sides (to increase the surface area while still allowing enough volume to add necessary liquids), and are made of quality...

Tastes of Tradition

Distinction Magazine

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August 10, 2013

Kathy Adams

Pull off Jamestown Road in Williamsburg and you’re transported to a tiny piece of Spain in the heart of everything Colonial, a place where you can sample the best of what the country has to offer, get to know the store’s friendly staff and, if you’re lucky, meet the family behind the inviting shop and the international business behind it. You’ll be greeted by a historic,...

'There's a lot of work in making chorizo'

The Guardian

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August 2, 2013

An unusual wedding gift of a pair of pigs set Jon and Charlotte Clarkson on the road to producing high-quality pork products
Phil Daoust

We live and work high on the Yorkshire wolds, on land that Jon's family has been farming for 85 years. We've been raising rare-breed pigs here since 2005, when a neighbour who wanted to give us something unusual for our wedding treated us to a...

Spanish-Style Cod in Chorizo-Tomato Broth

Serious Eats

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July 20, 2013

Jennifer Olvera

Note: Paprika-scented Spanish chorizo is very different from the Mexican version, so they aren't interchangeable. Buy it at well-stocked grocery stores, or order it from a purveyor like La Tienda.

About the author: Jennifer Olvera is a veteran food and travel writer and author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago." Follow her on Twitter @olverajennifer.

The Sun, the Moon, the Tapas

The New York Times

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July 18, 2013

A Review of SolunTapas Bar and Restaurant, in Woodbridge
Christopher Brooks

Solun Tapas Bar and Restaurant is the sort of place that makes a great first impression. Its brick red color scheme, with splashes of mango yellow and a pair of wall panels partitioned into yellow, blue and red, presents a cheerful, festive air. Then there’s the can-do quality of the staff, from the...

Menu: A Tapas and Sangria Party

Saveur

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July 17, 2013


Menu: A Tapas and Sangria Party

A menu of Spanish small plates is ideal for hot-weather eating—these dishes pack plenty of flavor without being too filling, encouraging long summer evenings of grazing. Set out three varieties of cooling, fruity sangria for a colorful, no-fuss fête.

The Menu
Olive Oil Tortas
Lemon and Coriander Marinated Olives

Ibérico Pork, The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Of Meats

Zester Daily

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July 12, 2013

Caroline J. Beck

“Just let it melt on your tongue,” Jose Martinez-Valero instructed. “It will dissolve into pure flavor.” I placed the tiniest sliver of jamón Ibérico de bellota in my mouth and waited. The finely marbled fat melted like silk, but the finish was remarkably pure, strangely akin to a classic palate cleanser.

As I positioned myself to snare another sample in...

Summer Punch Recipe: Chicha Morada

thekitchn.com

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June 28, 2013

Emily Ho

What do you get when you combine purple corn, fruit, and spices? Chicha morada, a refreshing Peruvian punch that just might become your new summer beverage staple!

Gloriously-hued chicha morada is an Andean drink made from purple corn, or maíz morado. Maize-based beverages have existed in the region since Pre-Columbian times, and this one has a fruity, tangy,...

Wedding Gifts For Food Lovers

The Huffington Post

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June 26, 2013


It's official guys, wedding season is here. As soon as the weather gets nice again, people begin to practice their vows and order their wedding cakes. And this usually means that your summer schedule is filling up -- not with sun-filled beach vacations but with plenty of weddings to attend. This also means that you need to start thinking about wedding gifts.

Sure, you could...

Classic Barbecue Pork Ribs with Smoky Bacon Barbecue Sauce

epicurious.com

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June 15, 2013

Bruce Aidells

Makes 4 to 6 servings

active time
1 hour

total time
4 hours plus 12 to 24 hours for the ribs to sit coated in the rub

Cookbook author and meat authority Bruce Aidells created this recipe exclusively for Epicurious. Aidells' garlic and fresh herb rub and bacon-infused barbecue sauce make for ribs that burst with flavor,...

Father's Day Gift Guide

Bon Appétit

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May 21, 2013

Going Whole Ham
David Lynch, The Wine Insider

GOING WHOLE HAM (Slide #6 of 10)
Bellota Ham

"A Spanish colleague told me how his family kept a jamón ibérico on the counter at all times. This baked beauty is my start down that road."--David Lynch, the Wine Insider ($249 for 4.5 lb.; latienda.com)

LaTienda.com, primer súper online de comida española en USA

MundoSpanish.com

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May 20, 2013

En 1996, Don Harris tuvo una idea revolucionaria y montó una tienda online para llevar lo mejor de la gastronomía española a cualquier punto de Estados Unidos.

El chef José Andrés es una eminencia en Estados Unidos y, gracias a él, cada vez son más los extranjeros que incluyen productos españoles en su dieta diaria. Pero antes de que el asturiano se convirtiera en un gurú gastronómico...

LaTienda.com, primer súper online de comida española en USA

MundoSpanish.com

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May 20, 2013

En 1996, Don Harris tuvo una idea revolucionaria y montó una tienda online para llevar lo mejor de la gastronomía española a cualquier punto de Estados Unidos.

El chef José Andrés es una eminencia en Estados Unidos y, gracias a él, cada vez son más los extranjeros que incluyen productos españoles en su dieta diaria. Pero antes de que el asturiano se convirtiera en un gurú gastronómico...

Diner's Journal: Notes on Eating, Drinking and Cooking

The New York Times

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May 8, 2013

Front Burner
Florence Fabricant

To Taste: Celebrating Spring the Catalonian Way

A sign of spring in Catalonia is the calçotada, a party featuring calçots, a kind of spring onion. They are grilled until they are black and then piled on the table. It’s strictly hands-on as you peel off the charred outer layers to get to the sweet, smoky, tender young vegetable, which...

Simple Clara

The Washington Post

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May 7, 2013


This refreshing and crisp drink, reminiscent of a summer shandy, is well balanced, with a hint of acidity from the lemon soda and body from the Estrella Damm lager. It's perfect on a hot day.

This recipe calls for a porron, which is a communal glass drinking vessel native to Spain. You can order it online via www.latienda.com or buy it locally at Salt & Sundry in Union Market....

Mr. Boy (Pink Version)

The Washington Post

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May 7, 2013


Grapefruit is the dominant flavor of this aromatic drink, while the rosé gives it soft berry notes and Campari adds a slightly bitter undertone.

This recipe calls for a porron, which is a communal glass drinking vessel native to Spain. You can order it online via www.latienda.com or buy it locally at Salt & Sundry in Union Market.

4 servings

El Ruibarbo

The Washington Post

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May 7, 2013


This refreshing drink is clean and crisp -- with a kick. The allspice notes in the bitters highlight the fresh rhubarb flavor, while the brandy adds depth.

This recipe calls for a porron, which is a communal glass drinking vessel native to Spain. You can order it online via www.latienda.com or buy it locally at Salt & Sundry in Union Market.

4 servings

Catalan Spring Onion Feast

The Daily Meal

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April 24, 2013

If you don't know calçots, you don't know your onions
Colman Andrews

The calçotada is a late winter and early spring ritual in Catalonia, and especially around the town of Valls, about 10 miles north of the old Roman Iberian capital of Tarragona. A calçotada is a feast built around calçots, which in turn are green onions that are as long and fat as leeks.

To grow this...

Jamón It Up, Legitimately

The Wall Street Journal

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April 6, 2013

Now we can get Spain's most swooned-over pork stateside—and know it's the real thing
Katy McLaughlin

WHEN SPAIN'S MYTHICAL Iberian ham—aka jamón ibérico—was first imported to the U.S., in 2007, it was heralded as the best in the world. Turns out, in spite of the fanfare and sky-high prices, much of what was then labeled ibérico wasn't…entirely. Now, more and better hams are coming...

Pairings: chicken, shrimp and mussel paella with white Rioja

Los Angeles Times

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March 22, 2013

By S. Irene Virbila

I’m convinced you have to make paella a dozen or more times before you can get it right every time. I’m just about there and last week it all came together with a chicken, shrimp and mussel paella for eight.

The secret is a good stock, using La Bomba paella rice and the best saffron you can find. This time the rice was perfect — not too wet, not too...

The $1,300 Easter ham

The Wall Street Journal

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March 22, 2013

Big Spender: Meet the jamon that’s “marbled beyond all others”
Charles Passy

The pitch

Talk about splurging on an Easter feast. At La Tienda, a Virginia-based online purveyor of products from Spain, the holiday ham is taken to new heights. That’s because the retailer offers one of the widest selections of Ibérico hams — the special and superexpensive variety that is...

It’s Not About Me. Really.

The New York Times

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March 19, 2013

Picking a Flavorful Easter Ham
Julia Moskin

I do not come from ham-eating people.

Bacon, of course. Pepperoni, sure.

But the occasion for a roast ham did not arrive until last Christmas, when I volunteered to make the festive meal for friends — excellent cooks and ham lovers, all.

I roped in my mother, a veteran of beef Wellington and roast...

WHAT'S THE HEALTHIEST CHOICE IN THE CANNED TUNA AISLE?

Men's Health Magazine

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March 3, 2013


The diversity in tuna options is enough to make your head swim. There's 'chunk, solid, pouch, can... heck, even subtle details, like light versus white, can be nutritionally significant, says Brian St. Pierre, C.S.C.S., a sports nutrition consultant based in Maine. Albacore, or white tuna, delivers more than three times the omega-3s of skipjack, or light tuna. But because albacore are...

Marcona Almonds with Smoked Paprika

Bon Appétit

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February 21, 2013

Trasierra

Marcona Almonds with Smoked Paprika

If your Marcona almonds haven't already been oiled and salted, add another 1 tablespoon oil when toasting.

6-8 servings
Recipe by Trasierra in Seville, Spain
Photograph by Ditte Isager
March 2013

Ingredients
2 cups Marcona almonds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon...

LaTienda raises over $50,000 for Spanish Federation of Food Banks

The Virginia Gazette

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February 20, 2013


JAMES CITY - LaTienda.com has matched a holiday campaign fund with a $25,000 donation that will provide $50,000 to benefit the Spanish Federation of Food Banks.

A press release issued Wednesday, La Tienda credited actress and Madrid native Penelope Cruz, and Annie Sibboney, host of "From Spain With Love" with giving the campaign momentum.

“Even more than the funds...

Front Burner

The New York Times

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February 5, 2013

In a weekly column, Florence Fabricant recommends things to read, taste, covet, order, cook, give and more.
Florence Fabricant

To Consult: A Scale Measures, Then Folds Away

Weighing ingredients, instead of measuring with less accurate cups and spoons, is standard practice in the professional kitchen. American home cooks have yet to make it a habit. This sleek, compact...

Romesco Sauce

Bon Appétit

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January 18, 2013

Try this Spanish sauce, made with roasted red peppers and almonds, on turkey sandwiches.
Soa Davies

MAKES 1 1/2 CUPS

INGREDIENTS
1 large roasted red bell pepper from a jar
1 garlic clove, smashed
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 cup tomato purée
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons Sherry vinegar
1...

Paella brings family and friends together for good food and company

Daily Press

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January 13, 2013

David Nicholson

Making a paella requires a few simple ingredients — rice, broth, saffron, smoked paprika, vegetables and meat or seafood. To make a great one you need to assemble the right stuff.

For Don Harris, who founded La Tienda in Williamsburg, it's all about the rice.

"Rice for paella needs to absorb a lot of broth or the dish will be tasteless," he...

Free Range on Food: Holiday goose, prime rib, Cooking for One paella and more

The Washington Post

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December 19, 2012

Every Wednesday at noon, Food section staff members and guests answer your burning culinary questions.
Tim Carman, Joe Yonan, et al

TIM CARMAN :

Good afternoon, Rangers! It's less than a week until Christmas: Do you have your holiday menus set yet? Have you stocked the liquor cabinet to keep Uncle Ed good and primed? Are all the cookies baked and stored, ready for the...

4 Decadent Cheese Plates

Saveur

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December 17, 2012

The Classic

This selection of cheeses has it all: You've got the whole spectrum of textures, milk types, and flavors represented. Blu di Bufala (top left) is a decadent stinky cheese from an ancient recipe. A really top notch, salty hard cheese like Solo di Bruna Parmigiano Reggiano, aged for over 24 months to achieve the perfect nutty, caramelized crunch, is almost better for munching...

The Party Dish Made for a One-Pan Man

The Washington Post

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December 17, 2012

Joe Yonan

In some ways, paella has more in common with risotto than with most baked rice dishes, such as pilafs. You build flavor by sauteing garlic, onion (or, in single-serving style, shallots) and a spice such as Spanish smoked paprika in olive oil, then you coat the rice in this mixture, helping seal it so it doesn’t leak starch and get mushy. The short-grain rice slowly swells as...

José Andres's Puerto Rican version of liquid olives

The Washington Post

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December 14, 2012

Tim Carman

The reader on our Free Range chat was in need of a local shop that sells Spanish cheeses, anchovies and olives. The best person to answer this question, I thought, would probably never answer his phone. He has too many handlers just to take any reporter’s call. Sure enough, when I rang him, my attempt rolled over into his voicemail, which was full.

Several hours...

Gifts for people who like to cook, host, read, eat and drink

CNN Eatocracy

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December 13, 2012

Kat Kinsman

Raindrops, roses, whiskers, kittens - all lovely items to be sure, but perhaps not the gifts that will make the holidays glow as brightly as you'd like. Certainly not* if they're for the food lover in your life.

With that in mind, as a person who lives, breathes and, yes, eats food for a living, I'm sharing my personal list of beloved foods, drinks, gadgets,...

10 Superb Food Splurges

thekitchn.com

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December 7, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide From The Kitchn

What to get the cook who has everything? Or the cook who lives in a small space? Not another gadget to clutter up the cupboard, surely. What about something edible? Something delicious?

We've shared some edible treats in our budget-friendly roundup, but today we're hitting the splurges! Come along for some seriously spendy treats — and...

A Global Giving Tuesday: Food and Families

The Huffington Post

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November 27, 2012

Tim Harris, CEO and Co-Founder, La Tienda

The holidays are a time to celebrate with friends, family and, of course, food. The family recipes, the shared stories and the tradition of big meals around the table with those most dear to us are what make the holidays memorable.

Even as we enjoy the food we love, it's easy to forget where it came from, and the people who took...

Don Harris honored by Spanish government

Daily Press

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November 27, 2012

David Nicholson

Don Harris, founder of La Tienda in Williamsburg, was honored with the Cross of Civil Merit at a reception at the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

The honor is awarded by the King of Spain for “extraordinary services promoting the people, culture and foods of Spain here in the United States.”

La Tienda operates both a retail store and an...

A New Take on the Holiday Ham

Bon Appétit

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November 19, 2012

The BA Gift Guide (#3 of 9)

Start with a world-class cured ham, add a sharp knife for easy slicing, and pretty soon your party will rival the most popular tapas bar in Spain.
1. Get a Leg Up
Serving a whole bone-in ham may seem ambitious, but trust us: You'll be a hero to your meat-eating friends--at least 30 of them! American country ham and prosciutto are great, but...

Gourmet Gifts for Every Foodie

NBC Chicago

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November 15, 2012

Scott Ross

Everybody loves paella, nobody makes it—why? You can buy everything you need in one handy paella kit, including rice, a pan, saffron and a cookbook. And once you get comfortable making it in the oven, try making it on the grill. Gwyenth Paltrow gave a shout out to the La Tienda Deluxe Paella Kit with Paella Cookbook ($158) on her PBS show, "Spain...On the Road Again," though...

29 Gifts on Our Editors' Holiday Wish List

Daily Candy

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November 6, 2012

Churro Pastry Maker
Lauren Berger

“It’s no secret I have a thing for battered breakfast snacks,” senior editor Lauren Berger says. “Winter means cranking out crunchy cinnamon pipes to dip into rich hot chocolate.”

Available at tienda.com, $17.50.

Don Harris recibe premio por su amor a la cocina ibérica

El Tiempo Latino

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November 1, 2012


Donald B. Harris, quien junto a su familia fundó www.latienda.com en los años 90, recibió, el jueves 11 de octubre, la Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil en una ceremonia que tuvo lugar en la antigua residencia del embajador de España en la calle 16 de Washington. Esta condecoración, uno de los más altos honores que concede el país, fue entregada por el embajador de España ante la Casa...

Beyond The Paper Parasol

The Wall Street Journal

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October 27, 2012

An afterthought no longer, cocktail garnishes are bringing new dimensions to drinking
Kathleen Squires

La Tienda's best selling anchovy-stuffed olives are featured in the Wall Street Journal Off-Duty Edition as an inspired garnish for Vodka Martini, "The double-punch of brine throws the spirit's subtle sweetness and silky mouth feel into sharp relief."

CFL's Ultimate Family and Friends Holiday Gift Guide

Cosmopolitan For Latinas

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October 17, 2012

Niria Portella

Niria Portella, Senior Editor of Cosmopolitan For Latinas, shares gift guide recommendations including our delicious Discover Spain Sampler and decadent Maja Beauty Soaps.

Read full...

Schmidt from 'New Girl' on Gifts for Guys

The Daily Beast - Newsweek

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September 23, 2012

Free-Range, Acorn-Fed, Bone-in Iberico Ham

Free-Range, Acorn-Fed, Bone-in Iberico Ham
“The best thing to come out of Spain since Jesús Del Pozo.” $1,225; tienda.com

Read full...

Spain's Power Paprika

Men's Journal

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August 22, 2012

Pimentón de la Vera
Adam Baer

Paprika could be the most useless colorful spice in the pantry – that is, the traditional flavorless product we know of as the dried red-pepper powder grandma used on her bland, if ruddy, chicken. But one secret that chefs and better cooks are only still starting to divulge is that there's a power paprika that will change your cooking in unfathomably...

How to Make: Classic Paella

NBC Latino

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August 21, 2012

Betty Cortina

The arguments are often heated. Ask a group of Spaniards, large or small, what makes a classic paella and you’ll get as many impassioned answers as there are Spaniards. You’ll hear it’s not paella if it doesn’t contain seafood. Or rabbit. Or chorizo. Or lima beans. That it’s not paella if it’s not cooked over an opened flame. Or in a paella pan. Some insist that unless...

La Tienda, a Family of Passion and Foods from Spain

Foods from Spain

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August 1, 2012

A myriad of Spanish foods on the web
Rosa María González Lamas/©ICEX

In 1996, Bill Clinton was re-elected President of the United States and José María Aznar initiated his first period as Spain’s Prime Minister. That same year, Dolly the cloned sheep was born, and American consumers were for the first time able to purchase jamón serrano in the United States. It all began with a...

Gold-Standard Jamón

Wine Spectator

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July 31, 2012

Owen Dugan

Jamón Ibérico is a magical name among ham lovers. It is uniquely Spanish, based primarily on the Ibérico breed of pig (also known as pata negra) used to make it, as well as on feeding and curing techniques. It's a must-have for food lovers, and there was fanfare when it became available in the United States five years ago.

Now there is reason to rejoice once...

The Off Duty 50: Summer 2012

The Wall Street Journal

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June 9, 2012

Cooking & Eating - Mail-Order a Sausage
F. Martin Ramin

A banger from a great butcher can be a hosts secret weapon—robust, succulent and, best of all, forgiving. Here are some of America's best wursts.

From top: Peregrino cooking chorizo: semi-cured to stay juicy on the grill, $27 for 24 ounces, tienda.com.

F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal,...

La Tienda Launches Spanish Food and Culture Learning Site

LA Weekly

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June 8, 2012

I is for Idiazábal
Garrett Snyder

Do you ever find yourself having this reccurring nightmare in which you're hanging out with Ferran Adriá in San Sebastián and he starts showing you these crazy ingredients but you can't understand a word of his thick, heavily accented Catalan?

Uh, yeah, us neither.

But on the off-chance you want to learn more about the...

Spain's Luxury Ham

Men's Journal

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May 31, 2012

Jamón Ibérico de Bellota
Adam Baer

Bacon-of-the month clubs; pork belly at corner bistros. It's never been a finer time for pig-loving gourmands, even if some say the "bacon revolution" is over. Luckily, a few years ago,stateside devotees of Spanish delicacies finally received a gift that they have desired for centuries: jamón ibérico de bellota. The rarest form of Spain's best...

Ibérico Pork in the Neighborhood

The New York Times

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April 17, 2012

Florence Fabricant

Call it the other red meat. Uncured cuts of pork from Spanish Ibérico pigs, the same ones that forage for acorns and become some of the finest hams on the planet, are now being sold online in the United States, by Wagshal’s in Washington; La Tienda in Williamsburg, Va.; and Nicky USA in Portland, Ore. Need I say grilling season? The fresh meat is red, beeflike and...

Cured Meats: The Difference Between Prosciutto, Jamon Iberico And More

The Huffington Post

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April 12, 2012


Cured meats are not really a big part of our culinary history in the U.S., but they're quickly making their way into our high-end restaurants and supermarkets. And we should be thankful for this meat migration. These meats, Europe's answer to the cold cut, are rich and savory, complex and refined in flavor. European cured meats have been processed the same way for hundreds of years -- which...

Eight of the World's Most Expensive Ingredients

Gourmet

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April 11, 2012

Most Expensive Meat: Jamón Ibérico de Bellota
Elizabeth Gunnison

What: Jamón Ibérico de bellota refers to the cured leg of a pata negra pig that has been raised free-range in the old-growth oak forests of western Spain. The pigs eat a diet rich in acorns, wild mushrooms, herbs, and grasses, yielding meat that’s richly flavored and low in saturated fat. Each ham is cured for a...

Eight of the World's Most Expensive Ingredients

Gourmet

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April 11, 2012

Most Expensive Spice: Saffron
Elizabeth Gunnison

What: Saffron is derived from a type of crocus that grows most extensively in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Its brightly hued threads are graded for quality by the Switzerland-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which ranks the product on a scale from 0 to 250 based on color, fragrance, and taste.

FIVE DELIGHTFULLY DEVILED EGGS

Gourmet

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March 29, 2012

Kemp Minifie

Whether you have hardboiled eggs in your fridge from Easter and Passover, or are just celebrating spring with an ancient symbol of birth and fertility, you absolutely can’t go wrong turning them into deviled eggs. It never fails: They are the first to disappear at a party! So here are five fantastic fillings to tantalize those taste buds. All are for 6 eggs, yielding 12...

25 Things to Eat, Drink, and Cook in 2012

Bon Appétit

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January 1, 2012

#17 - Secreto - A Cut Above

Every year, another piece of meat emerges as the must-eat protein. Chef Seamus Mullen at Tertulia in New York fills us in on the latest: "It's called secreto, and it's a relatively new butcher's cut of pork popular in Spain." The thin steak, from the belly of the pig, resembles a beef skirt steak. "This is not the other white meat," he stresses. "This is...

Top Spanish Ham, Now Found in the United States

The New York Times

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November 1, 2011

Florence Fabricant

The top Spanish ham comes from purebred black-footed Ibérico pigs that feed on wild acorns. Now, for the first time, it is available in the United States. The brand with the most cachet is 5 Jotas, in business for more than 100 years. It took four years to get final approval from federal agencies. At present, the front-leg ham, called the paleta, above, is available....

Your Guide to the Best in Summer Food

The Wall Street Journal

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May 14, 2011

I'm Going to Grow Padrón Peppers
Susan Spicer, chef of Bayona and Mondo in New Orleans

"I will try to grow Padrón peppers in my garden. They are smallish, bright green, thin-skinned, bell-shaped peppers that are very flavorful but usually not hot, although there may be one or two hot ones in every few dozen. In Spain they are roasted or sautéed with olive oil and salt, and are...

The Goods - Cutting Boards

La Cucina Italiana

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May 1, 2011

Out of the Woods

When it comes to one of the most essential surfaces in our kitchen, we cut with the grain. This selection of hickory, olive, walnut and maple cutting boards made our list not only because they're handsome but also because chopping on quality wood helps keep blades sharp.

Cut crosswise from one piece of aged Spanish olive wood, this 12-inch board has a...

La Tienda Founder Don Harris Conducts a Tasting of Spanish Olive Oils

Daily Press

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April 22, 2011

David Nicholson

Raising the small blue cup, Don Harris swirls the green-gold liquid inside, smells its contents and takes a sip.

Smooth with a peppery finish, he pronounces to the 14 foodies gathered for one of La Tienda's olive oil tasting classes. Each participant follows his lead and describes in their own words what they smell and taste.

Like wines that...

Virginia’s Ham

Virginia Law Weekly

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March 18, 2011

Richard Massony

I’m standing over my largest cast-iron pot, using a wooden spoon to stir a murky, steaming broth, and wondering if something has gone terribly wrong. I have decided to spend my Sunday afternoon simmering a pot of New Orleans-style white beans with ham hocks, a comforting one-pot dish that will help me come down from the high of five days of Mardi Gras. However, there is...

The New Frontier of Country Ham

Garden & Gun

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January 1, 2011

How a third-generation ham master in Virginia took a cue from old-world Europe and reinvented the South’s most humble pork product
Logan Ward

In 1991, a Virginia chef named Jimmy Sneed gave a seven-pound Wigwam country ham to a globe-trotting hairstylist. Sneed thought the ham would make a distinctive house gift for his friend, who had been invited to spend the holidays at the...

The Saveur 100 - Chef's Edition

Saveur

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January 1, 2011

Smoked Olive Oil
Tony Conte, The Oval Room, Washington, D.C.

Probably because I'm Italian, I generally prefer Italian olive oil to Spanish. But a few months ago, I discovered a wonderful pine cone-smoked Arbequina olive oil from Miguel & Valentino in Barcelona. It's lightly smoky and perfect for finishing meats or drizzling over crushed Yukon Gold potatoes along with lemon juice...

Villajos Artisan Manchego

Cheesemonger's Weblog

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December 27, 2010

Raw Sheep’s Milk Cheese
A Feline Foodie shares his thoughts about cheese…and humankind. "Top 50 Best Cheese Blogs on the Web." Culinary Arts College

Villajos Artisan Manchego
December 27, 2010

Raw Sheep’s Milk Cheese

The Man’s BFF, Gary and wife, Nancy, gave us a wheel of Villajos Manchego Cheese from Spain. As discussed in the earlier post about...

Corazón de España

El Tiempo Latino

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November 5, 2010


Dice que cuando llegó a España, en 1965, se sintió como en casa. Don Harris era entonces un joven capellán de la marina estadounidense. El tiempo y su experiencia entre los españoles le hizo anclarse en la peninsula ibérica. Harris, su esposa Ruth, y los hijos que iban viniendo se quedaron a vivir "cerca de las bodegas de vino de Jerez, en el casco antiguo de El Puerto de Santa María, en...

It's Hog Heaven for Pork Lovers

Los Angeles Times

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October 7, 2010

Jabugo ham coming to the U.S.
Janet Mendel, Special to the Los Angeles Times


Reporting from Jabugo, Andalusia, Spain —
Walking into the central plaza of the small town of Jabugo, you breathe in the aroma of ibérico ham, a sweet-nutty smell so intense it's as if it emanates from the very walls of the houses. This is the source — where ibérico pigs roam through forests...

Sticky Sweet

Saveur

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October 1, 2010

A syrup for the ages
Sofia Perez


You can't tell the story of Spanish food without talking about the Moors—Arabs and Berbers from North Africa who ruled much of the Iberian Peninsula from the eighth through the 15th centuries. Today, there are hundreds of Spanish words that begin with al- or ar-, signals of Arabic origins. One is arrope, a word that comes from the Arabic...

La Tienda Honored for Contributions

The Virginia Gazette

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September 29, 2010

The Virginia Gazette Staff

James City- Spanish foods retailer La Tienda was awarded the Captain John Smith Award at the county's 17th annual Celebration of Business.

The honor is awarded by the economic development team to a business, organization or individual for exemplary contributions.

In presenting La Tienda the award, supervisor chairman Jim Kennedy...

The Perfect Paella

The Wall Street Journal

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September 25, 2010

A food writer's quest to recapture her glorious past via a handful of rice
Katy McLaughlin

Before I became a newspaper journalist, an SUV-driving wife and soccer mom, I ran a flamenco dance company of Spanish Gypsies in Seville. Long story, whose bottom line is the trade-offs have been in my favor, except for one thing: I miss the taste.

The winning version of this...

The 25th Annual MCM Awards

Multichannel Merchant

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September 1, 2010

Food/Gifts - Silver: Print Channel
Multichannel Merchant Staff

La Tienda, The Best of Spain, Holiday 2009

The marketing concept and merchandising niche of La Tienda are clear from the get-go: The catalog sells, as its tagline declares on the front cover, "the best of Spain" — Spanish food and cookery items. What's more, it establishes La Tienda as a source of...

Feast - At the Global Table

Afar

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July 1, 2010

Spain - Nuts for Horchata
Christopher Hall

Served so cold it's sometimes slushy, horchata is the essential drink of hot Spanish summers. Unlike its rice-based counterpart in Latin America, Spain's version is made from the chufa (tigernut), the tuber of a grassy plant. Chufas are dried for three months, ground up, and soaked in water, sugar, and often cinnamon and lemon peel. The...

Global Grilling

Food & Wine

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May 1, 2010

Best New Bbq Sausage
Emily Kaiser

Most Spanish chorizo is sold ready to eat, but La Tienda's semi-cured kind needs a little grilling. Made with U.S. free-range Berkshire pork, the links are delicious on their own or threaded on skewers with onions and bell peppers. $9.95 for 12 oz; latienda.com.

Read full...

Good Life Guide - Iberico Ham

Cigar Aficionado

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May 1, 2010

Gregory Mottola

Tell a proud Italian, or even a Virginian for that matter, that the most noble dry-cured hams in the world actually come from Spain, and heated disputes are sure to follow. It won't matter that each Spanish Iberico pig is allotted four acres to leisurely forage on acorns in a protected Andalusian oak tree forest. Nor would it make any difference to discuss the ancient...

Navy chaplain's love for Spain sparked flourishing import food business

Daily Press

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March 3, 2010

Mark St. John Erickson

Two credit cards, a Web site and a single product may not seem like the most promising way to start a business.

But when retired Navy chaplain Don Harris and his eldest son, Tim, began selling imported serrano ham via the Internet in late 1996, they tapped into a pent-up appetite for traditional Spanish food that has been nothing short of...

The Gastronomer: For bellota ham, nuts aren't the half of it

The Washington Post

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February 24, 2010

Andreas Viestad

When it comes to the prized bellota ham from Spain, it is easy to understand why everyone talks about the nuts. As you approach Huelva, the Andalusian province most famous for those air-cured hams, the citrus groves of the semi-arid flatlands around Seville give way to oak-covered hills and mountains. Acorns, a staple in the menu of the local pigs, are said to be the...

In Spain, a Delicacy Rooted in Earth and Tradition

The New York Times

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January 17, 2010

On the Trail of Spain's Acorn-Fed Hams
Paola Singer

As we sauntered up the steep, narrow cobblestone streets of Cáceres in western Spain, it wasn’t hard to imagine life there in the Middle Ages. Night was falling, and before us were Gothic churches, Roman arches and Moorish towers, glowing in the soft light of lanterns. It was an arresting sight, but our thoughts soon veered...

The Grape Once Again Proves Its Versatility

The New York Times

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January 13, 2010

Vinegars So Luscious, You Could Sip Them
Florence Fabricant


Balsamic is not the only mellow Italian vinegar with a pedigree. Centuries ago, the Este family of Ferrara produced sopraffino. Unlike classic balsamic, it is made from red grapes (not white), which are not cooked but instead concentrated by natural evaporation during aging, similar to Spanish sherry vinegar.

The Best Online Grocery Sites

O - The Oprah Magazine

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January 12, 2010


From bakeries to mushroom foragers, most small-scale food purveyors now have e-tail websites. If you're felled by a hankering, chances are one of them can fill it. Meanwhile, here are a few of our favorites.

La Tienda: This is your one stop for ingredients and prepared foods from Spain, including salt-packed capers, roasted peppers, chorizo sausage, and cod croquettes....

Essential Spanish Ingredients

Bon Appétit

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January 1, 2010

Amy Albert



A soulful mix of bright, briny, and smoky, Spanish food is one of the most enduring trends of the year. Down-to-earth yet sophisticated, these flavors are best served simply. Here are six exciting ingredients that will bring the taste of Spain into your cooking.

1. Matiz Organic Piquillo Peppers
Of all the delicious piquillos we tested, these...

The 2010 SAVEUR 100 List

Saveur Magazine

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January 1, 2010

Olive Oil Tortas
Michael Klashman

They're like a crispbread but more luscious; a tortilla but crunchier; a cookie but not as sugary. Whatever they are, Ines Rosales Olive Oil Tortas, made by hand according to a century-old recipe in Seville, Spain, are heavenly. I'm addicted to the sesame–sea salt variety and the sweet anise kind, which I eat with slices of Serrano ham.

Top 10 Sites for Mail-Order Delicacies

The Baltimore Sun

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December 15, 2009

Elizabeth Large



At this point if you haven't gotten your holiday shopping done and are a sane human being, you probably don't feel like going to the mall to finish up.

I vaguely remember a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote about only giving things that are transitory, like delicious food. (He probably didn't say "like delicious food.") At this point your best bet is...

Test Kitchen

Fine Cooking

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December 1, 2009

Ingredients
Samantha Seneviratne

Sweet and succulent with smoky, tangy notes, piquillo peppers come from the village of Lodosa in the Navarra region of northern Spain. Named for their distinctive beak-like shape (piquillo means "little beak" in Spanish), these bright red peppers are handpicked in the fall, fire-roasted, and peeled. Some are even roasted right in the field after...

2009 Conde Nast Traveler Gift Guide

Conde Nast Traveler

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December 1, 2009

Great holiday gift ideas from our in-house fashion guru, Mark Connolly, and other editors at the magazine
Julia Bainbridge

Roureda Licorella

"One of the hazards of writing about wine is that you can transform a previously obscure region suddenly into a star. That, in turn, brings star prices. Six years ago I watched this happen to the wines from Priorat, a rugged...

Season's Eatings

Robb Report

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December 1, 2009

Black Gold
Oliver Slosser


Unavailable in the United States until 2008, Ibérico de Bellota is one of the world’s most coveted cuts of meat. The swine from which the bone-in ham is produced must be at least 75 percent black pig, a species found in parts of Spain and Portugal. The free-range pigs used for Ibérico de Bellota are fed an all-acorn diet, giving the meat an oily,...

Haute Stuff

The Mercury News

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December 1, 2009

Crystal Chow


Oh, goody, you received an invitation to a sumptuous dinner party or weekend stayover. Aside from what to wear, now you need to figure out a thoughtful hostess gift. Here are some edible presents that just might help score a repeat request for the pleasure of your company.

A mini paella kit from La Tienda contains all the fine ingredients needed for...

Winter 2009 Gift Guide

Chow

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December 1, 2009

Red Gold
Roxanne Webber


Gathering gift ideas is almost as satisfying as receiving gifts. But not quite. Make the people on your list happy with the wide variety of options here, from cheap to splurge and from delicious food products to products that enable delicious food.

A luxurious gift for the food obsessed, this saffron comes from a 10-acre, family-run plot...

Cyber Monday: Local companies bank on Cyber Monday shoppers

Daily Press

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December 1, 2009

Cyber Monday is looking good to local retailers
Veronica Chufo

A La Tienda packer stuffed a cardboard box with chorizo, cheese, chocolate and cookies.

The products, imported from Spain, were packed in a Toano warehouse and destined for Key Largo, Fla. — another Cyber Monday order fulfilled.

The Monday after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday has emerged as a...

Hate to shop? Cyber Monday may be your answer

Daily Press

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November 28, 2009

Nicole Paitsel

It's not quite a Hallmark holiday, but Cyber Monday has been gaining traction over the past few years as a well-known day to score shopping discounts.

Always on the Monday after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday earned its name after Shop.org — a division of the National Retail Federation — noted that people were flocking to the Internet to shop, often at their...

European Gift Guide

Business Week

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November 24, 2009

Finding Old World Charm Online
Leona Liu


Instead of hitting the crowded malls this holiday season, why not shop for your loved ones curled up in flannel pajamas in front of a blazing fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate? And for a bit of variety, why not consider hand-crafted gifts from Europe, which are now easy to find and buy online?

Whether you're looking...

Best of the Web

InStyle

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November 1, 2009

Shopping


Spanish Foods

Over 800 specialties, including Catunambu coffee, tons of chorizos (spicy sausages), and manzanilla olives are yours from this family-owned business. It's a smart resource for tips and recipes too.

Shown: Bonito del Norte tuna in olive oil, Ortiz, $8/3.95 oz.; at latienda.com.

Society of Spain to Honor Don Harris with Friend of Spain Award at Admiral Menendez Awards Gala and Dinner.

Society of Spain

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October 14, 2009


WASHINGTON, DC - On the evening of Monday, October 19, the Society of Spain (SoS) will host its first annual Pedro Menendez Awards Gala and Dinner. During the event, which will be held at La Taberna del Albardero, three awards will be presented to members of the Washington, DC community to honor them for the tremendous work they have done to further Spain-DC relations here in the DC area....

Starters - Tasting

Bon Appétit

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October 1, 2009

Vinegar and Beyond
Amy Albert



For perfectly balancing the flavors of a dish, acidity is a cook's trump card: Tart fruit juices and vinegars bring an instant brightness to braises, sauces, and vinaigrettes. Any one of these tangy ingredients will give new flair to your cooking.


Alvear Vinagre de Pedro Ximénez Semi Seco Solera 10 (Spain) - Flavorful...

Good Living

Gourmet Magazine

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August 1, 2009

Obsessions
Leah Price

INES ROSALES SWEET 'TORTAS DE ACEITE' CRISPS
"These cracker-like creations from Seville are made using extra-virgin olive oil and savory enough to serve with goat cheese yet just sweet enough to pass as a dessert." ($11.95 for a package of 12;...

Kitchen Notebook

Gourmet Magazine

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July 1, 2009

Summer Savvy

PIQUILLO PEPPERS
A jar of piquillos is your passport to the exotic yet accessible cuisine of northeastern Spain. The Valentino-red pointy peppers (their name means "little beak" in Spanish) are a sweet variety with a flavor that manages to be both subtle and intense. Never eaten raw, they're roasted until tender in metal drums turned with a crank, hurdy-gurdy style,...

Wood-Fired Flavor

Food & Wine

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June 1, 2009

Smoky Essentials for Spain Lovers

Fast and easy new ways to get smokiness without a grill.

Olive Oil - Miguel & Valentino's bright oil, poured into trays and smoked over a pinecone fire, is delicious on fish.

Anchovies - Nardin's tender smoked anchovies are great on pasta or on a bruschetta with piquillo peppers.

Briny Bites

Saveur Magazine

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May 1, 2009

Sofia Perez

The idea of preparing an appetizer just by opening a can might sound hopelessly 1950s to many Americans (spam, anyone?), but in Spain the practice remains as common as arguing about politics. There, some of the finest seafood is often served right from the tin. The best of this seafood comes from the northwestern region of Galicia, where the catch that emerges from the...

An Old Breed of Hungarian Pig Is Back in Favor

The New York Times

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March 26, 2009

Michael S. Sanders

LIKE style on the runway, style for pigs is changeable. With their abundant fat, the curly-haired Mangalitsa pigs of Hungary were all the rage a century ago. But as time went on, they became has-beens.

Now that succulent pork is back in fashion, the Mangalitsa — saved from near extinction on a farm here at the edge of Hungary’s bleak and barren Great...

U.S. orders hoofs off Spanish jamon, plans tariff

New York Daily News

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March 19, 2009

Associated Press


There's trouble afoot in the world of high-priced Spanish hams. A black foot to be precise.

Less than a year after the U.S. government finally allowed the import of Spain's succulent and exceedingly expensive jamón Ibérico de bellota, the cured meat long sought by American gourmets has become caught in a quagmire of regulations and trade wars.

US orders hoofs off Spanish ham, plans tariff

MSNBC

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March 18, 2009

Michael Hill

There's trouble afoot in the world of high-priced Spanish hams. A black foot to be precise.

Less than a year after the U.S. government finally allowed the import of Spain's succulent and exceedingly expensive jamon Iberico de bellota, the cured meat long sought by American gourmets has become caught in a quagmire of regulations and trade wars.

The...

Global Flavors Bring a New Zing to the Table

The New York Times

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March 3, 2009

FLORENCE FABRICANT

Make room on your spice shelf for new contenders from afar.

Merken is made by the Mapuche people from the Araucanía region of Chile. It depends on a small, curved pepper, ají cacho de cabra (goat’s horn), that is dried, partly smoked and blended with coriander seeds and salt. It is excellent dusted on fish for the grill, on seafood in a ceviche and on...

Paella

Oprah

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February 13, 2009

Mario Batali's Paella
Created by Mario Batali


It's difficult to duplicate the experience of cooking paella with Manuelo outdoors in Valencia over burning embers of wood from orange trees, but you could do it on a grill on high heat. Most important, buy a proper pan (available at www.latienda.com), cook it a little longer than you think, and don't stir! If you are cooking...

Expensive just got really expensive

The Boston Globe

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February 12, 2009


Perhaps you've had the opportunity to try the exquisite jamon iberico de bellota, which began arriving legally in this country for the first time in August. The prized Spanish ham is an expensive treat, retailing for around $100 a pound, or $1,400 for a whole ham.

Victor Grillo (right, with Matthew Torti) was on a waiting list for jamon iberico de bellota for two years. When it...

Sleuthing Squid Ink

Gourmet Magazine

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February 11, 2009

Charles Kelsey


Most of us know the jet-black substance from its presence in tasteless dried pastas. So what’s its appeal? squid ink

I’ve always been intrigued by squid ink and mainly because it turns food strikingly jet-black. Now that’s just cool. Unfortunately, it’s one of those ingredients I’ve never truly experienced or cooked with, and sadly, it’s in my mental...

The rough magic of Romesco sauce

MercuryNews.com

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January 6, 2009

Amy Scattergood

Sometimes a sauce is more than, well, just a sauce. Discovered for the first time — on a menu, in a cookbook — it looks ordinary enough. But in one bite such a sauce transforms the dish, then the meal, then the diner.

If you think I'm overstating, then you've never experienced a good romesco sauce.

This classic Catalonian sauce — thick as...

Turkey dish big on taste, not fat

Citizen Times

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December 30, 2008

Southwestern rubbed turkey
Carol Motsinger

If you're not in a time crunch, then give this recipe for turkey a try. It will take 30 minutes to prep and 4 hours to make.

Southwestern rubbed turkey

Smoked paprika is the key to the turkey rub in this recipe. It can be purchased in gourmet markets and online at www.tienda.com. Roasting the bird breast-side...

The Best and Worst of Everything 2008

Business Week

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December 12, 2008

Best Meat Trend - Jamón Ibérico de Bellota

Admittedly not much of a best-of moment for either vegetarians or Spanish natives, but for American meat connoisseurs, this was a big year. Jamón Ibérico de Bellota is Spain's equivalent to Italy's prosciutto di Parma. But while Parma ham has been available in the U.S. for some time, Spanish ham producers hadn’t managed to get the complex...

Un Rolls-Royce en la cocina

El Planeta

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December 11, 2008

Unos meses después de su llegada desde España, el cotizado jamón ibérico de bellota cautiva los paladares y el bolsillo de cientos de americanos
Virginia Gómez

Llegó el pasado mes de julio, después de superar los estrictos controles sanitarios americanos, y en sólo unos meses ha seducido por completo los estómagos más exquisitos… y el bolsillo. En torno a su presencia en las...

Inspired by Spain

The Oregonian

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September 16, 2008

Martha Holmberg/Jamie Francis

The days are getting shorter, but the sunlight is a generous honeyed gold, and our markets and gardens are a glorious collision of late summer and early autumn vegetables -- sweet peppers, onions, garlic, green beans, eggplant and, of course, tomatoes of every dimension.

The cooking of Spain is a great place to look for inspiration when it's...

Saucy seduction: Romesco is rough magic in a bowl

The Miami Herald

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September 11, 2008

Amy Scattergood Los Angeles Times Service

Sometimes a sauce is more than just a sauce. Discovered on the menu of a restaurant or in the pages of a cookbook, it may look ordinary enough. But in one bite it can transform a dish, a meal, a diner.

If you think that's hyperbole, you've never tasted a good romesco sauce. Thick as pesto, the color of rust, textured with nuts and...

Hog Heaven

US Airways Magazine

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September 5, 2008

A Spanish delicacy finally makes its way Stateside.
Bill Citara

Standing at the very pinnacle of pork, jamón ibérico- the salt- and air-cured, mahogany-colored, immensely flavored ham from Spain- has until last December only been available to Americans lucky (and wise) enough to sample it on its own turf.

What makes jamón ibérico special begins with the pata negra...

Jamon Iberico de Bellota tastes like every penny

Fort Worth Star Telegram

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September 3, 2008

Amy Culbertson

Fort Worth Central Market just received its first-ever shipment of the pricey jamon iberico de bellota, from Spain.

Star-Telegram/Paul Moseley

Jamon iberico de bellota is best eaten alone and not recommended for cooking, especially with its $179.99-a-pound price tag. S-T/Paul Moseley

It’s the holy grail of hamdom, pig made...

This little pig heard Mozart

The Boston Globe

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August 13, 2008

From swine raised like royalty, cured ham called jamon iberico is finally here
By Devra First - Globe Staff / August 13, 2008

WAYLAND - This party has been two years in the making. At the home of Frank Cutitta, friends are beginning to gather. Cutitta, a media executive, is in the kitchen, putting the finishing touches on pasta alla carbonara and veal saltimbocca. Outside on a...

Importers offer shopping online

The Sun

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July 11, 2008

When you want more than just a meal, click away.
Mark Petix

For the dedicated cook and the intrepid gourmand, the Internet has opened a world of culinary possibilities.

Farm-raised abalone from Monterey Bay; the famed Iberico ham from Spain; Boudin sausage and live crawfish from Louisiana; and some of the finest olive oils from Italy - you can have it all shipped to...

High on the Hog

The Wall Street Journal

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June 8, 2008

Savoring the elusive bellota ham, soon to be legal in the U.S.
Raymond Sokolov

Next month, restaurants across the U.S. will at last be able to serve the world's best and costliest cold cut -- legally, that is -- for an expected $50 or so a plate.

Anyone with the time and the euros has been able to fly to Spain and taste jamon iberico de bellota, the aged, acorn-fed...

Ham It Up

Wine Spectator

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May 31, 2008

Owen Dugan

Learn these words: jamon lberico de bellota. They literally mean "ham from Iberico-breed pig that was fed mostly acorns." In terms of gastronomy, these Spanish hams represent one of the world's most coveted foods, and one that has not met federal import standards ... until now.

Iberico is prized for its depth and complexity of flavor. It's nuttier and gamier...

Foodie 2.0

Toronto Life

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May 22, 2008

Signe Langford

We scoured the Internet to find some of the best spots for ordering high-end food. The result? Eleven reliable Web sites that will deliver delicious goods straight to any Toronto doorstep. From fresh lobster to aged cheese, our picks for the best on-line food shopping.

La Tienda
Based in Williamsburg, Virginia, La Tienda carries an impressive stock of...

Check out this ethnic market in James City County

Daily Press

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May 21, 2008

A little store in Toano brings the flavors of Spain to Hampton Roads, and anyone else with Web access
Deborah Dowd

A former Navy chaplain, Don Harris' passion for the life, culture and food of Spain began when he was stationed there about 40 years ago.

"When I stepped off the ship into Spain, I felt at home right away," Harris said. "I immediately fell in love with a...

When Pigs Can't Fly

The Washington Post

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April 27, 2008

TRAVEL Q & A
Scott Vogel

Q. In Spain, tourists get to savor delicious Serrano ham practically anywhere but are cautioned that our Department of Agriculture minions will seize the product if we attempt to bring it into this country. Is this true? Why?

A. Your passion for this long-cured Spanish delicacy is to be commended, but is that any reason to dis an entire...

Taste of Spain

Southern Living

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March 31, 2008

Don Harris's passion for Spain turned into a family affair and a successful business.
Nick Patterson

Don Harris loves Spain so much he brings it home with him one piece at a time.

He shares this obsession with family and friends through his retail business-La Tienda: The Best of Spain in America in Toano, Virginia.

People who live near the unadorned...

delicioso! a ham with taste (for mucho dinero)

The Virginian Pilot

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March 1, 2008

Lorraine Eaton


This week, hams at local groceries can be had for less than $1 a pound. Drive over to La Tienda, a Spanish market just west of Williamsburg, and you can get a whole ham for a few hundred bucks.

“Do you mean the million-dollar ham? Or the trilliondollar ham?” Don Harris joked on a recent afternoon when we arrived to experience the high-priced hog at...

Dish: You'll go nutty for Spanish 'jamon'

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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February 14, 2008

Marlene Parrish & R.L. Wolke


Iberico pigs enjoy a free-range diet of acorns under holm oak trees near the town of Badajoz in the Spainish region called Extremadura.

Iberico ham is the pride of Spain. Like Beluga caviar or Kobe beef, Jamon Iberico is the ultimate ham. Many believe it to be the very best in the world.

Until recently, Iberico had been...

Paprika par excellence

The Orlando Sentinel

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January 23, 2008

A pinch of this and that for the culinary crowd.
Compiled from staff and wire reports by Food Editor Heather McPherson.

Paprika par excellence

Smoked Spanish paprika has been praised by chefs and adventurous cooks alike. Recently, sweet and spicy versions of the spice started showing up in supermarkets, gourmet stores and the specialty foods section of wine and...

Would you pay $800 for this holiday ham?

Daily Press

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December 19, 2007

Patience pays off as a Toano importer gets first dibs on bringing the high-end Spanish cured meat to the U.S.
Chris Flores

Toano - When he started taking deposits for the famed Jamon Iberico Spanish hams five years ago, LaTienda.com owner Don Harris warned customers that the pricey delicacy might not ever be allowed into the country.

But Harris was determined to help...

Hog wild over acorn-fed pork

The Des Moines Register

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December 19, 2007

Some of the most celebrated pork in the world comes from free-roaming pigs that feast on acorns in Spain.
Tom Perry

Prized for its sweet, nutty and delicate taste and succulence, cured ham from these rock-star pigs became available this month for the first time in the United States.

The price for this ham, known as Jamón Ibérico, starts at about $50 per pound. All 300...

Spain cures ham craving

Ft. Worth Star Telegram

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December 19, 2007

Amy Culbertson

The arrival of Spanish Iberico hams to this country has been breathlessly awaited by epicures, serious porkophiles, Spanish-food devotees and status-obsessed foodies -- and the first hams have arrived at last.

These hams come from a special breed of hogs, the Iberico, also called pata negra (black-footed), and are produced by the first slaughterhouse in...

The Spanish Word on Pasta

The Chicago Tribune

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December 19, 2007

Fideos deliver fresh approach to the world of pasta
Janet Mendel

If you think pasta belongs only to the Italians and noodles to the Asians, think again. In Spain, pasta talks Spanish and the word is fideos (fee-DAY-ohs). Fideos (fideus in Catalan) are thin, round noodles, the sort you might put in chicken-noodle soup. They range in thickness from threads of angel hair to...

Spain cures U.S. desire for Iberico ham

USA Today

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December 14, 2007

Jerry Shriver

Gastronomes who flock to Spain to partake of the country's famous cured meats will no longer have to smuggle the most prized example back home: Ibérico hams have been approved for sale in the USA for the first time, and a small initial supply is making its way into the retail pipeline this month.

Jamón Ibérico comes from Ibérico pigs native to Spain. They...

Dish

The Washington Post

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December 12, 2007

Pork Project:
Walter Nicholls

PORK PROJECT: Attention, vacationers to Spain: There is no longer a need to hide a leg of celebrated Ibérico ham in your suitcase on the trip home.

In a ceremony Thursday at Jaléo restaurant downtown, chef and co-owner José Andrés and importer Santiago Martin of...

$1,500 for a ham?

Atlanta Journal Constitution

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December 12, 2007

Elizabeth Lee

Next summer, a few Americans who’ve shelled out more money for one piece of prize pork than many of us spend on groceries for four months, will taste their first forkful of acorn-fed Jamon Iberico Bellota hams.

If you want to read what makes this ham so unique, besides munching on acorns for five months and a fat content that’s abundant...

Ham From Spain’s Prized Pigs Ready for Debut

The New York Times

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December 5, 2007

Florence Fabricant

THE first Ibérico hams from Spain are ready to be sold in the United States, having passed government inspections. They will make their American debut tomorrow afternoon at Jaleo, in Washington, where the chef José Andrés plans to slice and serve jamón Ibérico to the Spanish ambassador, among others.

In the next few weeks, some restaurants and shops...

Edible gifts make a welcome stocking stuffer

United Media

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December 5, 2007

A Repast for the Holidays
Marialisa Calta

If nothing else, the holidays are about gathering around a huge meal with friends and family. But that doesn't mean delectable edibles won't be welcome as gifts, too. From the gourmand to the afternoon snacker on your list, these scrumptious tidbits make for some delightful stocking "stuffers."

Add spice to a loved one's life...

Extravagant gifts for your favorite foodie

New York Daily News

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December 3, 2007

Jay Cheshes

With wine-washed goat cheeses and single-origin chocolates sold at the corner Key Food, holiday shopping for the blog-trawling, Michelin guide-reading, "Top-Chef"-watching food fanatic is more challenging than ever.

For these discerning eaters, a Dean & DeLuca gift basket just won't cut it.

But no worries: There are still plenty of rare epicurean...

Sources

The Best of Fine Cooking

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December 1, 2007

Instant Bites

For excellent hot pepper jelly, contact Tierra Vegetables, based in California's Sonoma County wine country. The company sells seven varieties of spicy Chile jam, ranging in heat from mild to hot. Its Rojo is a brightly flavored jam with a nice balance of sweet and hot, while its Chipotle jam is smoky and complex (12-oz. jars are $10 each). To order, contact Tierra...

Better Cured Meat Begins On the Hoof at Home

The Washington Post

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November 28, 2007

In Pursuit of All-American Charcuterie, Entrepreneurs Bank on Fattier Pigs
Jane Black

Frasier's Bottom, WV -- In 2001, Nic Heckett laid out plans for a new business: selling artisan bacons, salamis and dry-cured hams. What he didn't realize was that to do it right, he'd have to become a pig farmer.

The steady decline of the dollar upended his original plan to import...

Famed iberico ham makes a perfect traveling companion for culinary tour of Spain

The Miami Herald

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November 22, 2007

Adam Goldman

The bellhop in Madrid had a confused look on his face when I handed him a bag with a black hoof sticking out it.

"What?" I asked. "It's a jamón ibérico de bellota."

The young man understood. As everyone knows in Spain, this was no mere pig. The marbled meat of the jamón de bellota is a delicacy, the granddaddy of all hams. My friends and I had...

Lemon roasted green beans with Marcona almonds

Bon Appétit

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November 1, 2007

Molly Stevens


This is a fresh twist on green beans amandine. Marcona almonds, from Spain, are more tender than California almonds and are usually sold roasted and salted. Look for them at specialty foods stores and online at tienda.com.

Servings: Makes 8 servings

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Entertaining With a Spanish Flair

Greenwich Magazine

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October 1, 2007

Karen Berman

A gust of saffron and pimenton perfumes the air. But then, to the dismay of kitchen hoverers gathered around the hostess, she closes the oven door, deciding that the paella inside needs a few more minutes. Out in the living room, the host is wielding a treacherous-looking knife to produce paper-thin slices of jamon de serrano, the famed dry-cured country ham of Spain....

One-pan wonders

The Rocky Mountain News

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August 23, 2007

Give summer a singular send-off with paella
By Marty Meitus, Rocky Mountain News


If your end-of-the-summer blowout tends to be the same ol' same-ol', borrow a theme from the recent Food & Wine Classic in Aspen:

Throw a Spanish patio party.

Not only did guests enjoy an array of tapas and Spanish wines at the home of Spanish chef-restaurateur José...

Secrets of Paella

Wine Spectator

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August 20, 2007

American's favorite Spanish dish comes in endless variations
Sam Gugino

Whether it is barbecue in Memphis or bouillabaisse in Marseilles, certain dishes spark debate about which version is the genuine one. Add the Spanish dish paella to the list. While Americans have more or less a common notion of what should be in paella, one Spaniard might tell you it has to have rabbit,...

Smoked Paprika Recipes from Bon Appetit

Bon Appétit

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August 1, 2007


GRILLED TOMATO-BELL PEPPER GAZPACHO

Molly Stevens

Why you'll make it: Because it's the tastiest way we know to use up all those ripe tomatoes you've got at the ready. The flavors of cold soup become muted once the soup is thoroughly chilled. Before serving the gazpacho, check the salt and vinegar and then adjust them, if need be.

Servings: Makes 6...

Soul of Spanish cooking

The Washington Times

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May 30, 2007

Richard Slusser

As paella is all about rice, there is one type that is preferred: the short-grained variety produced in the vast rice fields south of Valencia between the Mediterranean and the mountains. The favorite is the bomba variety, which cracks around the middle like an accordion instead of from top to bottom. Mr. Andres says that Calasparra rice from Spain or arborio from Italy...

Sweet Tortas and Single Spices

The Washington Post

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April 11, 2007



With a taste of olive oil and sugar and a touch of anise, Tortas de Aceite de Ines Rosales straddle a savory-sweet...


Read full...

Sweet Vinegars From Spain

Foods From Spain News

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April 1, 2007

Singular grapes and a unique aging process result in unique vinegar that stands out in the American kitchen
Molly Gordy

If Aesop had written a fable about sweet vinegars, Spanish vinagre de Jerez would have played the tortoise and Italy’s aceto balsamico di Modena the hare. The average American diner had never heard of either product in the early 1970s, when an article by New York...

You'll savor the experience of Spanish iberico ham -- eventually

The Oregonian

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March 6, 2007

Leslie Cole

For lovers of all things piggy, the expected arrival early this year of iberico ham (jamon iberico), the Perigord truffle of the pork world, was cause for celebration. Despite plenty of promises, the wait isn't over yet.

Streaked with creamy, nutty-tasting fat and so red it's nearly purple, the salt- and air-cured Spanish mountain ham, known also as pata negra...

Developing a Spanish Accent

The Washington Post

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February 28, 2007

With La Tienda, Don Harris and family have found a growing market of customers who share their taste in jamon, pimenton and olive oil.
Ellen Ficklen


For Don Harris, the day in 1965 when he stepped off a ship in Valencia, Spain, remains vivid: "I said, 'I'm home.' "

His reaction was instantaneous, and the sentiment grew. In the 18 days that he spent in ports...

Food Stuff - Tomatoes From Spain To Brighten Winter

The New York Times

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February 7, 2007

Florence Fabricant

A rustic purée of fried tomatoes -- red, not green -- can brighten all sorts of dishes now, when most fresh tomatoes leave much to be desired. This condiment, tomate frito, is made...

Read full...

Cooking on Campus: The chem lab in your kitchen

The Stanford Daily

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January 12, 2007

Nate Solon

In this column I usually try to stick to topics that are straightforward and practical. Not this time.

There’s not much reason to blend peas and then reform the liquid puree into spherical ravioli, or whip blue cheese into a foam, or serve a cloud of gaseous lime juice — unless, like me, you find it unbelievably cool.

While you could argue that all...

The Reign of Spain

San Francisco Chronicle

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January 10, 2007

Specialty Spanish ingredients are spicing up kitchens throughout the Bay Area
Janet Fletcher, Chronicle Staff Writer


Now that you've made a permanent place in your pantry for balsamic vinegar, Arborio rice, Tuscan olive oil and other Italian essentials, you'll need to clear space for the next must-haves: the flood of fine ingredients from Spain.

They aren't all...

Tomatoes From Spain to Brighten Winter

The New York Times

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January 7, 2007

Florence Fabricant

Tomatoes From Spain to Brighten Winter

A rustic purée of fried tomatoes -- red, not green -- can brighten all sorts of dishes now, when most fresh tomatoes leave much to be desired. This condiment, tomate frito, is made...


Read full...

Easy Party Platter

Bon Appétit

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January 1, 2007

The Salumi Platter


EASY PARTY APPETIZER

Salumi, charcuterie, cold cuts: Call them what you will, artisanal cured meats from the U.S. and around the world are everywhere now, from the menus of hot restaurants (joining the cheese course as de rigueur offerings) to a refrigerator case at a specialty foods store near you. Here's how to put together a great international...

Paella for Parties

The Journal Gazette

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January 1, 2007

Paella permeates party with international flavor
Erica Marcus


In the pantheon of great international party dishes, you'd be hard-pressed to find one more misunderstood than paella.

Here's what paella is not: It is not a yellow rice casserole. It is not a repository for all manner of meats and vegetables. It is not the Spanish national dish.

What...

A gift of food is only a click away

Newsday

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November 29, 2006

Internet shopping for holiday fare
Beth DeCarbo, Special to Newsday

Premium ingredients to make Spanish paella - Calasparra rice, saffron from La Mancha, smoked paprika, roasted peppers, seafood bouillon and, for purists, the pan. $75. latienda.com

Holiday Gift Ideas

The Mercury News

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November 29, 2006

WHERE TO FIND IT

La Tienda, (800) 710-4304; www.latienda.com. This Web site specializes in Spanish wine, foods and cookware. You can pre-order a bone-in jamón ibérico, produced from a free- range, acorn-fed pig, (it will be allowed to be imported into the United States for the first time in 2007) for $1,200. There's also a variety of different sized paella pans ($12 for the...

For the epicure

New York Daily News

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November 26, 2006

Traditional Paella Kit from tienda.com, $75:

Encourage the authenticity-obsessed home cook in your life to strut his or her stuff with this soup-to-saffron kit from La Tienda, the Web's largest purveyor of Spanish ingredients. Short-grain Calasparra rice, smoked paprika, piquillo peppers and Spanish olive oil all come packed in with a traditional flat stainless-steel paella pan.

Paella is complex; make serving it easier

The Sun Herald

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November 17, 2006

by Erica Marcus, Newsday

Paella makes a show-stopping centerpiece for a special-occasion meal. Since it is fairly labor-intensive and must be completed at the last minute, the best strategy for serving it to company is to select accompaniments that require a minimum of effort, like opening a can.

As it happens, Spain is famous for its canned products. Consider serving...

The New Staples

The New York Times Magazine

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November 1, 2006

Fresh (cand cured) ways to sweeten the pot


1. Rose petal jam, $10 for about 13 ounces. At Formaggio Essex, 120 Essex Street. Or go to www.formaggio-kitchen.com.

2. Parmigiano butter, $4 for 8 ounces. At Zabar's, 2245 Broadway. Call (212) 787-2000.

3. Baharat seven-spice mix, $6 for 4 ounces. At Kalustyan's, 123 Lexington Avenue. Call (800) 352-3451.

Paella - a spicy sister act

Detroit News Online

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October 20, 2006

Kate Lawson: Simply the best


Whenever my sister and I get together, we love to cook.

She lives in Cleveland, so we don't get to see each other that often, but when we do, we head for the kitchen, haul out the pans and start chopping (onions and garlic, that is).

It's amazing how well we work together. Never delegating a duty, we anticipate what needs to...

Make preparation for paella easier

Fayetteville Observer Online

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October 13, 2006


Paella makes a show-stopping centerpiece for a special-occasion meal. Since it is fairly labor-intensive and must be completed at the last minute, the best strategy for serving it to company is to select accompaniments that require a minimum of effort, such as opening a can.

As it happens, Spain is famous for its canned products. Consider serving stuffed olives (pimentos,...

Think paella and pink

The Oakland Tribune

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October 11, 2006


Most often, my inbox is packed either with ready-made products or sauces, foods that someone else has prepared for me or cookbooks filled with recipes that invite me to do everything from scratch.

I love both, but I was especially pleased a few weeks ago when I received a two-for-one. It was a recipe for authentic Spanish paella -- and nearly every ingredient I would need.

Catalan Sauteed Polenta & Butter Beans

Eating Well

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October 1, 2006

Eating Well Staff

This dish is a satisfying vegetarian meal complete with spinach, beans and polenta, inspired by classic Spanish flavors. Note: Look for smoked paprika with other specialty spices; it's available in three varieties: sweet, bittersweet and hot. Sweet is the most versatile, but if you like a little bit of heat, choose the hot variety. You can find Spanish products in...

Hot Stuff

The Washington Post

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September 27, 2006

Spanish Peppers Grown in Virginia Soil
Brandon Fox


Spain's addictive little peppers, pimientos de padron , were hard to find beyond farmers markets until Williamsburg, Va.-based La Tienda decided to import seed and grow its own in Hanover County. The green peppers are picked just after they have formed and are not as hot as the ones that grow to full size (which turn bright...

This Legendary Rich Dish Brings Spanish Flair to the Table

Newsday

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September 20, 2006

Erica Marcus, Newsday Staff Writer

In the pantheon of great international party dishes, you'd be hard-pressed to find one more misunderstood than paella.

Here's what paella is not: It is not a yellow rice casserole. It is not a repository for all manner of meats and vegetables. It is not the Spanish national dish.

What paella is is a method of cooking rice,...

Express Lane

Ft. Worth Star Telegram

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September 13, 2006

2 High on the hog
Amy Culbertson

In porkdom, the equivalent of Kobe beef would be pork from Spain's legendary Iberico hogs. Up till now, you couldn't even buy it in the U.S.

A breed distinct from the white or pink pigs raised in most of Europe and North America, the Iberico, or black pig, is the holy grail of the ham-obsessed. One such person is author Peter Kaminsky,...

The Main Ingredients

The Charleston Gazette

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September 10, 2006

Smoky spice: Smoking enlivens ordinary paprika
Robert J. Byers and Tara Tuckwiller, Staff writers


Last December, we were browsing the eclectic row of shops and restaurants known as the Strip District in Pittsburgh. While I comparison-shopped for Steelers knockoffs, Tara stumbled onto a grail of sorts in the form of a Penzeys Spices store.

Within an hour, she...

Pork Leg Futures

Los Angeles Times

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August 30, 2006

The ABCs of salumi
Russ Parsons

What's the hottest news in the world of cured meats? Jamón Iberico is coming to the United States. One of the treasures of Spanish gastronomy, jamón Iberico is made from black-footed pigs (hence the alternate name pata negra) that have been raised on acorns and wild plants.

Though it has been made in Spain for centuries, only in July...

Ham on a Roll

The New York Times Magazine

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August 27, 2006

Jamón Iberíco
Rob Walker

Some months ago, Harry Saltzman and his wife, Barrett Cobb, were planning one of their regular trips to Europe. Saltzman, a retired music professor who lives in Manhattan, is a foodie, and he was looking forward to the Spanish segment of the itinerary. A week before they left, he received an e-mail message from La Tienda, an online store he had patronized....

The spice of Spain

The Kansas City Star

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August 2, 2006

With its garlic, olives and other heady flavors, the country's cuisine is invigorating America.
Star News Services

"Tapas are an inexpensive way to taste a lot of food without having to commit to a 40-bite chewfest or some big main course that bores me to tears a third of the way through." -- Celebrity chef Mario Batali

Spanish cuisine, an explosion of sizzling,...

Stuck in a Stew Over Rice

The Washington Post

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August 2, 2006

It seems that every recipe calls for a different kind of rice: white or brown, long grain or short grain, and so on. I can tell white from brown, but am I supposed to take a ruler with me to the market to measure how long the rice grains are?
Robert L. Wolke

Absolutely. Paella rice must be absorbent enough to soak up the savory broth from the seafood or meat and must cook up to...

Mediterranean Grilling

The Green Guide

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August 1, 2006

Joanna Howard

Conjure up a Moroccan bazaar in your backyard this summer with aromas of spiced lamb, eggplant, preserved lemons and sharp green olives cooked over smoldering coals in clay braziers. You can also capture flavors over a hibachi or on your grill using a clay tagine, a large dish with a conical or domed lid. Spanish terra cotta cazuelas—or casserole dishes—translate well to...

Paella is Spain's gift, to be enjoyed with gusto -- and saffron

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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July 20, 2006

Marlene Parrish

VALENCIA, SPAIN -- Every travel destination has its bragging rights. London has impressive museums. Tuscany claims food. Napa has wine. Rome has architecture. The Caribbean has climate. Miami has a beach.

But there is no need for separate vacations. Valencia has it all.

My husband, Bob, and I can't see enough of Spain, and we travel there as...

From Spain’s Prized Pigs, a Taste of What’s to Come

The New York Times

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July 12, 2006

Florence Fabricant


In a few weeks, New York shops are expected to start selling the special, costly meat from the black-footed Ibérico pigs of Spain, including the Ibérico de bellota, the ones that are fattened on acorns.

Despaña, Fairway and Formaggio Essex, among other food shops, are expecting shipments of the lomo, or meat from the pigs’ loins, and sausages....

Cocina

The Miami Herald

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May 25, 2006

No quest for cheese of La Mancha
Maricel E. Presilla


Spain produces scores of fascinating cheeses, but ask Americans to name their favorite, and the answer will surely be Queso Manchego. The U.S. is one of the world's largest consumers of this Spanish classic, importing almost 4 million pounds last year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Nutty with...

Spain shakes up kitchen tradition

The Washington Times

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April 19, 2006

Elaine Glusac, Tribune Media Services


Food trends hover over the Mediterranean like a stationary weather cell, drifting between Italy and France, with occasional dips down to Morocco. Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that the rain is currently over Spain.

"Spain is the center of the culinary universe right now," says Anya von Bremzen, author of "The New Spanish...

Highbrow Ham

Ft. Worth Star Telegram

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April 12, 2006

The cure for ho-hum ham: salt, air, time and care
Amy Culbertson

At Easter, a cook's thoughts often turn to ham. But if your mental picture involves a giant pink football, sugar-glazed or covered with pineapple rings, oozing juice and cut into thick, soft slices, you have a whole world of ham yet to explore.

For many who are passionate about pork, those spiral-sliced...

Premium Pork

The New York Sun

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March 29, 2006

Paul Lukas

From condiments to main courses, most food subcultures have their holy grails. Kobe beef, Beluga caviar, o-toro sushi, fleur de sel, Johnnie Walker Blue Label - each of these is a super-premium product that represents the acme of its particular category.

For pork products, the holy grail is pata negra - the highly prized, fabulously expensive Spanish ham that's...

Cooking's new heat wave

The Christian Science Monitor

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March 24, 2006

Spice racks go global as amateur cooks bring new boldness to the kitchen
Clayton Collins | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

As much as she prized the wide, multiethnic offerings of the big one-stop grocery near her Los Angeles home, Charlotte Beal recently began to feel that something was missing in her culinary life. It needed still more zest, and some personal...

Food: Spain—The Next Italy

Newsweek

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March 13, 2006

Jerry Adler

In Catalonia, on the northeast coast of Spain, it is said that a fish swims three times: in water when it's alive, in oil as it's cooked and then in the wine that washes it down. For the fish, we are suggesting chef Andy Nusser's dorada with blood sausage at Casa Mono (mariobatali.com), Mario Batali's electrifyingly original Spanish restaurant in Manhattan; and for the...

World's Healthiest Foods: Olive Oil (Spain)

Health Magazine

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March 1, 2006

Antioxidant-rich olive oil protects against heart disease
Joan Raymond

"We start with olive oil as babies," says Antonio Diaz, a native of Spain and owner of tapas restaurant Costa del Sol in New York. Olive oil is mandatory at every meal in a typical Spanish home, and for good reason: The country makes more than 40 percent of the world's supply, although until recently the...

In search of good food

The Louisville Courier Journal

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February 24, 2006

Spanish piquillos are perfect for stuffing
Marty Rosen


My pal Rob is a master wrapper. Stick him in a room with some savory fillings and a stack of phyllo dough, some wonton wrappers or a few flour tortillas, and 15 minutes later he'll come out with a perfect pyramid of the niftiest hors d'oeuvres you've ever seen.

Me? Not so much. I'm a kitchen klutz who can...

Ham That Can Hang Uptown

The Washington Post

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January 25, 2006

Turning Virginia's Dry-Cured Pride Into New-World Prosciutto
Walter Nicholls


Fulks Run, VA - It's safe to say that none of Ron Turner's neighbors along the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, west of New Market, would dream of eating raw country ham. But the owner of Turner Ham House knows that his uncooked, 1-year-old ham can be thinly sliced and served like prosciutto,...

Ham It Up

The Washington Post

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January 25, 2006

We shopped for porcine serving pieces, porky specialty products and Virginia peanuts -- historically, a favorite food of Tidewater pigs.

From Spanish importer La Tienda, Williamsburg: ham carving set with sharpener, 10-inch blade in presentation box, $59; a ham holder for slicing country ham at tableside, $49.95; a handmade and painted ham platter, 7 ½ by 13 ½ inches, $39.50. La...

What to Watch for In 2006

Time

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January 9, 2006

Hamming It Up



Until recently, developing a taste for jamón iberico made from acorn-fed black-footed pigs, wasn't easy. The USDA's ban on the Spanish delicacy was lifted only last year. And even though th first shipments of whole hams aren't due to arrive until 2008, importer La Tienda already has a list of 200 customers who have placed $199 deposits for hams that will...

Here's the scoop on what 2006 is likely to dish out

The Baltimore Sun

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January 4, 2006

Stephen G. Henderson

Special to The Sun

.....Finally, if you've ever savored Jamón Ibérico, the distinctively flavored meat of the Spanish black-foot pigs who dine mostly on acorns, you'll be delighted to know that a family-owned Spanish food retailer based in Williamsburg, Va. www.tienda.com, soon will start importing the first ibérico products available in America, such...

The Saveur 100

Saveur Magazine

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January 1, 2006




THE SAVEUR 100

BEST IBERIAN BAR SNACK

4. We're loco for plump aceitunas rellenas de anchoa, Spanish Anchovy-stuffed olives. They're slightly sweet and more than slightly briny - and they deliver the savor of earth and sea in a single bite.






Ham Right! Best of Spain Finally Coming to U.S.

The Chicago Tribune

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December 27, 2005

"How I got busted - for harboring ham."
Monica Eng, Tribune Staff reporter


On my way back from Madrid last spring, I was caught red-handed with half a kilo of Spain's finest ham in my bag.

The trauma inspired me to whine about tits confiscation and investigate the Byzantine food regulations enforced by the Department of Homeland Security at our nation's...

One click away from the perfect treat

MSNBC

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November 16, 2005

For food lovers on your list, a world of unique gifts is available online
Jon Bonné, MSNBC

... Lastly on the meat front, it's been a banner year for ham lovers. After years of lobbying, the federal government has given the nod to Ibérico ham, cured from pigs allowed to roam the fields of western Spain, feasting on acorns. That nutty flavor infuses the ham, considered without...

Food Stuff

The New York Times

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September 21, 2005

Ibérico Chorizo Under the Tree
Florence Fabricant

The Department of Agriculture has agreed to allow the import of products from the famed black-foot Ibérico pigs raised on acorns in Spain's rugged West. Jamones Fermín, a family-owned company near Salamanca, is the first to obtain approval and has started to slaughter the pigs. "If all goes well we may have chorizo by Christmas,"...

A Moorish Delicacy for the Tapas Plate

The New York Times

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August 24, 2005

Florence Fabricant

Mojama is a Spanish delicacy with history. For more than 600 years, loins of tuna have been salt-cured and air-dried in Andalusia. The Moors who ruled the region until 1492 called it musama.

Thin, ruddy, slightly translucent slices simply traced with olive oil are served as tapas. Mojama is salty but not aggressively so, and has a pleasant chewiness....

Life & Style - Cooking

St. Louis Today

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August 3, 2005

They reign in Spain
Georgina Gustin Of the Post-Dispatch


If you’re thinking of putting together a Spanish summer feast, you might want to master a few key words, and preferably say them with authority and flourish: gazpacho, paella, sangria and flan.

Make sure you roll the “r” in sangria and shorten the “a” in flan. Exclaim the words with Castillian flair.

Cookstuff

Los Angeles Times

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July 27, 2005

Turn for the better
Betty Baboujon

This hand-painted ceramic dish helps with the trickiest part of making the Spanish tortilla: the flip at the end. When the bottom of the tortilla has set, hold the dish by the pedestal, cover the tortilla in the skillet and invert it onto the dish. Then, slip it back into the pan to finish. And though it's marked "for turning the tortilla," it's...

Shopping Guide

The Best of Fine Cooking

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June 1, 2005


tienda.com

A window to the best of Spain. America's most comprehensive inventory of quality Spanish food selected by a knowledgeable and dedicated family. Immediate delivery.

Copyright 2005 The Taunton Press

How I got busted -- for harboring ham

The Chicago Tribune

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May 24, 2005

Monica Eng


Madrid's Museo de Jamon, where the now notorious jamon Iberico de Bellota was purchased (Washington Post photo by Blake Gopnik)

by Monica Eng - Tribute Staff reporter

So there I was at O'Hare, sleepily waiting to clear customs after a long flight from Spain, when that darn beagle came along and ruined everything.

Barking and...

Truly Spanish Chorizo, in America at Last

The U.S Times

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April 20, 2005

The Real Thing - Spanish chorizo, long banned for import, is now sold at New York stores.

If you've ever experimented with chorizo, the pork sausage cured with paprika and garlic, you know how persuasive its full aroma and deep clinging heat can be. You might have sliced it up and stirred it into paella, chopped it into little cubes that were swept up into an omelet or infused it in...

The Spanish pantry

Fort Worth Star Telegram

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April 18, 2005

COPYRIGHT 2005 Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Amy Culbertson

The Spanish pantry is not necessarily an exotic one; some of its most essential ingredients _ such as garlic and onions _ are items American cooks are quite familiar with. Here are some other ingredients you need to know about if you want to explore Spanish cooking:

Anchovies: Spanish-cooking authority Penelope...

Buying Like a Chef Is a Click Away

The New York Times

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April 6, 2005

Find the artisanal food of Spain at LaTienda.com
Florence Fabricant

Wholesale suppliers of high-end products like fine cheeses, game, imported condiments and fruit purées, meant mainly for chefs, have opened their warehouse doors to consumers who shop online. Dairyland, a Bronx-based company that is a major supplier to thousands of restaurants in New York and across the country,...

In search of ingredients

The Boston Globe

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April 6, 2005

Andrea Pyenson


Tapas ingredients are available locally at Formaggio Kitchen, 244 Huron Ave., Cambridge, 617-354-4750; South End Formaggio, 268 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-350-6996; at many Whole Foods Markets; or from www.tienda.com.

Sliced or cubed jamon serrano, a cured ham, one of the most popular tapas, is an ingredient in several other dishes. Italian prosciutto...

Paella with mussels and shrimp

The Boston Globe

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March 30, 2005


Contrary to popular belief, traditional Spanish paella does not mix meats and seafood. This paella depends on mussel meat for most of its flavor. The crust of rice on the bottom of the pan, called soccarat, is considered a delicacy in Spain. Even with the long list of ingredients, the dish is not difficult. Pimenton, Spanish smoked paprika, is available at specialty markets or from...

They Say Illegal, We Say Delicious

Bon Appétit

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March 1, 2005



It's no secret that certain raw-milk cheeses and cured meats can't be imported into the United States. But what other delicacies are eluding us - and for how long?

Jamon Iberico

WHAT: The most delicious ham on earth. WHERE: Spain STATUS: Promising; once U.S.-approved processing facilities are completed, it may be available by 2006. The waiting list at...

The Most Delicious Ham in the World*

Departures Magazine

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February 1, 2005

*is not available in the U.S. Yet
Arthur Lubow

The oak-stippled hills of western Spain resemble the world's most scenic wine regions—Napa Valley, Chianti, Burgundy—with just one element missing: the vineyards. The landscape is so picturesque that it might be mistaken for a gigantic park. However, should you drive from Huelva in western Andalusia north to Salamanca in the late fall...

Spanish Genius for Canning

Food & Wine

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February 1, 2005

Eggplant...peppers...anchovies...eels...

America's canned food isn't anything to brag about. But the Spanish have a genius for canning, as well as pickling and bottling. The products are uniformly top-quality, made with excellent ingredients that are minimally processed and that taste fabulous even served on their own. Some of Spain's best choices include bite-size, piquant pickled...

Four ingredients likely to change the way Americans eat

Detroit Free Press

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January 25, 2005

Amy Culbertson

Fennel pollen. Micro-broccoli. Pine needles. Flavored foams. Trends flash through the rarefied atmosphere of the cutting-edge foodie's universe as swiftly as they do in the world of the dedicated fashionista.

Most food fads evolve from the global stage of high-profile restaurants, whether in Spain, London, New York or Tokyo. In this hyper-competitive arena,...

Free the Spanish ham for US tables

Financial Times

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December 27, 2004

Leslie Crawford

Christopher Columbus carried it on his second voyage to the Americas. Hernando de Soto, discoverer of Florida, would not have left home without it. George Washington made it on his farm in Mount Vernon.

Today, sadly, Americans are denied a Spanish delicacy enjoyed by their forebears. It is against US law to import jamón ibérico - the hind leg of an Iberian...

New Party Nibbles

Bon Appétit

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December 1, 2004



These snacks have enough flavor and style to buy you precious time to mingle (or cook) at your next party.

Marcona almonds are more delicate in texture than standard almonds; they come fried in oil and sprinkled with sea salt; tienda.com.

Wild Mushroom Medley Stix from Terra update a retro snack shape with flavors of champignon, porcini, and shiitake...

An Art Critic's Taste for Madrid's Masterpieces

The Washington Post

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November 10, 2004

Blake Gopnik

Madrid -- It's every critic's nightmare. You're asked to visit a museum devoted to a subject you know nothing about. It's full of objects without a single link to all the other things you've written on. And there are no texts or catalogue to help you along. You've got nothing more than fuzzy impressions of what makes one exhibit different from another, and a vague,...

Explorer

The New York Times

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November 6, 2004

Castles, Caves and Prized Pigs in Southern Spain
Christopher Clarey


My first contact with the Sierra de Aracena came in a tapas bar in Seville, more than an hour's drive from the region. Casa Roman was and remains a cacophonous, atmospheric place full of smoke-streaked oil paintings and wooden stools; of neatly dressed, slick-haired locals; and of tourists trying their best...

Gaining Direct and Easy Access

The New York Times Magazine

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November 1, 2004

Living


The specialty food sites you should know about.

www.agferrari.com for perusing a wide array of specialty foods from Italy


www.alexianpate.com for an exceptional inventory of specialty foods


www.tienda.com for information and to buy specialty foods from Spain; including Redondo Iglesias Jamon Serrano

On the Trail of Fine Ham: First, Plant an Acorn

The New York Times

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October 6, 2004

Peter Kaminsky


This is a tale of obsession that began nearly two years ago in a smoked-filled bar in the mountains of Andalusia. On a cold January night I had what I have since come to recognize as a major ham epiphany: my first taste of a long-cured, translucently pink, Ibérico ham glistening with droplets of amber fat. The flavor - salty, sweet, nutty, slightly funky - was as...

The Latest Dish

Playboy Magazine

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October 1, 2004

Playboy Magazine, October 2004

Heard the news? Spain is the new France. The women, the food -- España está muy caliente! Tienda.com specializes in Spanish delicacies that you can't find here. Example: it's Deluxe Paella Kit For $100 you get a paella pan, real Bomba rice, handpicked La Mancha saffron, Genuine smoked pimenton paprika, piquillo pimientos and Spanish olive oil. Just add...

Heirloom Rice

Cooking Light

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October 1, 2004

FirstLight Food


Colorful and tasty ancient rice varieties, which are grown in limited quantities on small farms in countries such as China, Spain, and Bangladesh, are popping upon U.S. store shelves. Like brown rice, most varieties retain the bean layer, which holds many of the nutrients. That means they're higher in fiber, protein, calcium and B vitamins than white rice. More...

Food Stuff: Cold Cuts Beyond Bologna

The New York Times

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September 23, 2004

Florence Fabricant


Pale, red-rimmed, translucent slices of lomo, cured pork loin from Spain, air dried and seasoned with paprika and garlic, can adorn a plate of charcuterie or cheese like flower petals. The sweetly spicy, lean meat is best sliced paper thin and is lovely when scattered like shavings of white truffle over a saffron-tinged risotto. Lomo is (available)... from...

Know Your Tuna: Product Primer

Palm Beach Daily News

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September 2, 2004


Know Your Tuna

Albacore (white)

• Variety: Albacore
• Flavor: Mild and similar to white-meat chicken; can be dry.
• Best for: Sandwiches and salads where a bland flavor is desired. It's slightly more expensive than most supermarket light tunas, but less costly than premium, imported tuna.
• Nutrition: Albacore is higher in heart-healthy omega-3...

Hot. Thrilling. Exciting.

Elle

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September 1, 2004



No, not Gael Garcáa Bernal; it's ELLE's annual report on the global taste discoveries that have chefs in a stir.

THE NEW CURED: Ham this, ham that! Instead, try Spanish mojama, salt-cured and air-dried tuna loins prized for their refined flavor and texture.
Who Loves It: Chef-owner Tim McKee (Solera, Minneapolis) serves it with a salad of fingerling potatoes and...

Going nuts for these almonds

The Charlotte Obeserver

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August 25, 2004

Kathleen Purvis

At first, you may not even recognize them as almonds. Spain's Marconas are flatter and rounder, almost heart-shaped, and golden in color. Grown in the Valencia region of Spain, where they're called "the queen of almonds," they have a soft crunch and rich flavor.

We've been addicted for months, after discovering them at a cheese shop in Manhattan, but we had...

This Little Piggie

Daily Press

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July 27, 2004


From the front page of The Wall Street Journal: a story about a Spanish gastronomical delight not available in the United States. It costs close to $1,000 for about 15 pounds, and lots of people are plunking down deposits, anxiously awaiting the day when jamón ibérico will be legal in the United States.

From the "it's a small world" files: The company trying to get jamón...

Por amor al pata negra

ABC Newspaper (Spain)

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July 25, 2004

Admiradores del jamón ibérico en estados Unidos se contentan con organizar una especie de mercado de futuros sobre estos apreciados perniles a la espera de que la Administración Bush permita su importación
Pedro Rodríguez

Washington. De acuerdo a ese gran tópico afrancesado, se supone que los habitantes del gigante americano no saben comer. Pero cuando un estadounidense prueba el...

Food Stuff

The New York Times

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July 20, 2004

Unabashed Companion for a Piquant Dish
Florence Fabricant

The albariño grape -- or alvarinho, as it is called in Portuguese -- makes wines with many personalities.

With the light, steely and herbaceous examples from vineyards often cooled by salty Atlantic breezes, I am happy to open some sweetly briny littleneck clams to eat on the half shell. No recipe is needed for...

Despite U.S. Clamor, These Piggies Stay in Spain

The Wall Street Journal

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July 20, 2004

Katy McLaughlin

Rob Tarpin dreams of the day he can sit down to dinner at his home in Naples, Fla., and sink his teeth into a slice of Spanish ham.

Not just any ham, but jamón ibérico, Spain's legendary, fatty, cured pork. He has even bought a traditional Spanish wooden ham holder to cradle the ham he hopes to buy. "We love that ham," he says.

The only...

Rioja

Saveur Magazine

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May 1, 2004



All the hard-to-find ingredients for the dishes from Rioja can be ordered from Tienda.com (888/472-1022; www.tienda.com). The Palacios brand of Spanish chorizo, made in the Rioja region, is the only authentic Spanish chorizo imported into the United States. Buy two 6.5-ounce packages or "Oreados" mini chorizos ($5.49 each) for the potatoes stewed with paprika and chorizo. Sweet...

Eating Around

The Wall Street Journal

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April 29, 2004

Spanish Cheese
Katy McLaughlin

Spanish food is having its heyday, with tapas bars springing up in every city. But the dirty little secret of many Spanish restaurants is that they often serve fake cuisine, like spicy dishes, which Spaniards hardly ever eat, and misplaced Mexican items like tortilla chips. That's changing with a huge influx of imports. Sales of Spanish cheese are up...

Nuts for Marcona Almonds

The Mercury News

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March 31, 2004

Spanish Variety is Rounder, More Luscious Than California Types
By Rick Nichols

Michele Buster found it curious that although she had never been a particular fan of California almonds, in Spain she was instantly drawn to a blond, lightly fried almond called the marcona.

It was rounder and not as pointy. It was softer and chewier, closer to the juicy bite of a pine...

CBS - Spain at the click of a mouse

CBS News Radio

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March 3, 2004

Feb 14, 2004 2:57 pm US/Eastern
Anthony Dias Blue

New York - I just ran across a great website where you can buy all sorts of food products from Spain. It's called TIENDA.COM - that's spelled T-I-E-N-D-A.com. "Tienda" is Spanish for "boutique" or "shop", and this cyber-shop has really interesting Spanish foodstuffs such as fresh and dried chorizo sausages, beautiful Serrano hams,...

La Tienda

Daily Press

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February 1, 2004

Chris Flores

Don Harris was thrilled last week when Smithfield Foods bought a 15 percent stake in Spain’s largest hog company, Campofrio Alimentacion. The Harris family business, Williamsburg based Tienda (Spanish for “store”), was the first Campofrio retailer in the United States. Harris, who spent about three years in Spain while he was a chaplain in the Navy, started Tienda in 1996....

Exotic ingredients are a click away

Los Angeles Times

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January 23, 2004

Regina Schrambling, Special to The Times

Whether you're looking for fenugreek leaves or African bird peppers, real Muenster cheese or Spanish saffron, these are a few websites selling ingredients that make recipes from other countries as accessible as Betty Crocker's....

Tienda.com specializes in Spanish products, such as piquillo peppers, paprikas, bacalao, chorizo and...

Best of the Year: Spanish Cusine

Bon Appétit

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January 1, 2004



Rioja. Manchego. Tapas. The foods and wines of Spain have slowly been making their way into our culinary consciousness over the past decade, but they've really gained market share in the past year. Chef Jose Andres of Jaleo restaurant in Washington, D.C., is one of the masters of his seductive style of cooking -- taste it in this delicious menu of earthy and robust flavors.

Williamsburg Shop Imports Spanish Meats

The Virginian Pilot

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December 31, 2003

Rebecca Jones The Virginian-Pilot

As the saying goes, the world just keeps getting smaller and smaller, and a Williamsburg-based online retailer specializing in gourmet foods from Spain is here to add credence to the adage.

Tienda Inc. provides a selection of more than 500 food products, many of which are not generally available outside of Spain.

The company's...

Williamsburg Shop Imports Spanish Meats

The Virginian Pilot

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December 31, 2003

Rebecca Jones The Virginian-Pilot

As the saying goes, the world just keeps getting smaller and smaller, and a Williamsburg-based online retailer specializing in gourmet foods from Spain is here to add credence to the adage.

Tienda Inc. provides a selection of more than 500 food products, many of which are not generally available outside of Spain.

The company's...

Express Lane...The hottest chocolate

Ft. Worth Star Telegram

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December 1, 2003

For after-caroling, for a tree-trimming party or for any winter festivity, what could be cozier than hot chocolate?
Amy Culbertson

Hot chocolate always sounds so tempting, but somehow it never seems to taste as good as we remember from childhood. Unless . . . you make yours using Spain's Valor Chocolate a la Taza.

If you've traveled in Spain, this product may not be...

Tastings Around Town

The Chicago Sun Times

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November 24, 2003

Celeste Busk

New in Brew

Jennifer English, founder of the Food and Wine Radio Network, has teamed up with www.Tienda.com, an importer and online retailer that specializes in gourmet foods and wines from Spain, to offer a variety of gift baskets featuring Spanish wine and products.

For example, the Holiday Cava Gift Basket, featuring Brut Reserva Cava and...

Epicurean Cyber Pantry

Departures Magazine

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November 1, 2003

The new online purveyors now allow you to order and serve everything from Serrano ham and white-truffle oil to a dozen fresh oysters and French turbot.
by David Rosengarten


Tienda,Inc. - Spanish Specialties

Until recently, the wonderful products of Spain were qite difficult to find in the United States. Then, in 1006, along came Tienda.

Today...

Why We Love Canned Tuna

Saveur Magazine

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October 1, 2003

Colman Andrews


A cat can hear a can of cat food being opened from a distance of approximately 500 miles and will show up on the kitchen counter nudging your forearm annoyingly as you scoop the stuff into his bowl even if he was engaged in some sort of feline high jinks in a neighboring state only seconds before.

I'm sort of like that with canned tuna. I hear the...

Why We Love Canned Tuna

Saveur Magazine

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October 1, 2003

Colman Andrews


A cat can hear a can of cat food being opened from a distance of approximately 500 miles and will show up on the kitchen counter nudging your forearm annoyingly as you scoop the stuff into his bowl even if he was engaged in some sort of feline high jinks in a neighboring state only seconds before.

I'm sort of like that with canned tuna. I hear the...

How to Clean Up on Beauty Products

MSNBC

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August 1, 2003

Teri Goldberg


...Castile soap traces it roots to the Castile region in Spain some time around the 17th century when soap makers started to use olive oil instead of animal fat in bar soaps. The olive-oil rich soap bars set the standard for luxury, vegetable-based soaps.

To sample the Spanish-made soaps, click over to tienda.com, a mom-and-pop shop based in...

Tastes: The Spanish Cure

Wine Spectator

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July 1, 2003

Iberian hams and sausages are finally becoming available in the United States.
Sam Guigino


Chances are you've never tasted the ham that many consider the best in the world. Called Ibérico, after its region of origin in Spain, it has a firmer texture and a more intense, gamier, flavor than other well-known cured hams. It's also illegal in the United Stated -- until 2005....

Saveur Magazine

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March 1, 2003


…“Do you know these?” he asks, pointing to a heap of small, thin-skinned, green peppers. They’re pimientos de Padron, the legendary Galician frying peppers, mild except for the occasional one that will take your head off”… From April to September, Tienda (888/472-1022; www.tienda.com) sells fresh pimientos de Padron ($7.50 for a 4 ounce bag) for the fried pimientos…

Spanish Ingredients

Cooking Pleasures Magazine

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February 1, 2003



Reprinted with permission from Cooking Pleasures magazine.

To visit their website, go to http://visitors.cookingclub.com

Spanish Ingredients
Chorizo

This is Spain's well known, dry-cured sausage that is seasoned with paprika and garlic. In Spain, it is sliced and eaten as a tapa, but it is also sued to season dishes, such as bean or...

The Chicago Tribune

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January 8, 2003


Q: Several years ago, I found a recipe for tuna salad that required sherry vinegar, and I bought some. Now I am running low, and I have gone to every store in the area, and I can't find it. Could you please tell me where I can buy some?

A: Consider yourself a bit ahead of a national trend with your sherry vinegar purchase several years ago.

Recently there's been a...

Pumpkin Butter Recipe

Bon Appétit

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September 1, 2002



Pumpkin Butter

1 tbsp. Arrop Syrup*

1 oz. Arrop Pumpkin Rind*

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

* available online at www.tienda.com

Allow butter to soften. Mix all ingredients together with a wire whisk. Fill the Butter Bell crock with the mixture and serve with berry scones or zucchini bread.

Fresh Pimientos de Padrón

San Francisco Chronicle

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August 14, 2002

Spanish chile has underground following
Devotees of the mild, sweet pimiento de Padron finally have a local source


Laramie Trevino, Special to The Chronicle

Chile heads can understand that Judy Sheldon carried a torch for a pepper that captured her heart in a foreign land long ago.

While in Spain on a walking tour in the early 1990s, the San...

Salad in a Glass

Gourmet Magazine

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July 1, 2002

Penelope Casas


Gazpacho was born in the fields of southern Spain, and there my most vivid memories of gazpacho go back to an August afternoon in Cordoba some 30 years ago. My husband, Luis, and I had made the acquaintance of Feliciano Delgado, Augustinian priest and professor at the University of Cordoba, who graciously offered to show us the city's awesome 10th-century mosque....

Truly Spanish Chorizo, In America At Last

The New York Times

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March 6, 2002

Amanda Hesser

If you've ever experimented with chorizo, the pork sausage cured with paprika and garlic, you know how persuasive its full aroma and deep clinging heat can be. You might have sliced it up and stirred it into paella, chopped it into little cubes that were swept up into an omelet or infused it in stew to give it a smoky edge. Its robust flavor and warm, tingly spice were...