ColaCao: Meet the famous Spanish Chocolate drink

ColaCao: Meet the famous Spanish Chocolate drink

ORIGINAL COLACAO ColaCao is the most consumed brand of soluble cocoas in Spain since its creation in 1945. Cola Cao has been 75 years and has been part of the childhood of many Spaniards. Its characteristic lumps and its flavor are not comparable to any other brand . ...

Croquetas: A Bite-Sized Goodness

Croquetas: A Bite-Sized Goodness

WHAT ARE CROQUETAS? They are are popular as a tapa, but they are the perfect dish for any occasion. Croquetas are a fantastic combination of  bechamel sauce (olive oil, butter, flour, and milk) enriched with other ingredients such as cod, cheese, ham and deep-fried to crispy perfection. ...

Pioneering Women and Cinco Jotas celebrate together International Women's Day

Pioneering Women and Cinco Jotas celebrate together International Women's Day

For this Women's Day, we want to recognize all those women,  that are in one way or another linked to Spain's national treasure Jamon Iberico de Bellota Cinco Jotas. As Spaniards living in Canada, Cinco Jotas is not just a flavor, it also transports us to our land, our culture, and our family.  Chef Katie Button, Master Cellar Cristina Sanchez and the professional Master Ham Carver Zulima Esteban share with us their stories and personal link to this accla...

Anchovy and white anchovy : Tasty pintxos and tapas

Anchovy and white anchovy : Tasty pintxos and tapas

ANCHOVY VS BOQUERON Anchovies and white anchovies belong to the same species of fish, Engraulis encrasicolus, also known as "bocarte" or "bokarta" on the Cantabrian coast. However, these two terms are not used in the same way. While "bocarte" is used to refer to the Cantabrian anchovy captured or consumed fresh, the term...

GÜEYUMAR BRAISED PRESERVES

GÜEYUMAR BRAISED PRESERVES

GÜEYUMAR BRAISED PRESERVES Güeyu Mar’s Canned Chargrilled Products are the product of Abel Alvarez’s fondness for quality cans and his obsession with innovating. After many years of research, he has succeeded in canning the seafood that he cooks on his grill, keeping its impeccable flavor, aroma and texture. He started bra...

Picos & Reganas : The perfect match for your charcuterie

Picos & Reganas : The perfect match for your charcuterie

PICOS Y REGANAS  Picos y las regañás are the ideal pairing to many dishes of our gastronomy such as cheese or iberico charcuterie and wine pairing.   In fact, it is more than a simple accompaniment since between slice and slice, the “pico” clears the palate well and prepares it for a new one.   The regañá —or regañada— 1 is...

Travel to Spain through 3 cheeses: Idiazabal, Valdeon and Mahon

Travel to Spain through 3 cheeses: Idiazabal, Valdeon and Mahon

IDIAZABAL- BASQUE COUNTRY FAV Idiazábal is a classic, delicious, robust cheese recognized primarily for its rich, smoky flavor. Its origin is in nature, in the green landscapes of Basque Country. Idiazabal cheese is made with raw milk, exclusively from Latxa sheep's milk and / or Carranzana, pressed, hard paste and with mini...

Pulpo a la Gallega- Galicia Style Octopus

Pulpo a la Gallega- Galicia Style Octopus

PULPO A LA GALLEGA Galician-style octopus is a popular appetizer served all over Spain today. It originated in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia. It is very easy to prepare as our octopus is already cooked! So you just need to add olive oil and paprika. You can also add some boiled potatoes. We re...

Spanish Cheeses you need to know

Spanish Cheeses you need to know

Spanish cheeses you need to eat Spain produces well over 100 different varieties of cheese with each region offering up its own specialty. The type of milk used in the production which varies from region to region, the time of...

Iberico Meat: All you need to know

Iberico Meat: All you need to know

Iberico Meat... What makes them so special Iberian Pigs live free-range and exercise frequently. This way of living gives their meat exclusive properties. Iberian meat is veined with intramuscular fat, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and healthy as it helps to decrease cholesterol levels. This marbling textu...

Gilda: Everything you need to prepare this legendary pintxo at home

Gilda: Everything you need to prepare this legendary pintxo at home

  Have you tasted the legendary Gilda?  A green, salty and spicy pintxo inspired by the character played by Rita Hayworth in that movie.   It is made with 3 main ingredients: Piparras, Anchovies and Olives and it is super easy to prepare.  We bring only the best products to our Canadian customers so the success is assured! Piparras (Guindillas Peppers)  come directly from the Basque Country and they make a festive addition to any tapas spread, cheese plate, charcuterie platt...

The 4 reasons why Cinco Jotas ham is a luxury product

The 4 reasons why Cinco Jotas ham is a luxury product

The 4 reasons why Cinco Jotas ham is a luxury product Those who have tried Cinco Jotas know the exceptional flavor of this Iberico Ham acorn fed. This delicacy for the palate is the result of a great effort during breeding and in the exclusivity of its pigs.     But what makes Cinco Jotas unique?   1. Purebread Not all Iberico pigs are Black Leg. This black label is not a Cinco Jotas label, this label is provided by the government. In order to get this label, the pi...