Happy Mother's Day: Meet our team and their best selection for beloved mom

Happy Mother's Day: Meet our team and their best selection for beloved mom

OUR TEAM Mother's Day is just around the corner. It's the perfect time to emphasize your appreciation for her.  "Men are what their mothers made them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson  Here are some of our gentlemen working in ARC IBERICO IMPORTS and the best item selection from a wide array of Spanish products to surprise their mom....

Semana Santa in Spain

Semana Santa in Spain

Semana Santa Easter is one of the most important events of the year in Spain. This is a celebration to honour Jesus' ultimate sacrifice and spend time with your family.  What is Easter in Spain like? In Spain, Easter is locally well-known...

International Women's Day: Meet our team and their favorite products

International Women's Day: Meet our team and their favorite products

OUR TEAM We'd like to introduce you to some of the women that work at ARC IBERICO IMPORTS on this special day. We are delighted to have such a diverse group of people working with us. REBECA Rebeca take care of offering the finest experie...

Tuna & Piquillo Peppers: 3 easy recipes

Tuna & Piquillo Peppers: 3 easy recipes

THE BEST DUO Red piquillo peppers and premium tuna is an amazing combination! You will no need nothing super fancy to create super tasty tapas with these duo. Here are some ideas TUNA AND PIQUILLO PEPPER EMPANADA You can use puff pastry f...

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...