Tag Archives: Spain

Issue No. 31: Wood Fire Roasted Piquillo Peppers

In the last two decades, piquillo peppers have taken the culinary world by storm. From nowhere they became the darling ingredient of chefs across the world, including Michelin-starred gastronomic titans Alain Ducasse and Ferran Adria. What’s different about piquillos from nearly every other vegetable making it big time (I’m talking to you, kale) is that […]

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Issue No. 14: Selecting Ortiz Tuna

Decades ago, chefs used to select their preferred tuna batches in person at Ortiz’s cannery, Spain’s highly esteemed fifth generation tinned fish titan. Batch tasting is still a common practice among cheesemongers; in fact, it’s a specialty of some exporters like Neal’s Yard Dairy and Essex Street Cheese, but for some reason it fell out […]

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