We Found The Coolest Cookbook Library At A Winery In Spain

At Blecua, culinary tradition is essential
Feb 21, 2013 2:01 pm

We were recently in Spain, where we hunted for truffles with a dog named Tito and discovered one of the country’s great hidden wine regions, Somontano in the country’s northwest corner. The majority of the wineries there are operated by Gonzalez Byass, one of the country’s leading sherry bodegas, who invested heavily in the region in 2008. One such investment was in a cookbook library at Blecua.

Heineken Steps Up Its Bottle Design Game At Arco Madrid Art Fair

Spanish designers rethink the iconic packaging
Feb 12, 2013 12:02 pm

Earlier today (the afternoon in Madrid), Heineken hosted a lunch with world-traveling cool-spaces photographer Todd Selby to help celebrate the release of some very out-of-the-box bottle designs.

26 Reasons Why We're Blown Away By The Food And Drink Of Spain

Chef interviews, recipes, wines, city guides
Feb 8, 2013 2:01 pm

We hesitate to call ourselves “experts” of anything here at Food Republic. Much like you, we’re constantly striving to stay up to date on all things food and drink. That being said, we think we’ve got you covered pretty damn well when it comes to Spanish cuisine.

Eating And Drinking Around Somontano, Spain’s Great Hidden Wine Region

In search of old towns and modern wines in Aragon
Feb 5, 2013 4:02 pm

Somontano is a rural stretch of mountains and foothills located in the northeast corner of Spain. It’s a region of great climatic contrasts, breathtaking natural beauty and some pretty spectacular wine making. But it's sort of hiding up there next to Rioja.

Walking The Forest With A Spanish Truffle Hunter

Digging for fungi outside Sescastilla, Spain
Feb 1, 2013 10:03 am

Contributing Editor Matt Rodbard has been traveling around the Somontano wine region in the northeast corner of Spain. Here’s a report from a wild truffle hunt, where he meets a very special dog named Tito.

The Illustrated Kitchen: How Many People Does It Take To Dress A Salad?

A visual guide to the world's great food proverbs
Jan 24, 2013 1:02 pm

Our illustrator-slash-gastronome David Navas is back with another piece of original food art, just for Food Republic. And you. Here, he channels his native Spain and illustrates a Spanish proverb that dates back to the 1850s, when it started to appear in cookbooks. 

Andoni Luis Aduriz Takes The Fusion Of Food And Music To A Good Place

Mugaritz chef has big ideas on food-plus-rock
Jan 22, 2013 11:01 am

There’s beat boxing, uni harvesting and the snipping of wild edible flowers. There’s drumming, airplane rides and some heavy flourishes of so-called molecular gastronomy. A newly released documentary (and companion book and album) called Mugaritz B.S.O. is most certainly an ambitious project from Andoni Luis Aduriz of San Sebastian restaurant Mugaritz — and a collaboration with musician Felipe Ugarte.

17 Things You Might Not Know About Sherry

Get smarter about Spain's great fortified wine
Jan 15, 2013 4:02 pm

We talk a lot about loving sherry here at Food Republic. Tempted to get in on it? You might need a primer before you start. Or you might already have fallen for the fortified and sometimes oxidized wine from Spain and been burning with questions you never thought you could ask. Either way, here are 17 facts to boost your sherry smarts.


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