Welcome back at
Spain Recipes' Newsletter!
This issue of our newsletter is completely
devoted to Christmas! Hohoho! ;-)
Christmas time is here once again, and it's
time to discover Christmas in Spain. To help you do so, we've prepared some
interesting content that will help you enjoy an extraordinary Spanish Christmas
New articles & Recipes
Spanish Recipes:The turkey, the true culinary symbol of Christmas, is
giving way to the capon, the pularda, the guinea-fowl and other foreign
products that are conquering Spanish tables. Find out what's on spanish
tables during Christmas!
Christmas Table: Need some help setting your christmas table? We give
you some interesting tips!
Using up your
Christmas leftovers: Once Christmas is over, you end up with lots of
leftover food... Will you just bin it? Nope! Learn how to finish off with
them and have fun!
Christmas Sweets: Spain's gastronomic wealth comes to its pinnacle at
Christmas time. It is a time for parties and celebrations, and also for big
meals with, of course, typical Christmas sweets. These are exquisite,
traditional recipes, many of which have centuries of history - something not
to be missed at this time of year.
Escudella means "bowl," and in Catalonia it is the name of a big stew-soup,
escudella i carn d'olla, usually made for Christmas. The rustic taste of
this stew is evident in the bones and feet, whose gelatin give such an
unctuousness to the dish, and in the rough vegetables such as cabbage and
turnips that were so common in the mountains and hills.
typical Christmas dessert has been added to our
Spanish Ingredient Directory. Find out more on this sweet wonder and
forget about diets until January!
This time of the year is about sharing with
your friends and family. Then why not sharing with them your passion for Spanish
cooking and culture? Check out our selection!
Christmas in Spain Gift Basket
This tempting gift basket is overflowing with the very best
of unique Spanish holiday treats. From traditional shortbread cakes to
Spain's super thick hot chocolate, these products are an ideal way to share
the warmth of Spain with family and friends this holiday season.
- Mantecados and Polvorones Chirstmas
cake sampler. These traditional treats have been made by hand since
1860. Great for breakfast or dessert with a cup of hot Spanish coffee.
- Chocolate a la Taza by Valor, a Tienda
favorite! Just break off a few squares and melt them into simmering milk.
You will have the most incredible thick creamy hot chocolate you have
- A generous bar of Alicante turrón (almond
brittle) made of 70% Marcona almonds, bound together with orange blossom
honey. It is made by hand in the kitchens of 1880, makers of the finest
Christmas candy since the 18th century.
- Another gourmet turron bar, this time
a soft Jijona, also made by 1880.
- A sampler of gourmet Spanish cookies
in a decorative box.
- Santa Teresa traditional membrillo
quince preserve - the best in Spain!
Traditional Paella Kit with 'PAELLA' Cookbook - Packed in Gift Box
This kit has all the tools you need to start
cooking, and the book, Paella, Spectacular Rice Dishes from Spain by
Penelope Casas, gives you great instructions and recipes on how to complete
this delicious Spanish dish. We have prepared a very special gift for lovers
of classic paella from Spain. This Paella Set includes:
- Calasparra Rice (2.2 lbs.) - the
venerable strain grown in the mountains of Murcia;
- Hand picked select grade Saffron
- The celebrated pimenton de La Vera
smoked paprika (2.47 oz) which adds depth to your broth;
- All natural fire roasted Piquillo
peppers (7.9 oz) from Lodosa - scarce as they are flavorful;
- Shrimp bouillon adds to the flavor,
- A bottle of excellent Extra Virgin
All of these ingredients are placed within
a premium quality traditional 15-inch paella pan made of steel with riveted
handles. Recipe included.
Deluxe Tapas Gift Box plus 'Tapas' Cookbook
Tapas have been a tradition for centuries in
Spain; why not introduce them to your friends and family with this beautiful
gift box! They are no effort to serve, just slice up the ingredients and you
are ready to go. And this collection is non-perishable, so the box can be
gift wrapped and stored at room temperature.
This box will serve 10 people. It holds:
- a package of imported sliced Serrano
- one mild chorizo imported from La
- one hot chorizo imported from La
- a 1 pound Cantimpalo chorizo for
- a salchichón sausage --similar to
Spanish chorizo, but without the smoked paprika;
- three jars of premium olives (mixed,
cracked and anchovy stuffed);
- a jar of premium Marcona almonds --
unique to Spain, they are truly the best almonds in the world.
- a jar of fire-roasted piquillo peppers
- Plus a hand painted ceramic platter
Merry Christmas to all of you!