Castillo de Canena Olive Groves

Castillo de Canena: The Best Farm Practices Make the Best Olive Oil

  Deep in the hills of southern Spain, in the province of Jaén in a small town called Canena, the Vañó family has been growing olives and making olive oil since 1780. Brother and sister Francisco (Paco) and Rosa Vañó are the latest visionaries behind their small family company, Castillo de Canena (translated as “Castle […]

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How to Get Spicy with Matiz Fiery All i Oli

To say that we’re big fans of spicy food around the Culinary Collective office is an understatement. Although Spain isn’t known as the epicenter for hot and spicy, the Spaniards do love big bold flavors, which includes spicy garlic and hot pimentón. When our company came out with Matiz Fiery All I Oli, we all […]

Rey de la Vera Pimenton

Spanish Pimentón and Fruit Bar Producer Goes Carbon-free!

Spanish company Sanmel-Biovera, producer of Culinary Collective’s Rey de La Vera Pimentón and Matiz Fig and Apricot Bars just announced that their business is now carbon-free, using 100% clean energy produced without carbon emissions or nuclear power. Owner of Sanmel-Biovera, Iván Sánchez says that “We believe that using 100% clean energy is an important step in the […]

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Ten Different Ways to Use Spanish Olive Oil

You finally decided to go for it. You’d been eyeing that bottle of splurge-worthy golden green Spanish extra virgin olive oil for some time now. You know the one, it sits right above the olive oil that you usually buy, but this one taunts you with its beautiful packaging and “Made in Spain” label, and […]

Matiz Sardines with Salsa Verde Tapa

Celebrate World Tapas Day with Nibbles from Spain

Today, June 16th, 2016, is the first annual World Tapas Day! It’s a day to celebrate all things tapas, which are those irresistible little nibbles served in bars all over Spain. They are more than what Americans call appetizers. They aren’t just food, but a cultural and social phenomenon. Tapas are so much a part […]

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Three New Flavors from Paul and Pippa Biscuits

We’re excited to share that Paul and Pippa Biscuits from Barcelona are adding three new scrumptious flavors to their family of biscuits. Welcome Don Manchego, Tomato Bravo and Lady Carrot Cake to the Paul and Pippa family. This little start-up bakeshop has done it once again – they’ve managed to fit big, robust flavors into […]

Matiz Tinned Seafood

Tinned Seafood Makes Picnics Easy

The sun is shining, it’s a late-spring-ish afternoon, and it’s just too pretty and warm to sit inside and eat. It’s the perfect excuse to pull out a blanket, call a few friends and get outside. I love picnics, because they are so forgiving to those of us who happen to love elegant food but […]

mucho gazpacho

New Product: Mucho Gazpacho

Andalucía in the summer is hot. I mean 100-degrees-feet-in-the-baby-pool hot. The south of Spain is known for many things – bullfights, Flamenco and white-washed seaside villages… but also for its hot, dry summers when afternoon siestas suddenly make an insane amount of sense. Andalucía is also the same place where the cold blended vegetable soup known as […]