Puremiel Honey Collecting

The Buzz on Puremiel Organic Honey: Following the Flowers for Five Generations

It is spring in southern Spain. The Andalusian sun is scaling the sky, coaxing the folded buds of lavender into blossom. And along a dusty track, deep among the stubbly peaks of the Sierra de Grazalema, Puremiel Organic Honey owner Alfonzo Gutierrez Beltran is walking towards his beehives. He is in the process of moving […]

Zócalo Organic Kañiwa Grain Peruvian Ancient Grain

Zócalo Organic Kañiwa Grain from Peru Wins Silver sofi Award for 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that our Zócalo Organic Kañiwa ancient grain from Peru has won a sofi™ Silver Award in the pasta, rice, grains category in the Specialty Food Association’s 2017 sofi™ Awards competition! This is the second sofi win for Zócalo Kañiwa, with a silver awarded in 2011. A sofi is the top honor […]

Matiz Tortas de Aceite Olive Oil Flatbreads from Spain

Matiz Tortas de Aceite – Made by Hand in Sevilla

  Tortas Gaviño, the bakery that makes our Matiz Tortas de Aceite, is a family company that has been making traditional southern Spanish sweets in Sevilla for over a hundred years. It wasn’t easy to find an artisanal bakery to meet our exacting standards in creating the lightest, flakiest and most flavorful torta, but Tortas Gaviño […]

Castillo de Canena First Day Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2016

Castillo de Canena First Harvest Olive Oils for 2016

Any olive oil company worth its olives knows that the best oil comes from an early harvest. Olives are harvested when they are firm, green and unripe, before basking too long in the sun when they turn shades of purple and develop flavors that would ruin what we’ve come to love from a good extra […]

Zocalo Flours Purple Corn Sweet Potato Mesquite gluten free

Creative Flours for Creative Cooks

Whether paleo, organic, gluten-free, grain-free or just flavor-obsessed, people are increasingly seeking out alternative flours for a variety of reasons. Our Zócalo line of flours are truly unique – flours for cooks and bakers who want creative solutions that also happen to come through on flavor and nutrition. Each colorful flour has its own personality […]

Paul and Pippa Coconut Valley with Chocolate Spread

Perfect Pairing Ideas for Paul and Pippa Biscuits

The first comment we hear about these biscuits is usually “Oh, what cute packaging!” And, while the packaging is surely a show-stopper, the reaction that follows is the one we enjoy the most, “Yum!” Paul and Pippa founder Veronica Escuer just happens to be a perfectionist in all areas of her Barcelona-based company, from getting […]

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 […]

Matiz Fiery all i oli spicy aioli Spanish Catalan

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 […]