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Seafood and Spinach Paella by Sydney Kramer of Crepes of Wrath

Easy Paella Recipes for National Paella Day

Americans use many different words when describing Spanish paella. Words such as “heavenly”, “hearty” and “comfort food” but they also use words such as “intimidating” and “complicated” when asked about making it.  How can a one-pot meat and rice dish inspire such conflicting emotions? We must admit, this breaks our Spanish hearts a little bit […]

Chef Varin's modern play on the traditional bread and chocolate tapa from Spain - using Blanxart Chocolate, Arvum Sherry Vinegar and Matiz Sea Salt.

Foods and Wines From Spain and Culinary Collective Team Up for Spanish Food Events

December was a whirlwind for Culinary Collective – not only were we busy in the warehouse fulfilling holiday orders, we also had the amazing opportunity to participate in some wonderful events hosted by Foods and Wines from Spain. On December 17th they hosted a special “Day of Spain” educational event for the students at Seattle […]

Matiz Paella Rice gets Fancy in Bend

Matiz Paella Rice gets Fancy in Bend

by Betsy Power Last weekend I found myself in Bend, Oregon. Late evening. Suffering a popcorn coma from a movie outing. Attempting to work it off, I was wandering the streets of my unfamiliar surrounding when BAM – a whole window of Matiz rice stopped me in my tracks. Bags of the stuff lined the […]

How to Make the Best Paella

How to Make the Best Paella

Have you ever had a good paella? No, I mean a really good eyes-roll-back-in-your head paella? There are a million different recipes out there for paella. Some with chicken, some with seafood, veggies, and others with a virtual kaleidoscope of ingredients – everything from beans to snails and beyond. Some recipes are simple and others […]

A Peruvian Primer

A Peruvian Primer

This is one in a series of re-posts from past travels by Culinary Collective founders Betsy Power and Pere Selles to Spain and Peru. Culinary Collective travels the world to find the very best gourmet traditional foods, supporting small producers who have strong ties to their lands and their communities. We hope you enjoy the […]