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The Simple Magic of White Anchovies (boquerones) from Spain

There are anchovies, and then there are boquerones. Our Matiz marinated white anchovies from Spain or boquerones are unlike any other seafood you’ve had. Plump, briny, meaty and unctuous, they are a flavor experience on par with fresh oysters or a very delicately done ceviche. Every month, we fly these boquerones in fresh from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seafood Picnic in Seconds

Seafood Picnic in Seconds

In Spain a Sunday excursionist is called a Dominguero.  Here in the US we call them picnickers. Those folks who spend their Sundays driving to the country to brave the the bees and ants and dine on a blanket on the ground. In Spain, they traditionally load up the trunks of their automobiles with everything needed to […]

Summer Fancy Food Show 2014 - Spanish Fiesta!

Summer Fancy Food Show 2014 – Spanish Fiesta!

This is one in a series of re-posts from past travels and events with Culinary Collective team members and vendors. 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 journey as much as […]