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Matiz Sea Salt: From ancient Roman times to our tables

Salinas San Vicente Matiz sea salts are produced by Salinas San Vicente. Situated on the southern Atlantic coast of Spain, in the province of Cádiz. San Vicente uses ancient saltpans first established during Roman times. Sprawling out along the Caño de Sancti Petri, a shallow marine channel that winds along the coast, these broad indentations […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring in Spain with Our Amazing Gourmet Producers

Spring in Spain with Our Amazing Gourmet Producers

This is one in a series of re-posts from past travels by Culinary Collective team members. 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 the ultimate destination – […]