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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paul and Pippa New Flavors Lady Carrot Don Manchego Tomato Bravo

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 […]

Puremiel Organic Raw Honey from Spain

Sweet Valentine’s Day Gifts for your Foodie Valentine

You’re a last-minute Valentine’s Day shopper, no? We’ve all done the February 13th run to the drugstore for the suspiciously discounted heart-shaped box of chocolates made from chocolate from goodness-knows-where. If you and your love are foodies the other 364 days of the year, then why make Valentine’s Day any different? Gourmet chocolates and sweets […]

Making the perfect cheese board with Spanish pairings

How to Create the Perfect Cheese Board

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for – the most anticipated day of the year… it’s national cheese day! Other than chocolate, bacon, and pizza, I’m willing to bet that when people name the food they can’t live without, cheese is at the top of that list. We’re cheese-worshippers around here too, which is […]

Why Does Honey Crystallize?

Why Does Honey Crystallize?

Why does honey crystallize? And does the crystallization affect the flavor or quality of the honey? These are questions we get often about our Puremiel Organic Honeys. Honey is made up of water along with fructose and glucose, two sugars that occur in varying amounts and contribute to the sweetness of the honey. Glucose has […]

The Sweetness of Organic Honey

The Sweetness of Organic Honey

Apiculture, the art of bee keeping has been around for thousands of years. One of the earliest depictions of humans stealing the precious gold syrup was found on a Mesolithic rock from about 7000 BC in Valencia, Spain. The drawing was used for a stamp to honor this long tradition. The etching is that of […]

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 […]