Spanish Olive Oil 101

How to pick the best olive oil

One of the best food experiences we had in 2012 was definitely our trip to Jaén to learn all about the extra virgin olive oils produced in the region. It was an intense two days of Spanish olive oil 101, but we loved every minute of it! We didn't have much time to become … [Read more...]

Best Bites of 2012

Homemade pasta with white truffles

My favorite food experiences from the past year. We are already more than a week into 2013, but it feels like just yesterday I was stuffing grapes in my mouth as the clock struck midnight. After an "early" Spanish New Year's Eve disco night (we got home at 8:00 a.m. and I'm … [Read more...]

Castillo de Canena: Tradition Meets Passion

View of Canena, Jaén

Falling for the tastes of "Spanish Tuscany" After our visit to the surreal almazara (olive oil factory) Cortijo Ángulo, I couldn't imagine anywhere else in Jaén coming close to being as impressive. But our visit to Castillo de Canena in what is considered "Spanish Tuscany" … [Read more...]

Los Sentidos Restaurant: A Feast for the Senses

postre Los Sentidos Linares Jaén

The extra virgin olive oils we tried in Jaén are worthy of drinking, so it is important that the restaurants that use them highlight their flavors instead of masking them. A slice of homemade bread with a drizzle of bright green Picual and sea salt would do it justice, or a … [Read more...]