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DON'S TRAVELS

LA TIENDA'S FOUNDER, DON HARRIS, REFLECTS ON THE FASCINATING CULTURE & CUISINE OF SPAIN

My Visit to the Piquillo Pepper Harvest

DON'S BLOG

My Visit to the Piquillo Pepper Harvest

Character matters, not just with people, but with food as well. Traveling across Spain, I have seen it again and again - how the special location, climate and culture of a region shape the character of every artisan food we offer, just as they shape the people who inhabit the area. The perfect example is the pimiento del piquillo, the phenomenal wood-fire roasted pepper of Lodosa.

The area...

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Artisan Saffron

PRODUCT STORIES

Artisan Saffron

Beautiful, fragrant saffron is the essential ingredient to paella, and many other classic Spanish dishes. These valuable threads impart a golden hue and deep, aromatic taste to any dish it flavors. Saffron is the stigma of the crocus flower, laboriously plucked by hand and toasted to perfection.

Our saffron comes from a small family supplier from the town of Minaya. It was rated as the...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Navarra

Navarra is exceptionally beautiful -- especially to the north where it meets the high Pyrenees along the border of France. The soaring peaks, deep valleys, bucolic pastures, swift rivers and bubbling streams that flow through thick forests of oak and beech are very appealing. It is a romantically pastoral landscape with many cattle lazily grazing. We like driving the back roads to visit quaint...

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The Byways of Galícia

ITINERARIES

The Byways of Galícia

Many people are unaware of this Celtic region in northwest Spain, north of Portugal. With bagpipes, rias / fjords and rolling green hills dotted with cows, Galícia reminds many people of Ireland. The Gallegos are distinct down-to-earth people. There is some evidence that the Celts of the British Isles migrated from this part of Spain. This compact itinerary we found very satisfying. We were in...

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