Would you ever guess that Jamie Bissonnette, the curator of the Spain Box, used to be a serious vegan but is now a star tapas chef and charcuterie expert? Or that he was obsessed with French cuisine before finding his passion for Spain? Here, we get the inside scoop about the Spain Box chef’s history and how he transitioned from punk rocker to the professional kitchen.
This month, we’re traveling back to Europe and the Iberian Peninsula to discover Spain! A country rich in culture, flavor, and flair, Spain’s best-known dishes are famous for incorporating local ingredients with foreign influences and flavors. Try The World’s Spain Box, curated by Chef Jamie Bissonnette, offers an incredible glimpse into this country’s delicious cuisine.
While brainstorming with Cervantes Ramirez of New York City bar The Ship, Powell created a series of cocktails using the Spanish fortified wine Sherry. This one incorporates an egg yolk to create what’s known in bar speak as a flip.
There’s no reason to limit eating Christmas-time desserts to the holiday season. Plus, it’s a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into many dishes. Here are 4 ideas to get you started.