Chef of Aspen Restaurant (Madrid)

07/21/2014 - Outstanding disciple of Luis Irizar in Euskal Etxea (Madrid) and former head chef of restaurants such as El Chaflán, East 47 (Hotel Villa Real) and Europa Decó (Urban Hotel), the renowned Spanish Chef Joaquín Felipe is at the forefront of Aspen Restaurant in the exclusive neighbourhood of La Moraleja, in Madrid, where he continues promoting a Mediterranean and creative cuisine based on the quality and care of the market product treated with love and humility.

07/18/2014 - Researchers at the University of Jaén (UJA) have confirmed the presence in three varieties of extra virgin olive oil of nitrooleic, a fatty acid with a proven anti-inflammatory function, which prevents of atherosclerosis and other heart diseases.

07/17/2014 - "In the Arab world Noor represents light, the light that over the centuries has enlightened coexistence with influences in Spanish and Andalusian culture and cuisine". This seems to be the starting point of Spanish Chef Paco Morales' new proposal in his hometown, Cordoba (Andalusia). Noor Restaurant is starting to develop during this month of July and will conclude with its opening next spring.

07/16/2014 - The European Commission (EC) adopted yesterday a communication which encourages member states to seek ways to improve the protection of small food producers and retailers against unfair practices of its trading partners, much stronger in many occasions.

07/15/2014 - The Regulatory Council of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Oliva de Mallorca, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) and the Balearic Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Territory presented yesterday in Palma de Mallorca a Guide for the Sensory Analysis of PDO Oliva de Mallorca, an interesting instrument dedicated to the olive industry and for those experts and consumers who want to know more about this product.

07/14/14 - South Korea seems a competitive market and a good bet for olive oil despite not being a product consumed daily as it is in the Mediterranean Basin. Indeed this last years more and more olive oil is purchased, gaining more ground, as stated a study of ICEX Spain Export and Investment.

07/11/2014 - For the second year in a row Spain's Tapas Trail will take place in New York from 14 to 21 July aimed to promote Spanish food products in the city of skyscrapers.

Chef of Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao

07/10/2014 - Josean Alija (León, Spain, 1978) began his career at the tender age of 17 and during his professional track he has found himself working in some of the best restaurants of the world such as El Bulli or Martín Berasategui, which helped him to model his own style which moves seamlessly between modernism and minimalism, described by Chef Paul Bocuse as “one of the best kitchens I’ve tried in my whole life”.

07/09/2014 - Few days are left for the launch of a new issue of Mercacei Magazine, which includes content and articles with a strong international character. So, we pay special attention to the Japanese initiative Olive Japan; we perform an exotic trip to Willow Creek Olive State, the largest olive plantation in South Africa; we embark on the great adventure of the Canadian writer Julie Angus, through her book Olive Odyssey; and we review the successes of Spanish EVOOs in the "World's Best Olive Oils" project, the most expected and also feared ranking by producers around the world.

07/08/2014 - The International Olive Council (IOC) has recommended to its member countries to take steps to ensure that flavored oils are properly labeled in accordance with current regulations and future measures.