Chef José Andrés, widely regarded as Spain’s top culinary ambassador (and our 2012 American chef of the year), announced today via a release that he’s launching a line of packaged foods "that capture the flavor, life and passion of Spain." They’ll be available for purchase online this summer, and will be on the shelves at select food stores by the end of June.
"I believe in tradition and innovation, authenticity and passion," Andrés said in the release. "Spain is a fascinating mix of people, languages, culture, and food, but if there is one thing all Spaniards share, it's a love of food and drink. My friends there are some of the finest artisans who share in this love, and I can't wait for you to try their creations."
The line will include olive oils and vinegars, "naturally preserved" seafood tapas (most likely canned), tapas party "basics" including chips and toasted breads, olives and capers, kits for making paella at home, and vegetable preparations that are also "naturally preserved."