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Spanish food in the US.

At Carmen and Lola we love our country, Spain. We love our food, our culture, our History, our people. And we are proud about it. We want to share with you through food our passion, our feelings, our ideas. We want to show the US what a great country we have, we want you to know everything, beginning with food and continuing with wine, nature, traditions. Come with us and we are pretty sure you'll fall in love with our country as we do. At Carmen and Lola we are  importers and distributors of Spanish food in the US since 2011. Based in Miami we serve thousands of restaurants, hotels and supermarkets in the South Florida area but we also ship daily hundreds of orders throughout the country to homes and professionals. From cheeses, to hams and cured meats, chorizo, seafood, vegetables, sweets, beverages and much more. Just tell us what you are looking for and we’ll probably have it. Come with us and enjoy the ride. We promise you'll love it. Bienvenido.  
  • Best Spanish sweets for Holidays: how to choose them

    Spanish sweets are a culinary tradition that comes from the Arabs.

    Turron settled down in the country around XV century. It makes Holiday Season the sweetest moment of the year in Spain, but marzipan and polvorones also have something to do with that. If you are not familiar to them, read these brief tips and learn how to choose the best Spanish sweets for your table.

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  • Paella: the art of mastering rice

    Spanish Paella, something more than food for tourists

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  • The Spanish Mediterranean diet

    Have you heard about the Mediterranean diet before? We don’t blame you if your mind probably goes to pizza and pasta from Italy, or hummus and pita from Greece. These dishes don’t exactly fit into any healthy dietary plans advertised as “Mediterranean.” A true Mediterranean diet consists mainly of fruits and vegetables, seafood, olive oil, hearty grains, and other foods  Continue reading

  • A little taste of Spain

    Have you ever wondered what are the special ingredients that bring Spain to your table? Yes, Serrano ham and Iberian ham are definitely a main character in this story, but what about the rest? Let’s see how much you know about Spain. Continue reading

  • Christmas baskets with a Spanish accent

    We have been telling you almost every single thing about Spain, its culture and its tradition. Now, that Christmas is coming, ever wonder how they spend the Holidays?  Or importantly, what do they eat?

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  • Lunch + Eating Healthy: What to know?

    On a daily basis, we require organization. But, we also need to think about eating healthy! Do you sometimes wake up too lazy to cook lunch? We understand, we do not always have enough creativity to try to make varied and most importantly, tasty and healthy!

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  • Mother’s Day gifts you’ve never thought of giving before

    What if this Mother’s Day instead of being just lovely, you go healthy? You want the best for her, right? Give mom a big dose of tocopherol, carotene and polyphenols. Seriously. Sounds awful, but the truth is these weird names are known because they are linked to cancer prevention. And what is the best food to prevent not only cancer, but also heart disease and diabetes? Something with antioxidant properties, high on good cholesterol, with a unique aroma and golden color. Any idea what is it?

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  • Carmen and Lola is now Idea Gourmet Foods

    5 years after landing in the U.S, Carmen and Lola is coming up with a brilliant new Idea. We are now the Spanish brand of IGF, Idea Gourmet Foods. And we are really happy! We love these Venezuelan guys. But, wait...  Who are they? Let's make the official introduction!

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  • Saint Patrick food love story

    There are always some love stories here and there going on in Saint Patrick's Day. Let me tell you our favorite one: when Irish beer fell in love with Spanish food. Surprise! There are some Spanish cheeses and deli meat that pair amazingly well with Irish beers. This year, turn green into yellow and red. Read more for our Saint Patrick food love story.

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  • Thanksgiving around the world

    For Spaniards, the fourth Thursday of November just means another day in the office, cold, darkness, probably rain or even snow depending on what part of the country you are. It's true that every year more and more retailers celebrate Black Friday, but nobody has imported the delicious turkey yet. But Spain is just a small country in the corner of Europe, and there are many other places in the rest of the planet where Thanksgiving is celebrated. Let's take a look at Thanksgiving around the world. Where and when is celebrated.

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