Cooking and Baking Tools


CAZUELAS (earthenware casseroles)

13 1/2-inch terracota cazuela

I use this size cazuela for arroz al horno (hearty baked rice), braises (chicken, fish…)


Set of 4 (6 inch) terracota cazuelitas

These are perfect for tapas and small servings



These are the paella pans I use:

Garcima 26-inch (65 cm) carbon steel paella pan A relatively large paella pan too large for my stove, I use this pan when cooking outdoors. It will feed 12 to 20 people depending on the serving size


Garcima 18-inch (46 cm) carbon steel paella pan  This is the largest paella pan I use on the stove, staggered over two burners


Garcima 16-inch carbon steel paella pan  A very convenient paella pan for my stove, I use this one outdoors as well


Fagor 15-inch enameled steel paella pan  This is my go-to pan for everyday paella cooking on the stove


Garcima 13-inch (32 cm) enameled steed paella pan This pan is the right size for my stove largest burner. It feeds about 4 people, but we’re usually more, so I don’t use it very often. However, it would be perfect for a small family, or for practicing your paella making ?


Garcima Round Open Fire Tripod 12-inch  This tripod is perfect for cooking paellas over an open fire, and it’s a good size for a medium paella pan of 15 to 22 inches


Garcima Round Open Fire Tripod 16-inch  This tripod is perfect for cooking paellas over an open fire, and it’s a good size for a large paella pan of 20 to 26 inches



Mirro Stainless Steel Food mill    You’ll find mutiple uses for this food mill, from making apple sauce to fruit or vegetable purée. I use it to thin sauces and stocks, and to prepare tomatoes for gazpacho (it removes tomato peels very effectively)


Littlepiano Piping Tip   This tip makes beautiful roses in cake decorating


Home Papa Russian Piping Tips  7 tips for flowers, 2 for leaves (for cake decorating)


Braun MQ725 Multiquick Hand Blender, Black I use a Braun immersion blender, a similar model to this one. I like it because it comes with a chopper attachment, a 20 ounce beaker and a wisk attachment, making it very versatile. I use it for purées, for sauces, for gazpacho





Altura Tabletop Mini Tripod  Can be used with DSL camera or with smartphone (with attachment)



Smartphone attachment for tripod with remote control  This fits in my hadbag and it’s great when I’m out or traveling


Memory Card Carrying Case with Cleaning Cloth  I take tons of photos and I need a place to organize my memory cards. I love this one in purple, the color of Mama Ía blog

Pack of 2 Memory Card Carrying Cases with Cleaning cloth If you, like me, have a lot of memory cards to store

Nikon D5500 Camera DX-format Digital SLR Dual Lens Kit w/ – Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens  The model I use is D5100, and older version of this one (yet I paid more for it when I bought it!). For food photography, I use the 18-55mm lens. When I’m on the go, I use my iphone6 Plus, but I always travel with my Nikon camera

2-Pack of ecoEfficiency Replacement Nikon EN-EL14 EN-EL14A Battery for Nikon DSLR Cameras
I never start a photography project without 3 fully charged replacement batteries. I learned from my own mistake! You don’t want to have a recipe ready to be photographed and run out of battery, food doesn’t wait (imagine if it’s ice cream!)


Manfrotto MKCOMPACTLT-BK Compact Tripod   This is the tripod that I use. I love it because the ball head allows me to easily and quickly move the camera from landscape to portrait and overhead in a simple move





Canónigos, machê, corn salad or lamb’s lettuce seeds   A delicate baby salad you won’t even have to cut. It’s common in Soain, but hard to find in the Midwest, so I grow my own


Fresh German thyme  I grow it in my garden, potted, so I can transfer it indoors in the winter months. It’s the closest herb to Valencian pebrella I have in Northamerica. Used in many meat dishes, sprinkeld on salads, or in marinades for olives and cheese


Nielsen-Massey Orange Blossom Water   I incorporate a teaspoon of this into many of my desserts. It makes a difference!


Nielsen-Massey Pure Orange Extract, 4 oz



Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract, 8-oz



Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa Powder, Dutch Processed, 25 oz in a resealable bag I like to use dutch processed baking cocoa in my baking


Vinagre de Jerez, Sherry Vinegar Stronger and thicker than other vinegars, it marries perfectly well with extra virgin olive oil for dressings and cold soups



Squid ink, Tinta de calamar, 4gr x 8 sachets This is an indispensable ingredient to make arroz negro, black rice, as striking in looks as it is delicious




Pimentón de la Vera Sweet


Pimentón de la Vera Hot


Pimentón de la Vera Bittersweet 



Carbonell Extra Virgin Versatile, I use it for cooking and for salads


Núñez de Prado Extra Virgin, great for salads


Dehesa de la Sabina, USDA Organic Extra Virgin I use this one mostly on salads


Betis Low Acidity Spanish Olive Oil Great for cooking




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