In an otherwise very good article on Spanish cooking in the SF Chronicle's food section this week, the writer slighted the Rock of Gibraltar Comestibles in Menlo Park by leaving it off the list of shops to find specialty ingredients.
Spanish chorizo and jamon serrano? The Rock's got them. Pimenton de La Vera? It's got it. Bomba rice? Ditto. Pequillo peppers for stuffing, Spanish tuna in olive oil, sherry vinegar? Si si si.
As a die-hard advocate of doing business with the noncorporate locals, I was really disappointed to see Gibraltar ignored. The shop's on Alma Street next to Iberia restaurant. I'm champing at the bit to try some of the Chronicle recipes, and I know where to go for ingredients.