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Best Neighborhoods in Madrid for the Foodie

Best Neighborhoods in Madrid for the Foodie November 14, 2011 | Food | Read More
A glass of bold red wine, a plate of fine sliced ham, a crisp salad bowl dressed to perfection… Need I go on? A trip to Madrid is the ideal destination in which to unleash your inner foodie. Though the Spanish capital is teeming with places to tickle your palate, the neighborhoods of Sol, La...

Where to Take Out of Town Guests for Dinner in Madrid

Where to Take Out of Town Guests for Dinner in Madrid October 26, 2011 | Food | Read More
If you’re entertaining in Madrid, you can’t go wrong with a restaurant that is traditionally Spanish and either totally fun (like Champagnería Gala or Museo del Jamón) or historically significant (like Sobrino de Botín). Within its cavernous walls that channel medieval Spain, Sobrino de Botín...

Sandwiches in Madrid

Sandwiches in Madrid September 21, 2011 | Food | Read More
There’s a sandwich – fillings placed between two slices of sandwich bread – and then there’s a bocadillo – fillings placed between a Spanish-style baguette (crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside) sliced length-wise. While you’ll run across sandwiches in Madrid (go to sandwich chain...

Late-Night Dining in Madrid

Late-Night Dining in Madrid September 19, 2011 | Food | Read More
If you enjoy eating late, then you will feel right at home in Madrid, as what many people call late-night dining anywhere else is just considered, well, simply dining here in Madrid. Most Madrid restaurants don’t even open for dinner until 8:30 or 9:00 pm. Then the local crowds don’t usually sit...

Traditional Easter Sweets in Madrid

Traditional Easter Sweets in Madrid April 17, 2011 | Food | Read More
Around Easter-time, torrijas appear in bakeries and pastry shops throughout Madrid. These tasty, traditional sweets consist of thick slices of bread soaked in milk and ground cinnamon, soaked in beaten eggs, and then fried in olive oil. Afterwards, they are either soaked in a sugar syrup or simply rolled...

Basque Food in the Spanish Capital

Basque Food in the Spanish Capital March 26, 2011 | Food | Read More
The Basque Country in northern Spain is known as a culinary hotspot. Since the rise of Basque chefs in the 1980s like Juan Mari Arzak and Karlos Arguiñano, Basque cooking has been one of the peninsula’s most highly regarded cuisines. But what exactly is Basque food? Basque food uses lots of fish and...

Madrid’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Madrid’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day February 4, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
Forget the Eiffel Tower, and say hello to the capital of Spanish passion! It’s time to borrow a page from the Lady and the Tramp playbook, and say yes to dripping candles, checkered tablecloths, playful smooching, and above all, your sweetheart for a fun and romantic Valentine’s Day with one of these...

Food Universe: Gastrofestival in Madrid

Food Universe: Gastrofestival in Madrid January 23, 2011 | Events, Food | Read More
Madrid again proves its mettle as a world capital of food with the Gastrofestival Madrid 2011, which focuses on food as a sensory experience and food in the arts. From January 24 to February 6, diverse food-related events will take the capital by storm, including: • Cheese tastings at the Mercado...

Chocolate and Churros: A Taste of Madrid, Spain

Chocolate and Churros: A Taste of Madrid, Spain December 9, 2010 | Food | Read More
Want to try a special-occasion Madrileño breakfast, or savor a calorie-laden evening treat? Then go on and order a cup of chocolate and a plate of churros at one of Madrid’s churrerías. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, Spanish churros are thin loops of dough that are fried and then piled...

Turrón: A Taste of Madrid, Spain

Turrón: A Taste of Madrid, Spain November 20, 2010 | Food | Read More
It’s time to bring out the sugar for the holidays! So why don’t we start with a slice of turrón? Turrón is a type of Spanish almond nougat customarily eaten as a Christmas sweet. It is traditionally made hard with whole almonds or soft with almond paste. However, turrón is now made in flavors...
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