Breakfast, Spanish style

Growing up in America, you were undoubtedly told time and time again that breakfast is ‘the most important meal of the day.’ This pearl of wisdom — so many times uttered by mothers and grandmothers — seems to seldom be heeded by most people, though. It’s puzzling how Hollywood movies typically portray the traditional American family as always having breakfast together on weekday mornings, the mother often having woken up hours before to prepare...

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Have a Craving? Where to get American food in Madrid

Let’s face it: despite the amazing cuisine that Spain has to offer, as an American, sooner or later — and maybe sooner than you think — you’ll find yourself craving some of the flavors from back home. It’s true that initially you’ll be more than happy to try anything and everything that comes your way — from cocido madrileño to oreja a la plancha, from morcilla ibérica to callos. Of course, being in a foreign country and trying all the local...

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Spanish Cuisine: 3 Recipes to Master

Without a doubt, one of the best aspects of living in Spain is the food. The Mediterranean countries are famous for their particular cuisine, which makes use of fresh ingredients blended together perfectly in simple recipes. Strong flavors such as extra virgin olive oil, cured ham, garlic, paprika, red wine, and others are used to create the signature taste that makes dishes from this part of the world instantly recognizable. Lying...

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3 good, inexpensive restaurants in the center of Madrid

As you’re probably well aware of, Spain is famous for its world class gastronomy. A mix of fresh ingredients, locally-grown products, and simple, yet tasty recipes has made Spanish cuisine one of the best-known in Europe, and perhaps even the world. Not only this, but in comparison to the United States, in Spain you can eat very well for not a lot of money. Of course you can break the bank eating out if you want, but there’s certainly no need...

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Craving a Burger? American Restaurants in Madrid

One of the best things about living in Spain is undoubtedly the country’s famed Mediterranean diet, and for a number of reasons. First of all, Spaniards take eating very seriously and dedicate a great deal of time and effort to preparing and enjoying quality cooking. Also, meals in Spain are ritualistic and almost sacred, and the idea of a quick bite to eat is almost nonexistent. Furthermore, much emphasis is placed on fresh ingredients. Spain...

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