A feast at a Basque cider house! [VIDEO] Apr 14, 2017

I’ve drunk a lot of Spanish cider in my time. We serve in on some of our tours, and I’ve stood agape and watched as waiters pour it from a great height directly into a glass in...

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Best Places to Eat in Chamberí Neighbourhood – Gourmet&Tips Mar 25, 2017

About three months ago, a friend, Roger Casas, who owns a production company, got in touch. He said, “Hey, I know you know a lot about where to eat, drink and make merry in Madrid. And I...

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5 Must-Try Spanish Wine Styles! [Video] Jan 18, 2017

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One of the true joys of living in Spain is the chance to drink Spanish wine! There’s so much variety, amazing quality and it’s so reasonably priced....

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Cheap & local seafood in Madrid May 02, 2016

What do you think about when you think about the food of Madrid? That’s a curly question that tends to stump people on our food tours. Often guests say paella, or perhaps tapas...

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What is Spanish ham? And how to buy the best? Nov 12, 2015

Spanish ham is like wine. It’s one of life’s great pleasures… mysterious, rich, delicious and… very frustrating. Like wine, the more you learn about jamón, the...

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Paella, sangria, churros… 5 Spanish food myths busted! Aug 20, 2015

Do Spaniards drink sangria? Are churros for dessert? Where can I get a good paella? Great questions!

When tourists hit Spain, they want to eat! And damn right, too! The food in this country is...

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Expert tour of the Real Madrid Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Jul 18, 2015

I know, I know. This blog is supposed to be about stuffing our faces with tapas, and drowning in Rioja. But, if you’ll permit me… After living in Madrid for five years, I realised I...

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What are tapas? And how to eat tapas like a Spaniard! Apr 20, 2015

What are tapas? Ha! It’s a trick question. Because there’s no easy answer.

Here’s the thing. I remember about two years ago when I was giving a tapas tour in Madrid for my...

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La Matanza: A Traditional Spanish Pig Slaughter Jul 15, 2014

In a world of shrink-wrapped sirloin steaks and lips-and-hooves sausages, it’s refreshing to go back to the source of our meat. A matanza, or traditional Spanish pig...

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A tasty pit-stop in Madrid’s Antón Martín market Apr 14, 2014

Two things I adore in this world: bars and markets. Each is a great leveller; a place where people crowd together, drawn by the most basic human needs – food, booze and the chance to see...

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Madrid Uncorked: DO Vinos de Madrid. What did we taste? Jan 25, 2014

THIS AND ALL OTHER PICS IN THIS ARTICLE ARE COURTESY OF MADRID BLOGGER CASSANDRA GAMBILL.

The El País piece kicked off with a gag. “Wine from Madrid? But where are...

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Marisquería La Paloma – Fresh seafood in La Latina Dec 15, 2013

Calle Toledo is one of those streets. Gagging with fumey traffic, lined with a grungy potpourri of odd-bod shops, internet cafes, open-all-hours fruit stores and bars so crusty, so...

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