COCIDO MADRILEÑO

One of the selection of dishes, that go by names such as cocidos, guisos, estofados, caldos, etc,  that could suffer being counted among ‘tapas’ is Madrid’s signature dish. It’s not paella, it’s not a cold tomato soup, nor is it cured pig meat. Rather it is part of a family of Spanish dishes which is…

JAMÓN

El mejor amigo del hombre no es el perro. Es el jamón. (Man’s best friend isn’t the dog. It’s the pig.) – Manuel Benitez Ok. So this is a big one. If paella is the country’s most indicative dish, then this, jamón, is undoubtedly the most famous product. It is a religion unto itself. Football,…

CHORIZO

“In every respectable household in Spain, they make as many chorizos as there are days in the year: 350 for their own consumption and 50 more for days when they have guests.”  –Alexandre Dumas Arguably Spain’s most widely-known and easily-found meat product, chorizo is a dish synonymous with the words red and sausage. But that…