Saturday, July 21, 2012


almejas a la plancha
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One of the most frequented restaurants we go to when in Madrid is O´Caldiño. It is a galician styled restaurant, where tapas are truly based on what you drink and eat, as well as your repeat business. The boy and I went back maybe three times in the week we where in Madrid.

almejas a la plancha

and we ate like kings. Above sauteed clams.
below on the house croquetas and meatballs

croquetas y albondigas

Gambas a la plancha

gambas a la plancha

caldo gallego

caldo gallego

caldo gallego


stewed muscles


Ensaladilla rusa and pintxos (on the house)

ensaladilla rusa

and my favorite pulpo a la gallega (octopus)

pulpo a la gallega

If you are in the neighborhood would stop in.

with bread

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid

blurry san miguel
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The Market (Mercado) of San Miguel in Madrid is a redone market with tremendous vendors, ham, cheese, fish, meat, wine, beer. Anything and everything to stock your larder or eat out.

The last time we went we scored a variety of foods. Of course ham, Iberico de bellota


We had some oysters, that were the brineiest I've ever tasted

plato de ostras con vino

You can almost imagine the salt on these


We had some paella rice (all of this shared between 3)


and some pork rinds (chicharron)


We love this market and hit it every time we are in Madrid. Fun place with great food.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cocido Madrileño

cocido madrileno
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I took the boy to Spain to spend some time speaking spanish. While in Madrid we decided to have some proper cocido. This is a dish that is all cooked in the same pot, but the ingredients are then served in sequence.
It starts with the cooking liquid, with small noodles, pretty much an awesome noodle soup. Served in a large soup dish, and accompanied by a selection of pickled peppers and olives.

cocido madrileno

The amount of soup could easily have been an entire meal, actually that is true of every portion of this meal. (we ordered for two!)

caldo y fideos

I ate two bowls of soup before the next plate arrived, the garbanzo beans with potato, carrot and cabbage


Everything was perfectly cooked. We remarked that the potato in particular was spectacular. Very flavorful and perfectly cooked. I think it is easy to throw everything in a pot but the skill is to have each ingredient cooked appropriately not under or overcooked.
Soon after the garbanzos the meats arrived.


Chicken, pork, morcilla, bone marrow, beef shank all super tender and delicous, and bountiful.
I was about to blow up satisfied and starting to bust into the meat sweats, yet the boy ordered dessert.

lemon sorbet

A lemon sorbet.

A great meal, good service.

Taberna de Buenaventura
Calle de Hermosilla, 69, 28001 Madrid, Spain

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Farming practices: Sky Full of Bacon

Great Video from a great series. Enjoy