Today we close the route of the most ghostly Madrid with more interesting legends: The ghost of Carboneras. It is said that a nun of the convent of Corpus Christi or the Carboneras always went promptly to the refectory to pray the rosary. The problem is that he also did it after he died. The […]

If something can not be missing in a tavern worth are good croquettes. Ham, cod … in a thousand ways and ways, are some of the most demanded delicacies. But it is a dish that also has its history. Its name comes from the French word croquer, which is anonomatopeia of “crunch”. From croquer the name evolved to […]

As in other historic cities, markets have always had a very important role in Madrid. Today we will focus on three of the most representative, and that are in the environment of El Anciano Rey. The market of La Cebada. It was built on land that was used to store the barley for the King’s […]

One of the typical sweets to taste in Madrid are the pestiños. His story is very old. In classical Rome a similar sweet was made that was taken in the Saturnalias. They were called “frictilia”, and were cooked with wheat flour, fried in lard and bathed in honey. But the most certain thing is that […]

Manchego cheese is one of the most recognizable and recognized flavors worldwide of Spanish cuisine. Its origin is in La Mancha, a region that was baptized by the Arabs as Al Ansha (land without water) and that extends from Toledo to the Sierra de Cuenca and from the Alcarria to Sierra Morena, occupying 34,380 square […]

And we continue with our tour of the most famous spectrums of Madrid. Here are a few more: The doctor’s daughter. It seems that a doctor, Pedro González Velasco, unintentionally ended up with the life of his daughter by administering a cure for typhus that he had prepared. Deranged by grief, he stole the corpse […]

One of the dishes that can not be missed in a tavern in Madrid are the “broken” or “crashed” eggs. It is a traditional dish that, of course, can not hide its Spanish origin in any way. In fact it was very common in the most humble social classes, but given its exquisiteness it soon […]

Madrid also has its tradition of ghosts. Most, of course, live in buildings and emblematic places, some of which are very close to El Anciano Rey de los Vinos, like the ones in the Palacio Real that we talked about in a previous post. So to help you plan a ghostly tour of Madrid, in […]

Another of the typically Spanish dishes, and a classic in any tavern, are “patatas bravas”. These are potatoes accompanied by a spicy sauce called “salsa brava”. The name alludes to the power of the spicy sauce. To cook them, the potatoes are cut into irregular cubes, and then they can be fried, cooked in water, […]

Serrano ham is, surely, the great symbol of Spanish cuisine. And it has a very long history. Already in the time of the Celts the pig was considered an indispensable animal for food. On the other hand, before the arrival of the Romans, the Iberians already produced hams and sausages. In fact, this was the […]