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La Melguiza, the saffron boutique (Spanish) that drives the sheikhs crazy
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La Melguiza, the saffron boutique (Spanish) that drives the sheikhs crazy

They only sell saffron from Castilla-La Mancha, considered the best in the world, and from Teruel. To get a kilo you need 250,000 flowers; It has a very laborious manual process behind it and it is sold by the gram A pot of saffron from Castilla-La Mancha de La Melguiza. PHOTOS: ANTONIO HEREDIA La Melguiza It is a unique and very exclusive boutique store. It is located in a quiet and central Madrid street and sells saffron from Castilla-La Mancha -the most valued in the world- and Teruel; is acquired by grams (at 9 euros/gr approximately) and drives the Arabs crazy. "One day two young girls came, one Spanish and the other Arab; they started buying and left 22,000 euros. The amount was not passed on to us through the card's dataphone. Then we learned that it was a sheikh who was stayi...
The Tetouan bakery where the Chinese are going to take photos
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The Tetouan bakery where the Chinese are going to take photos

Begoa San Pedro started in the world of bread 20 years ago. From Madreamiga La Miguia, where he exhibits them as jewels, he has created a whole philosophy. They make more than 500 loaves per day Begoa San Pedro with some of his loaves and his table of breads. PHOTOS: ANTONIO HEREDIA To Begoa San Pedro (37) the bread thing came a bit by chance. "The parents of an ex-boyfriend had a baker, she took a job as a free clerk and I got in." Then the baker left and decided to give it a try. "I started taking courses and training ...". And the bars in that store on Jorge Jun Street began to fly. "Sell ​​more than 1,000 a day. There was not a single", she remembers sitting in her local in the Tetun neighborhood. That was 20 years ago and he's still on the same page. "Then the amounts of the...
Estela Gutiérrez, the ‘queen’ of puff pastry opens a pastry shop in Madrid
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Estela Gutiérrez, the ‘queen’ of puff pastry opens a pastry shop in Madrid

His father transmitted his love for puff pastry, a product that has become his identity. A couple of weeks ago he opened his store, Estela Hojaldre, and on Monday he was in second place in the Madrid Fusin Revelation Pastry Award Estela Gutirrez, in her new Madrid venue. JAVIER SALAS A little over two months ago, a store was vacated in its own building and Estela Gutirrez interpreted it as a sign. It was time to take the step and open his own pastry shop in Madrid. "I had not done it until now due to the pandemic, for fear of this situation, but there are trains that you have to catch when they pass," he reflects. A couple of weeks ago he opened his store, Estela Hojaldre, and yesterday, Monday he was in second place in the 2021 Revelation Pastry Prize of Madrid Fusin. "I am very fla...
Five finger-lickin ’empanadas
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Five finger-lickin ’empanadas

Zamburias, chicken curry, vegan version or tuna ... When they are made with care and good raw materials, they are a delicacy Empanadas from Moega. Classic or with somewhat more daring mixtures, the fame of the empanada continues to grow. There is a lot of offer, but not everything is the same. As with roscones or croissants, the difference between a good and a bad one is difficult to hide. Here are five addresses where they are made with care and the best raw material. MOEGAIt is small local from the Barrio de las Letras, they make delicious Galician empanadas. Manuel Cabana, its owner, opened the business in 2015 and since then his good reputation has only increased. Both the bread and the empanadas, which are sold by quarters, half or whole, are made by hand. "On a Friday or Satur...
With or without chorizo?  The great controversy with the Valencian paella arrives at the BOE
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With or without chorizo? The great controversy with the Valencian paella arrives at the BOE

The Official Gazette of the State publishes the resolution of the Valencian Government by which a file is initiated to declare the famous dish Well of Cultural InterestGiant paella from a contest in Valencia.JOS CULLARThat Valencian paella does not have chorizo ​​is something that Valencians know - and they strictly comply -, no matter how much chefs like Jamie Oliver try to contradict them. But, for the record and, above all, to protect the traditional dish that has achieved worldwide fame, the Valencian Government recently took the first step to declare the dish Asset of Cultural Interest. The resolution by which the file is initiated is published this Friday in the BOE. And that is how the great controversy surrounding paella has fully entered the Official State Gazette. Paella with ...
Jose Ynglada, Chef of Arahy: "Rajoy made me the best advertising campaign"
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Jose Ynglada, Chef of Arahy: "Rajoy made me the best advertising campaign"

The tuna temple on Calle de Alcal is always full. It does not have a website and its reserved areas are the most coveted in Madrid. They have just launched an "experience" in the form of a pack delivery. "This is a restaurant more on the right than on the left" Jose Ynglada is passionate about tuna. Luck has smiled on Jose Ynglada (51) many times - it could even be said that too many - in his life. "I have been awarded the lottery three times, I have been married to a wonderful woman for 28 years, I have two incredible daughters and I am passionate about what I do. I come home happy every day. "Your name may not tell you anything a priori, but if we add the restaurant Arahy and Mariano Rajoy to the equation, perhaps they will rank for something better."Rajoy made me the best advertis...
The Galician couple that sells their ‘signature’ legumes to the best chefs and the one that Inditex saved in the pandemic
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The Galician couple that sells their ‘signature’ legumes to the best chefs and the one that Inditex saved in the pandemic

Jose Iglesias and Luca Calvo opened the Luxury Pantry six years ago. Today their peas, beans and lentils are eaten at Celler de Can Roca, Mugaritz and Dani Garca. Pampering the land is its maximum Luca Calvo, yesterday, at the Despensa d'lujo estate. The day Inditex knocked on his door, Jose Manuel Iglesias (37) was working his land. It was Thursday, after 10.30 am. "They told me they wanted to see me and I told them I couldn't that day, that I was very busy." The meeting was held on Friday at the headquarters of the textile group, which is just 12 kilometers from its farm, "and go out with the contract under your arm"He remembers. They had known their 'signature' vegetables on Facebook, according to this Galician farmer, and they wanted them for the employees' dining rooms." They ha...
Ten restaurants to eat well in the surroundings of the Retiro
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Ten restaurants to eat well in the surroundings of the Retiro

Life around the capital's green lung is boiling. Gastro openings follow one another while classics from the area are renewed. There is a wide variety, but by no means all are what they are. Here is a route of great places to eat near the El Retiro park. Manero, the boutique bar next to Puerta de Alcal.MANEROThis chic tavern comes from Alicante where the (good) product is the only protagonist. The squid sandwich, the brioches - the lobster one is very popular - or the salmon and caviar bikini are some of the proposals at the Carlos Bosch store, a businessman who already has three stores in the Mediterranean city. Its offer of wines and champagnes is wide and very tempting. With an interior design signed by Lzaro Rosa Violn, nothing is accidental in its decoration with a neoclassical a...
Manero, the (new) trendy boutique bar in Madrid that reverses traditional tapas
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Manero, the (new) trendy boutique bar in Madrid that reverses traditional tapas

The squid sandwich, the brioches or the salmon and caviar bikini are some of the proposals from Carlos Bosch's place, who has brought from Alicante a concept where the product is the axis of everything The interior design of the premises is by Lzaro Rosa Violn. Manero enters through the eyes. Carlos Bosch's boutique bar has just opened near the Puerta de Alcal with its neoclassical air -signed by Lzaro Rosa Violn- and a friendly, rich, varied and very well executed menu. One year late due to the pandemic, its gourmet tapas come to Madrid from Alicante, where the businessman has made a name for himself with the restaurant El Portal (Alicante), Manero Alicante and El Singular."It's a bar boutique, the place where you can enjoy a gastronomy based on traditional Spanish tapas with a gourmet...