Madrid Food Guide: Where the Locals Eat

What makes Madrid such a great place to visit? Apart from the weather, history, culture and the affordability, there is also the food! Check out our Madrid Food Guide to find out what special, Spanish dishes the locals eat and where they eat them. Before we move onto the Madrid Food Guide, let’s just revisit the list of reasons noted above as to why you would visit Madrid. The weather is magnificent and although a little warm in summer, it … Read More

Valencia a Great Place for Special Spanish Dishes

Is Valencia worth visiting to enjoy special Spanish dishes? Absolutely. It’s home to Spain’s most famous dish as well as six Michelin-starred restaurants. Valencia is Spain’s third largest city and sits on the Mediterranean Coast. It has a warm and sunny climate. Much of Spain’s brilliant produce grows in the area surrounding this grand, old city. So, yes, it is a great city to visit as a tourist and not just for the food and wine. The old, city center … Read More

5 Tapas Recipes to Create Your Own Tapas Menu

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Our tapas menu of 5 great tapas ideas for your next Spanish themed dinner party. These tapas recipes or easy Spanish appetizers make perfect casual dining. This Spanish tapas menu with 5 great tapas ideas is perfect for your Spanish themed dinner party. Great casual dining with friends and family. This Compass & Fork menu features 5 great Spanish tapas recipes perfect for entertaining at home. All these tapas recipes are easy to prepare and cook. Enjoy some relaxed Spanish … Read More

Simple Grilled Calamari Recipe for Easy Cooking at Home

Fresh calamari is healthy, tasty and easy to buy. This simple grilled calamari recipe is possibly the easiest and quickest meal you can put on the table. There are so many ways to cook fresh calamari. I love to eat deep fried calamari or pan fried calamari when I go out and I often do. But who wants to cook that at home and clean up all the mess after frying? For easy cooking at home, this simple grilled calamari … Read More

How to Make Spanish Albondigas: An Easy Meatball Recipe

Here is an easy meatball recipe – Spanish style. Cooked in a rich tomato sauce with classic, Spanish flavors, albondigas are hearty. A great 1-pot dish. Albondigas may not be a word many people outside of Europe know of. I certainly didn’t before our visit to Spain. In fact, the word albondigas, derives from Arabic. Food culture and migration is such a fascinating subject. Simple to make and from everyday ingredients, the meatballs gently simmer away in a rich and … Read More

Portobello Mushroom Recipes: Spanish Garlic Mushrooms

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Welcome to the world of Spanish tapas, now so popular around the world. If you are looking how to make delicious garlic mushrooms look no further than these easy Spanish Garlic Mushrooms. Ready in just 15 minutes, full of Spanish flair and made from everyday ingredients, Spanish Garlic Mushrooms are great as an appetizer or a light main meal. Or, in combination with some other dishes, why not follow the Spanish culture and serve garlic mushrooms as part of a … Read More

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