Cheers! Where to Drink Sangria in Madrid

Sangria is to Spain what ice cold beer is to the States—quintessential! Spanish wine punch is the perfect summer drink—smooth, sweet, refreshing and boozy. While traditionally made with Spanish red wine, no two recipes are the same. Dating back to the Roman Empire, sangría was a combination of red wine and whatever alcohol and fruit was on […]

What Is Carrillada?

Beef Cheek

Carrillada: Heaven on a Plate Carrillada de Ternera = Braised beef cheeks Carrillada Ibérica or Carrillada de Cerdo = Braised pork cheeks Whether beef cheeks or Iberian pork cheeks, carrillada is a star of Spanish cuisine. The relatively lean, moist cut of meat that comes from the (you guessed it) cheek of the animal is […]

What Are Croquettes?


Croquettes: Spain’s Minor Obsession With Fried Leftovers Croquettes are a heavenly invention– especially ham croquettes in Spain. But the Spanish aren’t the only people to make these delicious fried goodies. Croquettes are simply a breadcrumbed and fried roll of food leftovers, usually bound with bechamel sauce or mashed potatoes. They are popular in countries all […]