The Mercado San Miguel was featured in the Madrid episode of No Reservations. This was the first meal I ate in Spain. Galician percebes, or (gooseneck barnacles), elvers (baby eels), cockles (berbecheros) and of course the famous jamon Iberico Bellota (the black hooved, acorn fed ham from the Dehesa). If you should find yourself in Madrid, visiting this market, near the lovely Plaza Major, is a must.
At Foods from Spain we are interested in just that, excellent food products from the countless, wonderful and varied regions all over Spain.
However, at the end of this San Isidro week celebration, the one week a year that is so wholly and unabashedly dedicated to myMadrid, I thought it only fitting to cap things off and welcome the weekend with one last ode to this great city.
This video, found on the Foods from Spain YouTube channel, takes visitors on a tour of the city’s beautifully restored and iconic San Miguel Market, which just celebrated it’s 100th anniversary on May 13th, with a concert performed using instruments made out of vegetables by the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra.
Nestled in the heart of the city next to the Plaza Mayor and the Plaza de la Villa, Mercado San Miguel is a beautiful building, a bustling market, and…
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