Five Shots: Food in Madrid Famous market in Madrid for fresh foods, wines, and exotic fish. 1. Cherries 2. Green Olives 3. I don’t know. You tell me. 4. Mozzarella balls 5. Spaniards love their ham. 6. Jamón ibérico. In Italy it is called prosciutto. 7. A typical lunch 9. Red Prawns and Sardines 10. Swordfish 12. Olive delight 13. cheese and peppers The colors and sights and sounds of the crowded market was a highlight of visiting Madrid. Share this:TwitterMoreEmailFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 27 thoughts on “Five Shots: Food in Madrid” Add yours Fourth photograph down: Baby eels? Reply Aaahhh. Great guess. I think the creamy sauce is crab. But eels sound right. Reply Angulas in Spanish, and elvers in English…a delicacy that originated from the Basque region. Reply Ok! Thanks for solving the mystery. Are Angulars similar to eels? I am going to have to look it up. Reply Terrific shots! The food has such vibrant color – I know that the ham is legendary, but it’s the seafood I love love love – thanks for sharing! Reply You are most welcome, my friend. Reply Yes, Cindy. Angulas are baby eels! Reply Your photos are terrific, as always! Reply I appreciate your input! Thanks, Rafael. Reply I’m late to this, but the others are right. Elvers. Here’s a link to confirm https://www.dreamstime.com/photos-images/elvers-cooked.html Great food shots, Cindy. I’m jealous of Madrid, must go there one day. “NO PASARAN!” (If you don’t that one, look it up on Google…) 🙂 Best wishes, Pete. x Reply Hey, thanks, Pete! I’ve learned something new which is always a good thing. Still not sure I’d eat them, though. Just like taking their picture. 😉 Reply Lovely photographs. I’m a little less enthusiastic about some of the food though. Reply Why I’m drawn to photographing fish, I don’t know, but their shine and shapes and eyes are interesting and macabre. Truth be told, there are only a few varieties I like to eat. Reply Some nice takes, here Reply Thanks, Derrick. 🙂 Reply Looks like you are spoilt for choice with so much great fresh food and wine here, great photos, makes me feel hungry 🙂 Reply Paul, I’d eat the Mozzerella balls and the cherries, but can’t say I’m a fan of the fish and olives. But they make excellent choices for photography! Reply Delicious photo’s though I might pass on swordfish 🙂 Reply I turned the corner and there “he” was in all his horrifying glory. Reply That swordfish looks very cheerful minus a body. :). I always look forward to your photos. Reply Hi, Ian. A macabre subject. I don’t know why I am drawn to taking snapshots of fish. They are scary looking. They always seem to have a story to tell. Reply Those cherries look incredible. I wish I wasn’t allergic. Reply I wonder how long it took to line them up for display? There must have been hundreds, perfectly placed. I love the color red in nature. Reply That would be one thing I fear … will I find food I like. Most of that looks great. Reply I’m so hungry looking at this. Reply As I stayed in universities who rented us rooms to stay in, provided traditional college meals, big bowls, sharing bread and eating salads, soups, and the Spanish stew, spicy and delicious with three meats. . . I think if it has fish included, it is “paella.” 🙂 We had dinners in a “Grotto” and hotels, and local restaurants. Reply Awesome. Your trip sounds wonderful. I would love to go back and visit –and Portugal, too! Reply I ♥ comments. Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.