March 13, 2013

Madrid. October, 2009

Fabada Asturiana, the fabled bean and meat stew of northern Spain. We’d loved it at a Madrid restaurant a few nights earlier. And I guess we’re not the only ones, because look! Here in a Madrid supermarket -- all the ingredients you need to make it, conveniently packaged for one-stop shopping. The big, meaty alubias (beans), essential to the dish, can be more expensive per pound than steak if you use the traditional fabes de la Granja. Certainly they are the most expensive component of this package of beans, bacon, chorizo and blood sausage. Once again, desafortunadamente, we were without a kitchen and unable to cook up our own fabada.

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