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After 25 years living in Madrid and several years bringing tins of “Flageolets Verts” from France, I’ve only just found out that over here they’re called Alubias or Fabes Verdinas, that they’re cultivated in Asturias and that I can find them in the centre of Madrid.  I used to love them, simply accompanied by the Sunday roast juices!

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The beautiful market where I’m going to go to buy these beans is called San Miguel Market.  It’s the only surviving market in Spain today with an iron construction, built in 1916, and it’s actually considered of cultural interest.

https://www.facebook.com/MercadoDeSanMiguelSan Miguel Market, Madrid



Plaza de San Miguel, s/n 28005, Madrid (+34) 915 42 49 36

de 10:00 a 24:00 horas
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