Silvia Roba

Silvia Roba BIO:
Silvia Roba is a tireless traveller who has visited many far-flung corners of the world offering us her accounts of what she discovers there. But it is in Madrid where she feels most at home. She is a top-class journalist, lover of sports, fine food and living life to the full.

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Category: Food & Drink, Shopping
May 17, 2022

Ultra-specialisation is here to stay. This month, as Madrid hosts Gastrofestival, its most important culinary event, we’ll be taking a look at some of the shops in the city devoted to a single product. There’s an endless range of flavours and aromas!

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April 19, 2022

We can find some of Madrid’s master artisans working among leather, papyrus scrolls, book looms, and presses, determined to make the hands of time stand still as we turn the pages of the books they bind. Madrid is home to book presses where age-old hand-binding techniques are used to make truly unique editions. These guardians […]

Category: Food & Drink
April 12, 2022

In the most literary month in Madrid’s calendar, we’ll explore all of the streets and squares that were once a haven for the great writers of the Spanish Golden Age. Many of their taverns and restaurants hearken back to years gone by. Others have embraced modern times but remind us that here and now, like […]

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March 22, 2022

A large part of Madrid’s history has been witnessed by the marble tabletops of its coffee shops which, since the start of the 19th century, have enriched cultural life in the capital by hosting regular philosophical debates. Many others have followed suit, and it’s time to pay them a visit.

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March 11, 2022

Feeling clay between your hands can be quite an experience. Madrid has numerous studios where master artisans work with it to express themselves, but also to make their knowledge of a centuries-old trade accessible to others. Their lives unfold against a backdrop of kilns and potters’ wheels.

Category: Food & Drink
February 8, 2022

It’s midwinter, and there’s nothing we feel like more than a hearty bowl of stew. Luckily for us, we’re in Madrid. And if there’s a dish that represents the capital it’s cocido. This delicious meat and chickpea stew will be the star of a culinary itinerary which, from 15 February to 31 March, will bring […]

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January 25, 2022

No one can resist a sweet treat, and even less one made from cocoa. Dotted around the city are plenty of artisan chocolate shops and patisseries that use only the finest ingredients. Read on to discover master chocolatiers whose creations are pure indulgence guaranteed to send your taste buds into overdrive.

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