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Food Markets in Madrid
I must tell you about the food markets in Madrid. I went to three.  One was a tourist hot spot that was in all the ‘Visit Madrid’ books. It was an old iron-framed market place that had been upgraded and re-styled.  It was called Mercado de San Miguel.
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Cooking Skills - Knife Skills

Cooking skills:  Where and how you start to learn to cook is likely to vary but there are basic skills and lots of them. One of these is knife skill.  You need to build up confidence and develop skills in knife handling.  The basics are constant, used over and over again, even in some quite complicated dishes. The photographs in this article illustrate basic knife skills you need to learn.

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How to roast chestnuts

Chestnuts:

What is the difference between chestnuts and conkers?

How do I roast chestnuts in the oven?

Do chestnuts have any food value ?

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Cooking Skills - Basic Ingedients

Basic ingredients need to be understood.  Which ones are dry, which are wet, which are perishable, which will keep, which need chilled storage, which are Fair trade, Free-from, Light and so on.  

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