Cool Food For Hot Weather

We have air conditioning at Paris Madrid Grocery, and baby, it’s cool inside the shop!    Stop in and linger while picking up ingredients for picnics this Seafair weekend. Warm temperatures mean padrón pepper season is in full swing.   These diminutive peppers...

Fresh Padron Peppers Arrive!

Padron Peppers Are Here! The first delivery of Padron peppers arrived in the shop yesterday, officially signalling the end of Padron pepper drought.    Our crop is grown in West Seattle, and picked once or twice weekly as the season progresses; peppers don’t get...

Clay Cookware Season, Terrific Riojas

Serious cooks understand how clay cookware transforms an ordinary dish.    Onions or garlic which burn easily in a metal pan will confit slowly in a clay cazuela over low heat.      Chicken or pork browns beautifully in clay and develops a succulent crust.    And talk...

Weekend Snails & French White Wines

Nothing seems more emblematic of French cuisine and culture than escargot. Surprisingly, the consumption of snails can be traced back thousands of years. The shells of these land mollusks have been discovered in the caves of prehistoric man, indicating snails have...