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El Corte Ingles, Madrid

El Corte Ingles, Madrid

What to buy here: Majórica pearls | Paella basics.

- Majorica pearls. Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but pearls come in at a close second. Good thing, then, that you can score some for a decent price while on your trip to Spain. Majorica, a company started in 1897 on the island of Mallorca, produces its world-famous pearls by following a process similar to their development within an oyster. The man-made pearls, which closely resemble the natural version, consist of a solid glass-ball center that is covered layer by layer with a special paste made of various organic marine products (such as ground up mother of pearl and even fish scales). Employing expert techniques and other carefully guarded methods, Majorica is able to produce the ultimate pearl. The resulting perfectly rounded gems have a shine and iridescence not found in nature. The pearls can be purchased alone or in settings as earrings, rings, necklaces and more. Price: starting from 20€.

- Paella basics. Why not take a little bit of Spain’s world-famous paella back home with you? OK, so you can’t exactly take a doggy bag in your suitcase, but you can at least return with the ingredients. Part of what makes paella so especially delicious is the type of rice that grows in Valencia’s Albufera – the fresh-water lagoon that the rice fields call home. This unique variety of rice is a fundamental ingredient because it absorbs all the flavors as the broth bubbles and reduces. Also important to paella creation is the paellera – the flat pan used to cook it. The paellera not only ensures that the rice cooks slowly and evenly, but, if done right, allows for the creation of the highly coveted crust on the bottom of the pan - the socarrat. Between the pan, the rice and a killer recipe, you should be on the right path to making your own authentic paella. Price: Rice (arroz bomba): starting at 3€ per kilo; Paellera: 5€ - 70€+.

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Occasionally open on Sundays.

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Sight Name: El Corte Ingles
Sight Location: Madrid, Spain
Sight Type: Shopping
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