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Peruvian soul food with a conscience

21 January 2018

In the darkest days of Spain’s financial crisis, Catalina Lescano Álvarez and a team of unemployed women from Peru and Colombia set up a little restaurant in Madrid’s Oporto neighbourhood. Going by the name of Sabores del Mundo, it was a brave and passionate project with two key objectives: to create employment for immigrant women and to provide a filling meal every day to vulnerable members of the local community.

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Fun Falafel: the 24-hour falafel joint

12 October 2016

There’s a new addition to Madrid’s well-established Middle Eastern corner. Fun Falafel is a simple no-frills eatery owned by a lovely couple from Lebanon and Morocco, and it’s open 24 hours a day.