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food from spain in westchester?

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yeshana Jul 12, 2007 01:40 PM

just returned from spain. i would like to find some of the spanish amazing quality sardines and anchovies. never had anything like that in the states. also, even the cheap olive oil and vinegars were delicious. olives not in vinegar but marinated in fish(anchovies and tuna?)
where can i purchase to savor my memories?

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    spa RE: yeshana Jul 12, 2007 02:34 PM

    This isn't all that helpful, I know, but I rely on tienda.com

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      yeshana RE: spa Jul 14, 2007 02:03 PM

      the site looks good. i went to trader joe's and apple farm and found quite a bit! 2 types of tuna, olive oil and a vinegar! i'll start with that. of course, spanish wine is everywhere, just not the 4.00 bottles that were great in barcelona!

    2. Marge RE: yeshana Jul 12, 2007 02:44 PM

      Zeytinia in Croton has the wonderful Spanish tuna in oil, sardines and anchovies.

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        bob gaj RE: yeshana Jul 12, 2007 03:49 PM

        (sorry to hijack, but....)

        if anyone knows a place to get jamon serrano in westchester, please post about it!

        no one responded to the 'any jamon serrano in dutchess?' so i'm looking further south.

        tks....

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          laylag RE: bob gaj Jul 13, 2007 04:46 PM

          Bob, if you go even further south to Harlem, Fairway has it.

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            Marge RE: bob gaj Jul 14, 2007 09:10 AM

            I've actually gotten it (pre-sliced and pre-packaged though) in Shop-rite in Croton.

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              Ora RE: Marge Jul 15, 2007 09:31 AM

              If you ever want the "real deal" head to Despana in NYC.

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                bob gaj RE: Ora Jul 15, 2007 11:42 AM

                thanks - i do plan to go to despana sometime in the next month when i'm in the city, and have that and some churros (i heard they've started making them) for lunch one day...

                that's interesting that a shop-rite carries it. pre-sliced isn't good, but it does beat 'not at all'.

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                  jon RE: bob gaj Jul 16, 2007 02:48 PM

                  they definitely have it in turco's because i've bought it there.

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              Marge RE: bob gaj Sep 27, 2007 04:47 PM

              Just saw jamon serrano (on sale) at Zeytinia in Croton today.

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              RawTunaFan RE: yeshana Sep 27, 2007 08:32 PM

              MINT in Tarrytown carries a boatload of Spanish fare. I've had Manchego, drunken goat's cheese, olives, etc... If you request something from one of the owners sometimes they bring it in. They even bring in Guava juice from Hawaii. While there, you have to try the Roast Chicken marinated in saffron and other yummy herbs for Take-out. Outrageous!

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                yeshana RE: RawTunaFan Sep 28, 2007 04:31 PM

                thanks, i live right on the irv. border of tarry. i use mint often for catering, etc. I haven't looked in a while. The anchovy marinated olives are actually the thing we miss the most- no vinegar- delicious. I think Hassan will cater thanksgiving for us- we have 16 coming and he said we could have our choice of natural/organic, etc. turkeys and i love some of his sides.

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                RawTunaFan RE: yeshana Sep 27, 2007 08:33 PM

                And yes, Despana in Queens last I remember has the best selection of Spanish foods.

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