Hello! I'm new here. I found this forum because I was looking for spring onions (scallions, green onions) on google. It seems they don't sell them anywhere in Spain
I'd apreciate if anyone could help me.
About the corn flour. I used to work with a colombian girl and she used to use it for making "arepas" (delicious stuff), you can find it in South American shops all over Madrid. Just ask for "harina de maÃz".
You may easily find "escalonias" or "cebolletas", they are very common.
Corn flour is also easy to find. There is a couple of brands "DoÃ±a Arepa" and "P.A.N." in white and yellow variants, it's used mostly by south-americans. In the north of Spain it's much common, specially in Galicia and Asturias to find local corn flour.
Maizena is corn starch, so don't let them give it instead of corn flour,
Has anyone found cream of tartar in a major Spanish supermarket? (There's no American or British stores up here.)
Cremor Tartar (Potassium bitartrate) is not common in spanish kitchens, but it is used for egg stabilisation in baking. You may substitute it with the equal amount of lemon juice (and reduce other liquids accordingly).
In Mercadona they sell "Gasificante Litines" (a mix to make soda). It has two separated components, "Acido TartÃ¡rico" (tartaric acid) and "Bicarbonato SÃ³dico" (sodium bicarbonate). Just use the envelope with "Acido Tartarico"
You may find similar mix in any Pharmacy, just ask for "sobres de gaseosa".
Got another one: HAND SANITIZER. When I'm away from home, I'm NEVER without hand sanitizer. Can this be found easily in Spain? Or at least disinfecting hand wipes?
In any Pharmacy you may find hand sanitizer, hand wipes, etc..
Hmm...I wonder what the rate of food poisoning cases are....you know honestly I just hope that I can find a place with good food...as long as I don't get sick (I hate getting sick), I will try to make the most of it....and try not to think too hard about the rest. Could be easier said than done though.
I've been living in Spain for 40 years an I never had any kind of food poisoning.. except for an occasional alcohol intoxication.. LOL