Category Archives: Barcelona

Suquet de Peix

Suquet de Peix is a Catalan fish soup or stew, popular in Valencia and the Balearic Islands, as well as Cataluña. The word suquet comes from the verb suquejar to release or secrete juices and peix is Catalan for fish … Continue reading

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Fideuà

Fideuà is a Valencian dish, similar to Paella (specifically Arroz a Banda), but made with pasta instead of rice. Pasta is a traditional Spanish food, though most people associate it more with Italy or China. The Chinese were probably the … Continue reading

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Lamb Testicles

I was walking past a local butcher, this week, and spotted Lamb Fries, a colloquialism for lamb testicles. They were selling at £4.49 per kilo, so I bought 6 for £2.95! Lamb testicles are fairly unusual in this country today, … Continue reading

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Pizzeria Italiana

Last week I was looking at nearby towns to visit in Maresme. I’d been through Canet de Mar many times on the train, but when looking out of the window, all I saw was the beach on one side and … Continue reading

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Sant Joan

The biggest festival in Cataluña is Sant Joan (St. John), which takes place every year on 23rd and 24th June. This is also a celebration of the summer solstice (albeit two days late), Sant Joan having been born (according to … Continue reading

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Restaurant Diagonal

I was back in Pineda on Wednesday and went straight to Diagonal – an interesting restaurant that I’d noticed previously. As I mentioned before, Pineda de Mar, is about a 30 minute walk from Calella. Initially the two towns meet, … Continue reading

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Restaurante Capote

On Tuesday I had lunch at Restaurante Capote in Arenys de Mar (sands by the sea), three train stops south of Calella and heading in the direction of Barcelona. This is an old Catalan town dating back to the Greeks … Continue reading

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Ibèrik’s Restaurant

I had a fabulous lunch in Pineda de Mar at Ibèrik’s Restaurant on Monday. I took a walk to Pineda, the next town along from Calella, which takes about 25 minutes. There’s no visible border between the two towns, but … Continue reading

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La Coqueta

On Wednesday I had lunch with Julia and Nookie in Barcelona. They took me to a charming bar called La Coqueta. Julia particularly likes this place because they cater for carnivores and vegetarians. I liked the look of the menú … Continue reading

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Restaurante Marisqueria Pepet

On Tuesday we had to pick up a parcel from the neighbouring town of Pineda de Mar. Like most of the towns in Maresme, Pineda is joined to Calella – the conurbation from Barcelona up the Mediterranean coast towards France … Continue reading

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