Category Archives: Food

Mercat de la Llibertat

Having come up to Gràcia several times to visit Mercat de l’Abaceria, I discovered that it closed on 21st July and will be renovated – which means demolished and rebuilt. This is a great shame since pretty much all the … Continue reading

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Bodega E. Marin

While I was walking round Gràcia looking for markets and restaurants, I came across Bodega E. Marin, a fantastic old bodega. In Spain these are wine shops/cellars, which may also sell groceries, but the focus is on wine. Through the … Continue reading

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La Cerveseria

I cycled up to Gràcia (once a village in it’s own right, but now a suburb of Barcelona) today, in search of Mercat de l’Abaceria, the oldest market in the barrio, but sadly it was closed. It’s possible that it’s … Continue reading

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Can Miguel

I went to Calella twice this week with Oli and Nookie. We had been warned that restaurants on the Costa Brava could be for tourists only – all pizza and bad tapas (tapas do not come from Cataluña), but we … Continue reading

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Rabbit Vindaloo

Most people in Britain probably think of vindaloo as a spicy lamb dish, sold in Indian restaurants and as a ready meal from supermarkets. However, vindaloo actually started off as a Portuguese pork or rabbit dish – Carne de vinha … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Casserole

As I left the Squirrel Barbecue, Oli thrust a bag of leftovers at me and said, “See what you can do with these.” I cycled off into the night and on arriving home, just remembered to put the bag in … Continue reading

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Squirrel Barbecue

Last Sunday I was on barbecue duty chez Rick and Su in Golders Green. Oli expressed a keen interest in squirrel and ordered 5 from The Wild Meat Company. Rest assured, these are grey squirrel and not our native red variety. … Continue reading

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