Category Archives: Shopping

Mercat Municipal de Calella

Callella has a small indoor market – Mercado de San Jaime, designed by architect Jeroni Martorell and  built in 1927. In contrast with Barcelona’s big city markets (La Boqueria, Mercat Galvany, etc.) this one is quite tiny. Inside the front … Continue reading

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Merguez stuffed Partridge

On Sunday, I went to buy a brace of partridge, from the Pheasant Girl on the Layer Marney Lamb stall at the Farmers’ Market. While I was choosing my birds, I noticed some merguez on the same stall. Merguez are … Continue reading

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‘Nduja

‘Nuduja (pronounced ‘nduya) is an Italian pork salumi (cured sausage), made with pig’s head (but not cheeks – they are use for guanciale), shoulder and belly, plus salt, roasted red chilli peppers and spices. The mixture is squeezed into a pig’s … Continue reading

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Piel de Bacalao (cod skin)

Some time ago, while preparing a massive barbecue with Oli in Barcelona, I noticed an interesting crisp packet on the table and asked about the contents. Oli mentioned they were unusual and that I should take them home – he … Continue reading

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Gammon with Navy Beans

Gammon is the name for pork which has been cured by salting or brining – it can also be smoked. Meat was traditionally salted and smoked  to make it last longer, but with the advent of refrigeration, this is no … Continue reading

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Germans Gracia

I’d been asked to buy some Jamón for a friend in London, so on my last day, I went to Germans Gracia, a Xarcuteria located near to the friends I’ve been staying with in Barcelona – they buy all their … Continue reading

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Sous-Vide Barbecue

Oli had some new cooking toys, so we decided to use them for a barbecue on Saturday, however, the forecast said rain, so Sunday became a better option. The main piece of equipment, was a sous-vide immersion circulator – a … Continue reading

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