Category Archives: Shopping

Bacalao a la Llauna

On my last visit to Barcelona, I went to the Boqueria to buy some bacalao from the Brandada Lady. They are almost exclusively ladies in the fish part of the market – perhaps in the old days the husbands caught … Continue reading

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Courgette Pizza

I was inspired to make a courgette pizza base I found at the thekitchensgarden and than I liked it so much I made it again and took pictures. Today Martin, the farmer I buy courgettes from, asked me for the … Continue reading

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Cabeza de Jabali

I was wandering around the Boqueria looking for something exciting and came across some Cabeza de Jabali (wild boar head) on the the Cansaladeria Puri (pork charcuterie) stall. The wild boar head in question was actually wild boar brawn – … Continue reading

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Mercat de Mercats

After the wedding, I slept like a log and woke up feeling hungry. Lindsay turned up with croissants at midday and after a cup of tea we all decided to have lunch at the Victoria (again). I enjoyed a particularly … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks

I went to the butchers to buy a cornfed chicken and immediately noticed a pile of lamb shanks in the window, priced £1.50 each. Steve the butcher said, “At thirty bob – we’re going pre-decimal this week.” I laughed and … Continue reading

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Cocido de Habas y Chorizo

Broad Bean and Chorizo Stew Broad Beans are a particular favourite of mine and since the season for them in England is quite short (June – September) I tend to buy a kilo per week during the summer, from Perry … Continue reading

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La Ribera (venda a l’engròs)

We headed over to El Born for lunch at Llamber today. We had to wait 10 minutes for a table, so we did a little shopping to pass the time. Both Llamber and La Ribera (top picture) are in the … Continue reading

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