Category Archives: Shopping

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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Mercat Galvany

“Al mercat de Galvany volem compartir amb vosaltres la nostra passió pel menjar de qualitat incomparable. Amb molta cura busquem i oferim els millors productes per cuinar, menjar i gaudir.” “At Galvany Market we want to share our passion for … Continue reading

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