Category Archives: Shopping

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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Casa Petit

En route to Can Vilaró the other day we came across Casa Petit on the corner of Mercat Sant Antoni. I love these traditional delis and had to have a good look in the windows. We used to call these … Continue reading

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Croqueta y Presumida

After lunch I walked up the road with Nookie – we hadn’t gone far before she dragged me into a little side street to look at a new croqueta shop, Croqueta y Presumida. For the uninitiated, a Spanish croqueta is … Continue reading

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