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Mejillones en Escabeche

Mejillones en Escabeche is a very popular Spanish tapa of mussels pickled in vinegar, olive oil and pimentón. You will find these delicious molluscs in most bars, usually served straight from a tin, with lots of bread to dip into … Continue reading

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Woodcock – Prince of Game

“The wood cock is the first on the list of gastronomical indulgences of the feathered tribe denominated ‘game’ not only from its aroma, but also from the succulence of its flesh, so prized by all who are judges of gastronomical … Continue reading

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Faisán con Lenteja Pardina

The pheasant is originally native to Asia, but the Romans were so enamoured with the bird that it was introduced throughout their empire. Pheasants are a common sight in Catalan markets, where they are a fully wild game bird, unlike … Continue reading

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Teal

Teal is a small dabbling duck (not quite as big as a partridge) which has the flavour of a mallard and the delicacy of a snipe or woodcock. There are permanent groups of teal in Britain, which breed over the … Continue reading

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Paloma en Escabeche

Escabeche is a method of food preservation, using vinegar (and sometimes citrus juice), invented by the Persians  many centuries ago. Both the Greeks and Romans used vinegar as a preservative, so escabeche might have reached Spain before the the Moorish … Continue reading

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Wood Pigeon (roasted)

From my living room window, I can see 5 common wood pigeon doing their best to eat all the new shoots on a large elderflower tree. I find it quite ridiculous that 10 town pigeons sit watching them from a … 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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La Platilleria

On Sunday we went to La Platilleria for lunch. It is a small corner bar, towards the top of Poble-sec, an area which is fast becoming a new foodie destination in Barcelona. Oli had been here before and was raving … Continue reading

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Pigeon au Vin

March 4th, 2013 All pigeons and doves are related and all are edible. In theory pigeons eat fruit, seeds, insects and worms, though I’ve seen city pigeons eating leftover KFC and all manner of unpleasant things. However, even in London, … Continue reading

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Borough Market

February 9th, 2013 A market is said to have existed on or near the current site of Borough Market since 1014.  The current buildings were erected between 1851 and 1860. They have seen a considerable amount of change over the … Continue reading

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