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Arroz de Faisán y Conejo (Pheasant and Rabbit Rice)

Many people think that Paella (pie-eh-ya) is the Spanish national dish (along with slightly lesser known, Arroz a Banda and Arroz Negro), however, they would be mistaken, because these rice dishes all hail from the province of Valencia. The Moors … Continue reading

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La Mar Salada April 2017

I pinched myself again – no I wasn’t dreaming. I was sitting in La Mar Salada, next to the port in Barceloneta. The sun was warm and so bright that the waiter cranked out the the parasol so we could … 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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El Museu de l’Embotit

After lunch at Le Cinquante Huit, I did some work in Poblenou, before returning to Oli’s flat in the Raval. I barely had time for a cup of tea before it was time to go out again and meet the … Continue reading

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Trotter Confit

February 9th, 2016 When I’m in Barcelona, I look out for peus de ministre – ministers feet. They were for sale in the Auiram Carnisseria (the butcher above) at €4.70 a kilo and they are available in the Boqueria for … Continue reading

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Gelida

November 28th, 2015 On Saturday we arranged to meet four friends for lunch at Gelida, an old school bodega and restaurant a few streets above Mercat de Sant Antoni. We sat outside and drank the house vermut (vermouth) while waiting … Continue reading

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La Mar Salada November 2015

November 27th, 2015 After a long day of eating and drinking, I’d had a good sleep and leaped out of bed around 10.30. I had to go and check that all was well in the Boqueria (honestly, I’m not kidding, … Continue reading

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The Soho Food Feast 2014

June 7th, 2014 The Soho Food Feast was set up in 2011 by Margot Henderson, to support Soho Parish Primary School. The school is in the heart of Soho and often has a funding gap of about £40, 000. The … Continue reading

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Chicken Gumbo

May 26th, 2014 I’ve been watching Tremé (probably 3 years later than most people), an American drama series showing the people of New Orleans, dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Alongside the rebuilding, every episode is full of food and music, so when I got to the … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Jambalaya

March 4th, 2014 Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday and  Pancake Day is an annual Christian feast day, relative to fasting for lent, which starts the next day, Ash Wednesday. To celebrate Mardi Gras, I had originally intended to … Continue reading

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