Tag Archives: anchovies

Salade Niçoise

The Niçoise Salad is said to have been created in the late 19th Century and probably contained tomatoes, anchovies and olive oil. These days there’s much debate over the correct ingredients – Jacques Médecin, ex mayor of Nice and traditionalist, … 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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Tapenade

March 10th, 2012 Strictly speaking, this isn’t tapenade because the very word comes from the Provençal for capers and I didn’t have any! However, tapenade is a dish with varying ingredients depending on the village or region and in researching … Continue reading

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Iposa

November 23rd, 2011 I arrived in Barcelona on Wednesday to help Oli with his Homage to Cataluña shoot on Saturday. The weather was amazing – 20º C and almost December! I took off a layer of winter clothing and the … Continue reading

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Peus de Ministre

18th October 2011 On Tuesday we had dinner with Adrian and Rosa in Poblenou. Rosa prepared a delicious selection of tapas, as starters. We had Boquerones – anchovies that have been cured in vinegar, then preserved in olive oil. Jamón Serrano – … Continue reading

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Joanet

17th October, 2011 On Monday I had lunch in Joanet, a lovely little bar in El Born (an old part of Barcelona next to Barrio Gótico), near to Santa Maria del Mar church. The bar is in a small and … Continue reading

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Cala del Vermut

October 15th, 2011 We went for an aperitif before lunch on Saturday, to the Vermut Bar. On Carrer de les Magdalanes there are three Vermut (vermouth) bars, all run by the same people. Vermouth could be described as a fortified … Continue reading

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