Tag Archives: bacalao

En la Casa de Xavi

On Sunday were were invited to Xavi’s apartment for lunch. He lives in El Born, one of the older parts of Barcelona with narrow Medieval streets. 30 years ago parts of El Born were considered dangerous, but lately, the area … Continue reading

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Potaje de Vigilia

Potaje de Vigilia is a very popular Spanish dish, containing chickpeas and bacalao (salt cod), served on the Fridays during Lent. The word potaje translates directly from the old French pottage, meaning cooked in a pot – the English translation … 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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Bacalao a la Llauna

On my last visit to Barcelona, I went to the Boqueria to buy some bacalao from the Brandada Lady. They are almost exclusively ladies in the fish part of the market – perhaps in the old days the husbands caught … Continue reading

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L’Antic Forn (the old bakery)

I went to meet Oli and Fran for lunch at L’Antic Forn – somewhere I’ve been before, but not for a couple of years. This restaurant is situated opposite Flor de Maig, where I had lunch a few days ago. … 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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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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Market Cuina Fresca

1st October 2013 I arrived in Barcelona last night to visit the Cavatast (later in the week) – I was just in time for supper at Romesco and a nightcap or two in Iposa afterwards. This morning was complicated when … Continue reading

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Mercat St. Josep – La Boqueria

August 19th, 2013 I make a beeline for the La Boqueria (Barcelona’s beautiful and historical market) almost as soon as my plane lands. Aside from general food shopping, I love the smell of Jamón Serrano, possibly even more than the taste … Continue reading

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Rooftop Barbecue

August 16th 2013 Having been suitably restored at La Palmera, Matthew and I met Oli and Salva in the Boqueria to shop for this evening’s supper on the roof terrace. After walking round and round the circular fish section, quite … Continue reading

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