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Faves a la Catalana

Faves a la Catalana (habas a la catalana – Spanish – Catalan Broad Beans) is a classic dish from Catalunya, “One of the gastronomic pillars of the nation. The hegemony of this supreme triad is indisputable” – Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, … Continue reading

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Guisantes Salteados con Beicon

Peas, sautéed with bacon (sometimes jamón) is a very popular starter on a Menú del Día in Barcelona. The bacon can be swapped for small prawns (see here) and I’ve even seen it as a main course with an egg … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

May 18th, 2012 The Asparagus Season (April 23rd – June 21st in the UK) heralds spring, a whole range of new vegetables and an end to winter. Ideally, asparagus is best served very fresh – mine came from Perry Court … Continue reading

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Infused Olive Oil

August 24th, 2010 Olive Oil is produced by pressing olives, the fruit of trees native to the Mediterranean Basin. In Mediterranean countries olive oil is the main cooking oil and probably the only oil used in salad dressings. On the … Continue reading

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