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Pollo A La Jardinera

Pollo A La Jardinera (gardener’s chicken) is a popular yet simple Spanish dish. You will find similarly named dishes in France and Italy, with slight differences in ingredients, but Pollo A La Jardinera isn’t heavy on the tomatoes like a … Continue reading

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Merluza a la Gallega

Merluza a la Gallega is a typical hake dish from Galicia. Merluza a la Gallega is a fairly simple dish of potatoes, onion and hake made special with a garlic and pimentón Ajada sauce. Galicia is a large autonomous region … Continue reading

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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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Chicken Sofrito

The cooking method for sofrito or sofregit (in Catalan), was first recorded in the Llibre de Sent Soví, a Catalan recipe book from about 1324. Sofregit comes from the verb sofregir, which means to under fry. Most people think of … Continue reading

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Albóndigas con Sepia

Cuttelfish with Meatballs (mandonguilles amb sipia) is a typical Catalan dish, where meat and seafood, Mar i Muntanya, are cooked together. This Sea and Mountain style of cooking is said to have originated in Empordà, in the north of Cataluña, … Continue reading

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Alubias Blancas con Carne de Ternera

This is a fairly typical Spanish stew/casserole of beef with white beans. Most people have a family recipe for the dish, with variations on vegetables (according to season), along with a preference for the type of beans, herbs, spices, etc. … Continue reading

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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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Lamb and Broad Bean Stew

Lamb and Broad Bean Stew with Harissa I had some leftover British Lamb from the weekend and lots of seasonal vegetables from Perry Court Farm, so I thought I’d combine them with harissa and preserved lemons to make a Moorish stew. … Continue reading

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Cocido de Habas y Chorizo

Broad Bean and Chorizo Stew Broad Beans are a particular favourite of mine and since the season for them in England is quite short (June – September) I tend to buy a kilo per week during the summer, from Perry … Continue reading

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Donostia Social Club

30th September 2013 Last week I had lunch at the Donostia Social Club with Steve, at Kerb in Kings Cross. I’d seen a rave review about this place a few weeks ago and I was very keen to try the … Continue reading

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