Tag Archives: cava

Sant Joan

The biggest festival in Cataluña is Sant Joan (St. John), which takes place every year on 23rd and 24th June. This is also a celebration of the summer solstice (albeit two days late), Sant Joan having been born (according to … Continue reading

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Bodega E. Marin

While I was walking round Gràcia looking for markets and restaurants, I came across Bodega E. Marin, a fantastic old bodega. In Spain these are wine shops/cellars, which may also sell groceries, but the focus is on wine. Through the … Continue reading

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Conejo al Vino (Rabbit with Wine)

This is a simple Spanish rabbit recipe, with the ingredients kept to a minimum – probably what’s local and to hand. The flavour goes a long way to proving the old adage, that less is more! Rabbit is not an … Continue reading

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Wood Pigeon (roasted)

From my living room window, I can see 5 common wood pigeon doing their best to eat all the new shoots on a large elderflower tree. I find it quite ridiculous that 10 town pigeons sit watching them from a … Continue reading

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Casa Petit

En route to Can Vilaró the other day we came across Casa Petit on the corner of Mercat Sant Antoni. I love these traditional delis and had to have a good look in the windows. We used to call these … Continue reading

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El Cavatast

October 4th, 2013 Sant Sadurní d’Anoia is situated in the Alt Penedès about 45 minutes by train from Barcelona. It is the world centre of cava production and each October puts on a festival to promote and celebrate the drink – El … Continue reading

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Olimax – PortrATE

May 10th, 2011 Last night my best friend Oli, A.K.A. Olimax, had an exhibition and book launch at the Outside World Gallery. I did the food. Part of the food brief was to incorporate images from the show into the … Continue reading

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