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J. Sheekey

1st October 2015 On Thursday a large group of us went to J. Sheekey to celebrate the birthday of our recently departed friend Tim. It wasn’t a solemn affair (as you’ll see from the photo above) – we’d already been … Continue reading

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Fira per la Terra

April 22nd, 2012 Having eaten a brilliant lunch at Joanet and laughed ourselves silly, we went to Earth Day in Barcelona’s Ciutadella Park . Fira per la Tera (in Catalan) is an international event which aims to increase appreciation of and awareness for the … Continue reading

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Medlars

November 12th 2011 Medlars are the fruit of the Mesilipus shrub/tree. The plants are common to Europe and Asia Minor and whilst they’ve fallen out of favour lately, Medlars were once popular enough to warrant a mention in Shakespeare’s Romeo and … Continue reading

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Neal’s Yard Dairy

November 9th 2011 Neal’s Yard Dairy opened in 1979, selling yogurt and fresh cheese in Covent Garden. I came across the shop in the early 80s and was instantly impressed by the huge wheels of cheese sitting in the window. … Continue reading

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Fore Rib of Beef

October 29th, 2011 Last weekend I went to Rick and Su’s for dinner. Rick bought a 4lb Fore Rib of Beef from Waitrose – who do sell very good roasting joints. Note the marbling (little veins of fat) in the meat. … 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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French Onion Soup

October 6th 2011 French Onion Soup is a classic dish, that’s very simple to make, but requires a great deal of care and attention in order to get it right. It’s believed that onion soup originated in Ancient Rome and … Continue reading

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