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Mercat Municipal de Calella

Callella has a small indoor market – Mercado de San Jaime, designed by architect Jeroni Martorell and  built in 1927. In contrast with Barcelona’s big city markets (La Boqueria, Mercat Galvany, etc.) this one is quite tiny. Inside the front … Continue reading

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Germans Gracia

I’d been asked to buy some Jamón for a friend in London, so on my last day, I went to Germans Gracia, a Xarcuteria located near to the friends I’ve been staying with in Barcelona – they buy all their … Continue reading

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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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