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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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Mercat de la Llibertat

Having come up to Gràcia several times to visit Mercat de l’Abaceria, I discovered that it closed on 21st July and will be renovated – which means demolished and rebuilt. This is a great shame since pretty much all the … Continue reading

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Piel de Bacalao (cod skin)

Some time ago, while preparing a massive barbecue with Oli in Barcelona, I noticed an interesting crisp packet on the table and asked about the contents. Oli mentioned they were unusual and that I should take them home – he … Continue reading

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Mercat Galvany

“Al mercat de Galvany volem compartir amb vosaltres la nostra passió pel menjar de qualitat incomparable. Amb molta cura busquem i oferim els millors productes per cuinar, menjar i gaudir.” “At Galvany Market we want to share our passion for … Continue reading

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Patates amb Allioli

August 14th, 2014 A small hake fillet and a couple of haddock fillets landed in my lap (very cheaply) today. Hake always makes me think of allioli – both are very popular in Barcelona and seem to go hand in hand. Allioli … Continue reading

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Yoshino – Sushi

March 6th, 2012 I had a real craving for sushi today and went to visit my favourite Japanese delicatessen, Yoshino. I’ve been buying takeaway from Yoshino for about 10 years – they beat supermarket sushi by a million miles and … Continue reading

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Baked Sea Bream

January 11th 2012 The gilt-headed bream is very popular in Mediterranean cuisine. It has a slightly sweet flavour and can be roasted, fried, grilled, etc. – it’s quite versatile. I believe it’s commonly farmed and therefore is not endangered. Naturally, … Continue reading

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Christmas Farmers’ Market

December 18th, 2011 I’ve been to Islington Farmers’ Market this morning for some Christmas provisions. I was expecting a very busy day, but it was no more crowded than an ordinary week – I suppose a lot of people were … Continue reading

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La Boqueria

October 15th, 2011 After lunch on Saturday we went to Barcelona’s beautiful and historical market, Mercat St. Josep de la Boqueria to buy food for a large Sunday lunch. I must have been to the market every day this week … Continue reading

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Turbot

October 14th, 2011 Somehow in the excitement of all this Catalan eating and drinking, I’ve managed to miss out a post! After supper at Pollo Rico on Thursday, at around 3.30 am, Oli realised that he had a large uncooked … Continue reading

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