Tag Archives: foie gras

A Catalan Wedding

After several days of eating, drinking and celebrating, Jonas and Silvia’s wedding day finally arrived. It was a civil wedding, but they’d booked a spectacular venue – The Consell de Cent (Consejo de Ciento), the Council of the Hundred. Not … Continue reading

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Magret and Escórpora

October 3rd, 2013 After we’d visited the art fair and run up and down Paral·lel six or seven times to work off the amazing lunch at La Bodegueta, we though it best to visit the Boqueria and buy something for supper. … Continue reading

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Mercat St. Josep – La Boqueria

August 19th, 2013 I make a beeline for the La Boqueria (Barcelona’s beautiful and historical market) almost as soon as my plane lands. Aside from general food shopping, I love the smell of Jamón Serrano, possibly even more than the taste … Continue reading

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Venison en Croûte

5th April, 2012 My friend Oli was over from Barcelona for a week and arrived with half a foie gras. While here, he went up to Yorkshire to visit his mum – on returning, he had a saddle of venison … Continue reading

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Magret Seché

January 30th, 2012 Magret Seché is the smoked breast of a duck that has been raised for foie gras. Smoked duck can be cut length ways and fried like bacon or it can be thinly sliced and eaten like prosciutto … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard

January 15th 2012 As if going out on Friday and Saturday wasn’t enough, Oli had brought a French Magret de Canard and six Catalan Morcilla over with him from Barcelona, Rick had a lobster and some foie gras, so Sunday night … 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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