Tag Archives: Jamón Serrano

Lentejas con Chorizo

Lentils with chorizo could be Spain’s national dish – often found cooked at home, on the menú del día in restaurants and out in the fields with farm workers and drovers. It’s thought the dish originated in the province of … Continue reading

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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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Pheasant and Rabbit Casserole

While cooking my Arroz de Faisán y Conejo, I realised that I’d have two carcasses and meat leftover. So as not to waste anything, I put it all in a cast iron casserole with an onion, 2 carrots, a stick … 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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Mojama

March 11th, 2013 On the Southwest coast of Spain, tuna is cured and preserved in a similar way to making ham. Fresh tuna loins are washed then salted for for several days. Next, they are washed again before being hung … Continue reading

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Figs

September 21st, 2012 Figs probably ripen a bit later in England than in the rest of Europe, but  in spite of a very rainy spring and summer, my friend Kiki’s tree has produced a bumper crop this year. Figs are … Continue reading

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Peus de Ministre

18th October 2011 On Tuesday we had dinner with Adrian and Rosa in Poblenou. Rosa prepared a delicious selection of tapas, as starters. We had Boquerones – anchovies that have been cured in vinegar, then preserved in olive oil. Jamón Serrano – … Continue reading

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