Tag Archives: La Boqueria

Bacalao a la Llauna

On my last visit to Barcelona, I went to the Boqueria to buy some bacalao from the Brandada Lady. They are almost exclusively ladies in the fish part of the market – perhaps in the old days the husbands caught … Continue reading

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Iposa (la fórmula)

I wrote a post on tapas in Iposa (at nighttime) about 5 years ago. It’s a small restaurant bar just behind the Boqueria, with a decent chef and menu, plus exceptionally charming staff. One evening, a few years ago, after … Continue reading

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Tió de Nadal

The Caga Tió or Tió de Nadal is a Christmas Yule Log specific to Cataluña and Aragon. Translated from Catalan, Caga Tió means, “shitting log”. I believe El Tió predates the introduction of Father Christmas to Cataluña and he performs … Continue reading

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Menuts Rosa

May 4th, 2014 This weekend the Southbank hosted a Streets of Spain food and drink fiesta, sponsored by Campo Viejo Rioja. I was delighted to see that about 16 stalls had come from la Boqueria in Barcelona, including one of … Continue reading

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Brill and Barbecue Preparation

October 5th, 2013 It was Saturday and I wanted lots of quail for a barbecue tomorrow (we’d invited as many as 20 people potentially), so I needed to be at the Boqueria early. I was disappointed when trying to buy … 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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