Tag Archives: La Boqueria

Sea Urchin (Uni)

April 18th, 2013 Sea Urchins live in cool to temperate seas and are a popular food in the Mediterranean, the Americas, Japan, New Zealand and Korea. These creatures are globular with tiny spines – tubular feet which pump water in order … 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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Borough Market

February 9th, 2013 A market is said to have existed on or near the current site of Borough Market since 1014.  The current buildings were erected between 1851 and 1860. They have seen a considerable amount of change over the … Continue reading

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Bacalao

December 12th, 2012 No trip to Barcelona is complete without a visit to the Brandada Lady,  who sells salt cod in the Boqueria. There are lots of salt cod (bacalao) stalls in the market, but this lady is always very … Continue reading

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Veal Penis Stew

November 27th, 2012 Back in April I bought some veal from Menuts Rosa in the Boqueria (Barcelona). Next to me was a woman buying nervis (veal penis) and I was intrigued enough to ask what one does with it. At the … Continue reading

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Restaurante Victoria (revisited)

April 21st, 2012 It’s the day of the All i Oli Expo but we had to make a little detour to the Italian deli (C/ de Bonsuccés, 08001) for truffle oil and yet one more visit to the Bouqueria for offal, … Continue reading

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Homage to Cataluña – Catering

April 20th, 2012 I helped with the framing and mounting of the Homage to Cataluña exhibition yesterday, but today I got on with cooking and preparing the food. I’d spent some time working out how to put edible photographs into … Continue reading

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Steak and Black Truffle

November 27th, 2011 The morning after Homage to Cataluña we were a bit tired to say the least. I rummaged around the fridge looking for something fortifying to cook for brunch and came across a black truffle, quail eggs and … Continue reading

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Roast Beef and Kedgeree

November 25, 2011 For the Homage to Cataluña shoot, we’d decided to make British tapas, as an amuse bouche, for all the people taking part. Before lunch, at the Kiosk Universal, we’d gone to a carnisseria (see above) in the … Continue reading

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Kiosko Universal

November 24th 2011 In spite of all the drinking last night, the idea of going shopping at the Boqueria got me excited and out of bed without too much trouble. We were making British tapas for the Homage to Cataluña … Continue reading

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