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Cocido Montañés

Mountain Stew comes from Cantabria and is said to date back to the 17th Century. Cantabria is a mountainous region on the north Atlantic coast and it may be in Spain, but it can get very cold and wet. Cocido … Continue reading

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Restaurante Marisqueria Pepet

On Tuesday we had to pick up a parcel from the neighbouring town of Pineda de Mar. Like most of the towns in Maresme, Pineda is joined to Calella – the conurbation from Barcelona up the Mediterranean coast towards France … Continue reading

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Alubias de Tolosa con Sacramentos

Alubias de Tolosa are a small dark purple (almost back) bean, with a single white dot on the side, from Tolosa in Pais Vasco. Tolosa has become famous for it’s beans, which are produced locally in small quantities. These beans … Continue reading

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La Tasca de la Vasca

At the back of Calella’s Market House, there’s a fantastic bar called El Nou Bar del Mercat: La Tasca de la Vasca. The bar is run by Ana Biurrun, from Donostia (San Sebastián) in País Vasco (the Basque Country), a … Continue reading

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Market Cuina Fresca

1st October 2013 I arrived in Barcelona last night to visit the Cavatast (later in the week) – I was just in time for supper at Romesco and a nightcap or two in Iposa afterwards. This morning was complicated when … Continue reading

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Donostia Social Club

30th September 2013 Last week I had lunch at the Donostia Social Club with Steve, at Kerb in Kings Cross. I’d seen a rave review about this place a few weeks ago and I was very keen to try the … Continue reading

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Big Breakfast

We managed to get through quite a few bottles of rosado and cava last night, not to mention the London No. 1 Gin at 47º proof. However, this morning there were still at least 24 cans of beer in the … 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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Cacerola de Cordero

November 17th 2011 I had some leftover lamb shoulder from the weekend and half a Morcilla de Burgos, so a casserole combining the two seemed like a good option. I was inspired by some slow cook recipes I looked at … Continue reading

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Pheasant and Morcilla

November 14th, 2011 I went to the butcher to buy a pheasant – it’s pheasant season, they’re getting quite big and the price is down to £3 each, which is cheaper than last year! Graham (the butcher) mentioned he’d cooked … Continue reading

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