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Músclos a la Marinera

I went out to buy sardines but got sidetracked by pork osso bucco and a kilo of mussels with a very silly price tag (£1.75) – they were practically giving them away! I conversed with the fish lady – she … Continue reading

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Fideuà Negra

Fideuà is a seafood pasta dish which originally comes from Gandia in Valencia. According to legend, Fideuà was created by Gabriel Rodriguez Pastor, a cook on a fishing boat and his assistant Joan Batiste Pascual (known as Zabalo), in 1915. … Continue reading

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Arroz Caldoso

Arroz Caldoso is a meat or seafood broth (bouillon) containing rice. Arroz is the Spanish word for rice and caldo means stock (broth). Arroz caldoso is almost certainly a precursor to paella, which is a relatively modern dish, invented in … Continue reading

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Paella de Marisco

Paella is a Valencian rice dish, which originated in the 18th Century. The Moors began cultivating rice in Spain, perhaps as far back as the 8th and 9th Centuries and the marshes and lagoon of L’Albufera, (in the south of … Continue reading

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Mejillones en Escabeche

Mejillones en Escabeche is a very popular Spanish tapa of mussels pickled in vinegar, olive oil and pimentón. You will find these delicious molluscs in most bars, usually served straight from a tin, with lots of bread to dip into … Continue reading

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Tiella

I cooked supper at a friend’s house this week and made a Tiella. Tiella is a rice dish from Italian Apulia and Calabria – it’s a close cousin to Paella and dates back to a time when the Spanish ruled … Continue reading

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Can Miguel

I went to Calella twice this week with Oli and Nookie. We had been warned that restaurants in Maresme and the Costa Brava could be for tourists only – all pizza and bad tapas (tapas do not come from Cataluña), … Continue reading

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Sous-Vide Barbecue

Oli had some new cooking toys, so we decided to use them for a barbecue on Saturday, however, the forecast said rain, so Sunday became a better option. The main piece of equipment, was a sous-vide immersion circulator – a … Continue reading

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Neon Barbecue

May 12th, 2012 My friend Simon Tyszko asked me to cook for his birthday party, at his studio in Battersea (previously a school science lab). We considered wok cooking over a gas powered water feature, but the flame wasn’t hot enough … Continue reading

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Joanet (revisited)

April 22nd, 2012 Weak and hungover after the Expo yesterday, I went out to meet my Betty Ford friends, for a very late lunch. We went to Joanet, an old favourite, that I’ve blogged before and definitely one of the best … Continue reading

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