Tag Archives: mussels

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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Cala del Vermut

October 15th, 2011 We went for an aperitif before lunch on Saturday, to the Vermut Bar. On Carrer de les Magdalanes there are three Vermut (vermouth) bars, all run by the same people. Vermouth could be described as a fortified … Continue reading

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Mussels

September 17, 2010 Mussels are an abundant, cheap, food source, which can be cultivated on ropes, as well as growing naturally in many parts of the world. They have been a popular human food source for thousands of years. Mussles … Continue reading

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