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Arroz con Calamares

Arroz con Calamares (rice with squid) is a simple paella like dish which is very common in Cataluña, Valencia and other parts of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. This is economical fare, the bulk being made up of rice, flavoured with … Continue reading

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Caravelle

November 29th 2012 We went to a birthday party at Caravelle last Saturday, a fairly new restaurant in Raval, owned by a friend, Australian chef Zim Sutton. We shared most of the dishes on the menu and 20 or so people … Continue reading

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Faggots

January 26th, 2012 Faggots are a traditional English dish, particularly popular in the Midlands (especially popular during the second world war). A faggot is a mixture of pork offal, generally comprised of bacon, belly, heart, liver, minced up with herbs and … Continue reading

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Chicken Carbonara

August 27th 2011 I had some leftover roast chicken and fancied something creamy with spaghetti, so carbonara seemed to fit the bill. Carbonara (of the charcoal worker) is traditionally a combination of spaghetti, pancetta, parmesan (or pecorino), eggs and fat (these … Continue reading

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Octopus

6th April, 2011 The octopus is a quite a popular food in many countries, though I suspect, not that common in Britain. For some reason sea creatures have to look attractive or we just don’t eat them here – 8 … Continue reading

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