Tag Archives: pork

Pheasant Meatballs

As the pheasant season is coming to a close and a brace of large birds is down to £6 in the market, I decided to experiment. Pheasant and other game can take a lot of spice without their own flavour … Continue reading

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Pig’s Head (slow cooked)

It’s quite common to see pig heads hanging in London butcher’s shops in early January. Traditionally pigs are fattened up through the warmer months (where crops are plentiful) and then slaughtered in late autumn or early winter. There are very … Continue reading

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Cabeza de Jabali

I was wandering around the Boqueria looking for something exciting and came across some Cabeza de Jabali (wild boar head) on the the Cansaladeria Puri (pork charcuterie) stall. The wild boar head in question was actually wild boar brawn – … Continue reading

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A Catalan Wedding

After several days of eating, drinking and celebrating, Jonas and Silvia’s wedding day finally arrived. It was a civil wedding, but they’d booked a spectacular venue – The Consell de Cent (Consejo de Ciento), the Council of the Hundred. Not … Continue reading

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Trotter Confit

February 9th, 2016 When I’m in Barcelona, I look out for peus de ministre – ministers feet. They were for sale in the Auiram Carnisseria (the butcher above) at €4.70 a kilo and they are available in the Boqueria for … Continue reading

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Mexican Sausages

September 27th, 2013 This week Marek the Butcher created some Mexican style sausages. These are made of course ground pork, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, mild paprika and vinegar. I wouldn’t call these a chorizo personally but I did find an online  Mexican chorizo recipe which does contain … Continue reading

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Pig Cheeks

October 25th, 2012 It’s definitely the time of year when you start to crave thick, unctuous casseroles and mashed potato. Pig cheeks fit the bill perfectly – when braised in stock for several hours they literally melt in your mouth. I’d … Continue reading

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