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Estofado de Congrio

The European Conger Eel is a grey black, snake like fish that lives for about 15 years and can grow as long as 6 meters, though on average they are about 1.5 meters. The conger is common to the Eastern … Continue reading

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Goose Parmentier

Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737 – 1813) was a French pharmacist who championed the potato as food. It’s hard to imagine not eating potatoes, but when the Spanish first introduced them to Europe, the French government prohibited their ingestion, for fear that … Continue reading

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Teal

Teal is a small dabbling duck (not quite as big as a partridge) which has the flavour of a mallard and the delicacy of a snipe or woodcock. There are permanent groups of teal in Britain, which breed over the … 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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Patates amb Allioli

August 14th, 2014 A small hake fillet and a couple of haddock fillets landed in my lap (very cheaply) today. Hake always makes me think of allioli – both are very popular in Barcelona and seem to go hand in hand. Allioli … Continue reading

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Frittata

March 19th, 2013 A Frittata is somewhat like a cross between an omelette and a quiche (but without pastry). It’s a big egg cake containing meat and or vegetables. Normally the vegetables and meat are fried first and mixed into … Continue reading

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Baked Sea Bream

January 11th 2012 The gilt-headed bream is very popular in Mediterranean cuisine. It has a slightly sweet flavour and can be roasted, fried, grilled, etc. – it’s quite versatile. I believe it’s commonly farmed and therefore is not endangered. Naturally, … Continue reading

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Hake and Tomatoes

July 15th 2011 Hake cooked with tomatoes and olives is a typical Spanish dish. Hake is a very popular fish in Spain and as I’ve said before, a lot of it’s caught in British waters and exported – we don’t … Continue reading

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Asparagus, Beetroot and Potato Salad

July 12th 2011 I had a delightful, al fresco, lunch with Rabina yesterday, in Brondesbury Park. She prepared Asparagus Polonaise – asparagus is prepared the normal way (boiled for 3 to 5 minutes) and then it’s added to a frying … Continue reading

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Argentine Steak (Chinese style)

July 11th, 2011 I went to the butchers to buy sausages, but Marek had some really good looking Argentine steaks with Chinese seasoning – I had to buy one. I think there was some chilli, garlic, ginger, rosemary, thyme and a little … Continue reading

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