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Albóndigas con Sepia

Cuttelfish with Meatballs (mandonguilles amb sipia) is a typical Catalan dish, where meat and seafood, Mar i Muntanya, are cooked together. This Sea and Mountain style of cooking is said to have originated in Empordà, in the north of Cataluña, … Continue reading

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Carrillada de Ternera (Ox Cheek)

I noticed a rather forlorn and lonely organic ox cheek in the butcher’s shop window towards closing time, on special offer. “Cook it or freeze it today – you can have it for £1.80”, he said. It was quite substantial, … Continue reading

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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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Faisán con Lenteja Pardina

The pheasant is originally native to Asia, but the Romans were so enamoured with the bird that it was introduced throughout their empire. Pheasants are a common sight in Catalan markets, where they are a fully wild game bird, unlike … Continue reading

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Cazuela de Pollo y Chorizo

I had some leftover roast chicken and combined it with other ingredients languishing in the fridge to produce a warming chicken and chorizo casserole – something to ward off the autumn cold. I cooked this in a Spanish terracotta cazuela … Continue reading

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Spatchcock Partridge

It’s game season once more – last Sunday I bought a brace of brace of partridge, from the Pheasant Girl on the Layer Marney Lamb stall at the Farmers’ Market. The Red-legged Partridge is a small game bird introduced to Britain … Continue reading

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Hígado con Chorizo (liver with chorizo)

I had some pig’s liver, chorizo and mushrooms in the fridge and looked for a Spanish recipe which utilised all three in a sauce. Finding nothing satisfactory, I made up my own receta, with surprisingly good results. Hígado con Chorizo … 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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Lentejas con Chorizo

Lentils with chorizo could be Spain’s national dish – often found cooked at home, on the menú del día in restaurants and out in the fields with farm workers and drovers. It’s thought the dish originated in the province of … Continue reading

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Mercat Municipal de Calella

Callella has a small indoor market – Mercado de San Jaime, designed by architect Jeroni Martorell and  built in 1927. In contrast with Barcelona’s big city markets (La Boqueria, Mercat Galvany, etc.) this one is quite tiny. Inside the front … Continue reading

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