Archive for the ‘Food’ Category


Posted on December 15th, 2010 by by admin

Turning Your Tortilla

Making a truita de patates (tortilla de patatas / Spanish omelette) is dead easy.  You fry the diced potatoes in olive oil till soft. You beat the eggs in a bowl, with salt. You cook the mixture in the frying pan on one side. And then you turn it – and end up with a […]

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Posted on November 17th, 2010 by by Theresa

Make mine an eel and snail frying pan

Back in the 18th century near a lake in Albufera, a Valencian peasant with a strong Andaluz accent (come on, anything’s possible) was out shooting when he caught a nice juicy rabbit. His wife wasn’t feeling too well, so when he got home he skinned and de-gutted the animal and had a quick nose around […]

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Posted on June 26th, 2010 by by Valerie

The Catalan Picnic Experience

Summer in the city. You lie around in your underwear, eyes glazed, watching TV adverts for canned iced tea, air conditioners, mosquito machines and indefinably pornographic ice creams.  It’s time to head for the hills for the Catalan Picnic Experience, an elaborate ritual that bears no resemblance to the consumption, in the car in a […]

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Posted on April 26th, 2010 by by Valerie

What You Can Do With Aubergines and Peppers

Now that the weather is heating up, it’s time to make escalivada. Mmmm. You absolutely can’t beat it – Mediterranean, healthy, fat-free, delicious, and perfect for preparing in advance. You can serve it as a salad or sidedish, warm or cold.  A lot of recipes mention onions and tomatoes, but I just do it with […]

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Posted on March 17th, 2010 by by Valerie

Eating Barcelona

Whenever I’m asked what I most love about living here, the first answer that comes unbidden is usually: the food. It’s not just about the thousands of bars and cafes and restaurants, nor about eating out at all the ‘happening’ joints or fusion or Ferran Adrià. It’s the colourful cornucopia of the markets; the elaborate […]

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