Category Archives: Food

Cake – Part 2 of an occasional series: The Vegan Bakery. Yum!

Ok – so I’m not vegan. I’m not even vegetarian, although I used to be (it’s all about provenance these days…do keep up!) and I have plenty of veggie or vegan friends.  I’m always on the look-out for things that might … Continue reading

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La Hamaca – locally grown fruit and vegetables

I stumbled across this place when I called into the Xarxa Consum yesterday. It’s been open for two months and is part of the Barcelona ‘km0‘ (Kilometre Zero) slow food movement: All the produce comes from local co-operatives, and each … Continue reading

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The best Xmas presents ever!

While it’s too early to give away what everyone is getting this year, if anyone is stuck about what to give friends and family for Xmas / Reyes / other suitable festive celebration this year, here is my top tip … Continue reading

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Mescladis – a non-profit foundation focussed on my favourite subject: Food

Photos missing from this post at the moment folks – I’ll add them when I get back to BCN! Mescladís is a small cafe and shop on the Plaça Sant Pere. The products are local and/or fair trade (although not … Continue reading

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In search of Happy Chickens

I love eggs, me. What I don’t love is factory farming of any kind however, and battery hen farming is particularly vile. I visited a battery shed once – brrrrrrrr. When I was little, growing up in the country, we … Continue reading

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Pig Stuff revisited.

On passing the fabulous ‘Botifarreria de Santa Maria’ (see here for my previous post about it) this evening I noticed that they have a new window display. Presumably to remind us that Carnaval starts on Thursday. Nice. Please leave a … Continue reading

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My favourite fruit and vegetable stall

When I first lived in Barcelona, way back in 2002, I lived just around the corner from this fantastic hole-in-the-wall fruit and veg stall. Back then the Santa Caterina market was still a building site so it was the obvious … Continue reading

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