Estrella Damm brings La Boqueria Market to London…

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in Cataluña, Events | 0 comments

…and we eternally that you for that Estrella!

If you are reading this before May 2nd, stop reading and head over Spitafields! Show is on from 12pm to 9:30pm until Monday the 2nd.

london-estrella-boqueria-2So yeah, as simple and complex as it sounds, during this long weekend of May 1st, the world famous beer from Barcelona, Estrella Damm (and my favourite, goes without saying) has brought to London some of the best tapas bars and restaurants of la Boqueria and Barcelona so we expats, Londoners and tourists can enjoy some real good food in Spitafields Market.

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Chicken Croquettes Recipe: Spanish Croquetas

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Cataluña, Tapas | 0 comments

Chicken Croquettes Recipe: Spanish Croquetas

Croquetas! Who doesn’t love them? In Spain they are, after a tapa de Jamon, the absolute kings of Tapas, and every bar or restaurant has them in the menu.

There are several types, but it comes down to Croquetas de Jamon (Ham Croquettes) or Croquetas de Pollo (Chicken Croquettes). It’s not an easy recipe, but if you have leftover chicken and want to try them, this is the recipe, enjoy!croquettes-yummy

I have to say that this time the result was specially amazing, they tasted so good…  and lasted so little…. :)

This is a super recommended recipe if you have family or friend visiting and you want to surprise them with a Spanish Classic.

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The secrets of Spanish Clay Pot Cooking

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Cataluña, Featured | 1 comment

In my last trip home to Barcelona for Holidays I got this beauty:

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A clay pot. A Cassole, or “Cazuela” in spanish, the pot that is used for most of my favorite recipes.

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Boqueria Tapas (Clapham) review

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Cataluña, Reviews | 0 comments

Hi all!

One of the reasons to start this blog was helping British tapas lovers to find the “real” thing in Tapas available London. We were told that Boqueria Tapas was one of the “must go” in London and so we did, and this is our review of our experience in the Clapham restaurant.

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Canelones, a catalan classic by Alba Torres

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Cataluña, Recipes | 3 comments

Canelones, a catalan classic by Alba Torres

Canelones (“Canelons” in Catalan) come from Italy, but they have become a Catalan classic to the point that during the Boxing Day (Dec 26th, day of Saint Stephen) is the meal that any catalan family will have. It’s said that this is to use the leftovers from the Chritmas day Escudella, which is the catalan christmas soup and stew.

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Crema Catalana Recipe, the most popular Spanish dessert

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014 in Cataluña, Desserts, Recipes | 1 comment

“La crema catalana” is one of the most famous Spanish desserts. It will appear in most of the restaurants menus, and chances are that yourself have got it many times in your visits to the Iberian peninsula.

There’s the French versions, of course,  the “Crème Brûlée“, but we will use the traditional catalan recipe, share by Santi from “Restaurant la Pepita“.

It’s super easy to prepare and super tasty.

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