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Kirsten Foster

Mahón cheese: these box-shaped cheeses, with their distinctive rounded edges, fold-like markings and beautiful deep orange-gold rinds are one of the gastronomic jewels of the Balearic islands, and have long been so. more

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Seaweed home

Photo by Patricia Esteve

If you're looking for a superfood to help you keep you well in Barcelona, seaweed is an overlooked source of good health and good taste more

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In season this month are vegetables, seafood and snails more

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As the weather improves, market stalls are groaning with delicious vegetables more

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Cook fresh, cook healthy with food bought at your local 'mercat'. What will you find on stalls this month? more

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This month, it's all about the vegetables and fruit more

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As is fitting, meat and veg are in season this month more

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Black peppers - Conserving food - Beetroot more

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Berries - Salsafins de Girona - Octopus more

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In season now, raspberries, peaches, cherries and, er, eels more

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Crisis food

Photo by Patricia Esteve

Traditional cuisines are often treasure troves of recipes showing how to make meals go further, and bring out the best in cheap ingredients. more

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Cooking class with Dominique Heathcote

Photo by Lee Woolcock

Have fun while learning something useful at one of these cooking classes more

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Patxoca is a good place to lose those Barcelona winter blues more

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While best known for its cod, the Barcelona restaurant La Estrella also lays on some other great dishes more

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Mineral water

Photo by Patricia Esteve

Catalunya’s mineral water holds its own against the exotic, pricier alternatives. more

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Picada

Photo by Patricia Esteve

The picada is one of the basic components of Catalan cuisine. more

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Bread with tomato home

Photo by Patricia Esteve

There's lot of amazing locally-produced food in Barcelona, and here we explain how to recognise it more

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Fish stocks

© WWF/Alfonso Rego

Discover which fish are from a sustainable population and you can find in your local Barcelona market more

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Enjoying an ecosafari

Photo by Suzannah Larke

Coming with your family to Barcelona and want to see another side of the city? Why not join an eco-safari? more

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The humble hen's egg is the basis of many traditional dishes (and superstitions) in Catalunya and Spain more

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