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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. Read 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 Read more

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In season this month are vegetables, seafood and snails Read more

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

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

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

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

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Black peppers - Conserving food - Beetroot Read more

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Berries - Salsafins de Girona - Octopus Read more

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

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

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

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Mineral water

Photo by Patricia Esteve

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

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Picada

Photo by Patricia Esteve

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

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Fish stocks

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

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

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