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August’s tweets from London’s Singing Organ-Grinder

Posted: September 9th 2018 21:49.

Bit late. Twitter trouble. Apologies for any distress caused. Money-back guarantee applies.

Fried pigeon egg for breakfast

Posted: April 9th 2013 15:17. Last modified: April 11th 2013 14:35

This is a rather convenient arrangement - I 'ate facking pigeons.

Biggest casserole ever?

Posted: November 12th 2012 14:10. Last modified: November 12th 2012 14:11

A pot for a Spanish court dinner in 1657 is said to have contained "a three-year-old bullock, four rams, 100 pairs of pigeons, 100 of partridges, 100 of rabbits, 1,000 pig's feet and as many tongues​​, 200 chickens, 30 hams, 500 sausages, as well as another 100,000 trifles."

Onion-Apollo and old chorizo moon fight it out in a stewpot-cosmos of bean-stars

Posted: July 20th 2012 16:05. Last modified: July 22nd 2012 08:05

I think it's quite Turner, but the public says it's underexposed and I should have cleaned the camera lens. Alubias pintas by.

Juvenal: Will you please … learn the colour of your own bread

Posted: July 16th 2012 15:18. Last modified: July 16th 2012 15:19

Class consciousness didn't commence in the bakeries of the Industrial Revolution.

To rent, one sandwich

Posted: July 5th 2012 22:10.

Times are hard in El Clot, Barcelona.

Brilliant online Spanish eco-wholefoods supplier

Posted: June 7th 2012 16:57. Last modified: June 7th 2012 17:07

Rincón del Segura delivers an incredibly tasty range of basics nationwide.

Comments at ABC

Posted: June 5th 2012 09:34.

On the discovery of perhaps Neolithic paintings of seals at Nerja in Málaga.

Corpus del patrimoni culinari català

Posted: March 18th 2012 19:39. Last modified: March 18th 2012 21:15

What, no pepper?

Comer chez el Agüelo

Posted: January 24th 2012 14:39. Last modified: January 24th 2012 13:47

Los comensales: ¿Puedo mojar en tu huevo? Los postres: Gelat de framgüesa.

La lengua secreta de los cazadores

Posted: December 21st 2011 22:14. Last modified: December 21st 2011 22:21

--¿Cómo se llama un cerdo silvestre que acaba de salir del bosque? --¡Jaballí! Not one of mine. If you prefer your animal tame and stuffed, Lenox has a bull's head for you. I almost acquired one from a bar that was closing down, but there were parasites crawling out of its orifices.

But is that acorn-fed Iberian black pig or shoe leather you’re chomping?

Posted: December 1st 2011 14:22.

Illicit upgrading of jamón serrano to jamón ibérico de bellota, fraud prevention, and a statistical account of why a pig undergoing free-range fattening needs at least a hectare of oak forest.

Brazo de gitano with flesh-coloured filling

Posted: November 21st 2011 12:50. Last modified: July 22nd 2012 12:07

It always seemed wrong that the custard was yolk-hued, so a bottle of cochineal was acquired for Halloween.

Separating egg yolks from whites

Posted: August 6th 2011 23:26. Last modified: August 7th 2011 09:55

Tülin Özen's shell technique in Semih Kaplanoğlu's Bal, comparison with the palm technique, brief speculation re historical usage of both, and a Moorish honey-cookie recipe.

Screwed by the euro

Posted: July 17th 2011 13:43. Last modified: July 17th 2011 13:46

A Madrid barman does the sums.

La mayoría

Posted: June 26th 2011 21:10. Last modified: June 26th 2011 23:14

--¡Qué gracioso que la mayoría de los guiris decís "avellanas" en vez de "havaianas"! --¿Eh? No me suena, y ¿qué quieres decir con "la mayoría", { 50% + 1 } o { casi todos } ? --Bueno, la hermana de X lo dice... Al DRAE le falta el primer matiz, el segundo quizá puede esperar.

How to grow enough mustard for a salad from seed in two hours

Posted: June 23rd 2011 17:31. Last modified: June 23rd 2011 17:32

Ingredients: a horse, a fire, seed.

PÀ TOMAQUET NOT CATALAN, OFFICIAL! [Was: If you can’t make history, make it up]

Posted: April 3rd 2011 00:46. Last modified: April 12th 2011 21:19

The origins of Catalan cookbook, La cuynera catalana, and a revelatory French description of pan con tomate (albeit soggy) in early 19th century Andalusia.

Located, the fifth fanny / Encontrado, el quinto coño

Posted: March 23rd 2011 12:43.

"El quinto coño" refers, for reasons unclear even to connoisseurs of Jamesian multivulvular theory, to an almost impossibly far-away place. There's a meme going round at the moment which places it in an undetermined locality in Murcia. Murcia is not f...

Unesco: some mother languages are more equal than others

Posted: February 16th 2011 17:26. Last modified: February 17th 2011 14:36

Which is why Davidson L Hepburn will be welcomed to Barcelona next week.


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