The Aigua Blava Cookbook #1

Image of the garden from the apartment's terrace

This blog has its genesis in a hand-written cookery book, now in its second volume, that I began 17 years ago in Aigua Blava in Catalonia.

I am fortunate enough to have married a man who, with his siblings, inherited an apartment in this lovely village on the Costa Brava. I’m even luckier to have married into a family who are as fond of food and cooking as I am. I am custodian of my late mother-in-law’s cookery books, one of them written in the back of the medical notes she made when she was training to be a doctor. Dissecting the inner ear on one page, paprika chicken on another. Continue reading

Catalan Cooking – Officially The Best In The World

Image of bougainvillea-covered window grille

Three brothers in Girona have just bagged the title of the world’s best restaurant, and no wonder. They have some of the world’s best produce.

Four years after Ferran Adria’s El Bulli closed its doors, the prize, awarded by the British magazine Restaurant,  has returned to Catalunya. Continue reading