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galician miscellany #2…

Before leaving Galicia here is some random photographic miscellany…

Traditional raincoat made from straw – i dont know how i spent my whole life going to and from Galicia and i never before saw a thing like this…i think it is INCREDIBLE!!!

Beautiful coat of arms from a ruined pazo or grand house in Mugardos, its got lighthouses, fish, a mermaid…what’s not to like…

Pulpo a la Mugardesa (octopus Mugardos style) in a sauce of peppers and fragranced with saffron…yum

local way to drink wine – in a jarra y taza (jug and cup)

church in La Coruña

church in La Coruña

…run down gym in La Coruña – i cant imagine anything healthy ever happening here…

beautiful nets in Curtis

for an earlier post on galician miscellany click here

restaurant still lives…

The restaurants of La Coruña and Santiago de Compostela often have glass windows that display the local fine raw produce they cook inside. The windows groan under the weight of great hunks of meat, octopuses (please note that the plural of octopus is not octopi – it’s a greek word, not a latin one…so there!) and all manner of shellfish…I find these windows to be incredibly beautiful, like a Velazquez still life or the raw materials for an Arcimboldo painting…

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Meanwhile in bar malpica we feast on chippirones a la plancha (chargrilled squid), sweet and caramelised by the grill, parrochas fritas (fried little fish) and pimientos (little fried sweet green peppers)

other foody posts on this blog:

callos a la gallega

ossobuco vs xerrete

in praise of colombian food

few flowered recipes

first forage of the season

nose to tail and farajullas


cocido gallego


returning to the matanza


chocolate con churros

pani puri sunday

cicchetti tea-break



further adventures in foraging

revelations in a milanese restaurant

braid burn

cooking the haul



more foodie questions

foodie questions

nose to tail,

(s)light relief,

pulpo a la gallega

the matanza

morcilla and dying arts

jamòn serrano

curtis to la coruña…

Back in Spain…again…back to almost no internet…coin operated PCs in local bars…it’s always a challenge…

…the train from the small village of Curtis (see previous post) to the port of La Coruña, immaculately clean and just like Galicia, full of old people… Galicia (region just above Portugal in the north west corner of Spain) is full of fjords or rias in gallego, the indigenous galician language (i guess in Scots it’s a firth), and on this 1 hour journey you go past the Ria of Betanzos as well as that of La Coruña…