For carnivores only

July 7, 2009

One of things my farmer likes to do when we’re in other places is check out the prices, cuts, quality and variety of meat.

At Barcelona’s Mercat de la Boqueria we found lamb legs  for 8.90 euros a kilo which is about $NZ20.


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These are the equivelent of our alpha grade lambs.

They are killed on weaning either because there isn’t enough feed to sustain ewes and lambs over summer or because the ewes are primarily for milking not meat.

This makes the meat sweeter than we’re used to.

There were also rabbits:

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I couldn’t bring myself to take a photo of the tripe, but did capture this:

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That’s sheep’s heads on the right and beside them are bulls’ testicles.

Mercat de la Boqueria

July 7, 2009

Mercat de la Boqueira is one of the attractions close to La Rambla  in Barcelona.


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It sells fresh food of every description from around 7 am until well in to the evening.


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