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Falcon Hunting Mushroom Gatherer

DON HARRIS: REFLECTIONS ON SPAIN

Falcon Hunting Mushroom Gatherer

When he released the falcon it flapped into the blue sky, circling higher and higher until it was just a dot in the heavens. When it spotted the dove below flying across the rolling fields, we could see the falcon tuck in its wings and plunge head first towards the ground. It honed in on the dove, and with a puff of feathers, the hunt was over. The owner of Faúndez Gourmet then returned with his prized falcon and us to his village.

Another hunt was going on in the forests around the tiny village of Rabanales de Aliste, outside of Zamora. In the evenings during the fall, local folk head out to groves of trees to harvest one of the...

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Exceptional Terra Cotta Cazuelas

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Exceptional Terra Cotta Cazuelas

These classic rustic refractory clay cazuelas are only made in the area near Breda, in Catalunya. The secret to the exceptional quality of these remarkable cooking products the special clay of the region, coveted by potters since Roman times. It comes from the Pyrenean foothills where the local artisans follow the Roman custom of adding very fine pebbles to this traditional clay thereby producing refractory clay.

The potters fire the dishes and cookware at a temperature that is higher than is normal for terra cotta production. The antique design cazuelas feature hand shaped handles which the potters manually attach to each cazuela...

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REGIONAL FOCUS

Cataluña

We have found such a kaleidoscope of experiences in Catalonia. Of course, there is vibrant Barcelona, which is the most cosmopolitan of all the cities of Spain. Not far from the French border that is marked by the snow-capped Pyrenees, Barcelona has a familiar feel for those who have traveled in Europe. Strolling down the broad Ramblas boulevard, we have seen everything from stalls featuring pets and parrots, to others with local handcrafts – or the latest sunglasses and DVD’s! Dozens of flower sellers line the long Ramblas brightening the walkway with buckets of freshly cut blooms.

We especially enjoy the vast San Josep de la Boquería...

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