Thursday, 13 March 2008

The artistry of botifarra

There's sausage and then there's botifarra. Catalans would probably not look kindly on one of the principal staples of their cuisine being refered to as a mere salsitxa, and as one local shop has proved, the botifarra can be as simple or as elaborate as you like.
Across the street from the church of Santa María del Mar in Barcelona's increasingly fashionable El Born neighbourhood, La Botifarreria de Santa María specialises in quality meats and cheeses, but its main attraction is its bewildering variety of botifarra. (Full story in printed edition).