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saffronia Sep 5, 2010 02:06 PM

I will be visiting Barcelona in November and would like to buy home a few cazuelas - those earthen, ceramics/ terracotta cookware with varying sizes, used to cook and serve tapas and other food, commonly seen in Spain.

I've done some searching online, but to no avail.

Just wondering if anyone has good recommendations for shops that are not too "touristy"?


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    butterfly RE: saffronia Sep 5, 2010 03:21 PM

    You can buy the basic ones that everyone uses in lots of different sizes and configurations at hardware stores (ferreterías--which are all over the place and a good source for all kinds of everyday kitchen stuff). You can also find them at the five and dime sort of places (todo a cien/tot a cent).

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      ChesterhillGirl RE: saffronia Sep 5, 2010 03:44 PM

      You can buy them from amazon.com and not have to lug them home in your suitcase.

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        saffronia RE: ChesterhillGirl Sep 14, 2010 10:39 AM

        thank you both! :)

      2. PBSF RE: saffronia Sep 14, 2010 03:58 PM

        The department store, El Cortes Inglese has a good ktichenware department. You will find them there. They are in all the major cities: Madrid with a large store right on Sol, Placa Catalunya in Barcelona (both with good food hall also); at Plaza Nueva in Seville and also a larger one just east of that.

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          butterfly RE: PBSF Sep 16, 2010 08:15 AM

          El Corte Inglés (at least in Madrid) doesn't really carry much of a selection of "common people" cooking supplies like clay cazuelas, basic paella pans, enameled pans, etc. Regular people buy stuff like this at the ferretería (or todo a cien), which has more traditional cooking supplies (and in many more sizes and configurations than you can find in the US).

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            saffronia RE: butterfly Sep 17, 2010 11:39 AM

            Would you by any chance know where the ferreterías are located?

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              butterfly RE: saffronia Sep 17, 2010 06:16 PM

              I live in Madrid, so I can't tell you any specific ones in Barcelona... but ferreterías and todo a cien stores are all over the place in both cities (I've got at least five just within a five minute walk of my place). Just ask in your hotel and they can point you to one closeby and remember the hours are 9:30ish-2 and 5-8pm.

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                saffronia RE: butterfly Sep 19, 2010 06:57 AM

                got it! muchas gracias! :)

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                  grant.cook RE: butterfly Sep 25, 2010 11:19 AM

                  A lot of the ferreteria's in Madrid seem 2 be more hardware focused. I'll be there in a few days and was hoping to find something metro accessible that would have a variety of cazuellas and larger paella pans. Any recs for someone in Madrid for a surgical shopping run? Thx

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                    butterfly RE: grant.cook Sep 26, 2010 08:01 AM

                    Well, a ferretería *is* a hardware store... but pretty much all of them have basic dishes, glasses, pots, cazuelas, pans... They really are everywhere here (even more so than in BCN). Where are you staying?

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                      grant.cook RE: butterfly Sep 27, 2010 01:48 AM

                      Out at the airport Hilton, but we will be taking the Metro in to explore before we fly out the next day (got to get my souvenir espadrilles). We will probably be near Sol of course, and up near the Santa Domingo stop... depends on where we decide on for dinner. We have been eating pretty well, so the temptation is to go light, but it is the last night in Spain...

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                        Parigi RE: grant.cook Oct 17, 2010 04:18 AM

                        Coming to this thread inexcusably late.
                        Try ferreterías Targa on pla de Palau in the Born. Targa is the disneyland of cookware.

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                          SnackHappy RE: Parigi Oct 17, 2010 08:33 AM

                          Ah yes, that's the one I was trying to remember. Nice little place, decent selection and good service.


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            trvlcrzy RE: saffronia Sep 15, 2010 11:36 PM

            I just buy locally at la Espanola (www.donajuana.com) in California. Pretty reasonable..plus no lugging home all that heavy stuff that can arrive "in pieces". Their terracotta sangria cups are on sale now and I use these to serve soup as well.

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              saffronia RE: saffronia Sep 16, 2010 12:03 AM

              Thanks PBSF and trvlcrzy!! Real helpful!

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                ibnnawwas RE: saffronia Oct 14, 2010 07:14 AM

                There's a stall in one corner of Mercat Sant Antoni that sells all that stuff and more. You don't have to enter the market to access the stall, though, of course, why wouldn't you enter lovely market?

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                  ibnnawwas RE: ibnnawwas Oct 17, 2010 02:09 AM

                  Sorry, Mercat Santa Caterina.

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                cattivohombre RE: saffronia Nov 3, 2010 01:26 PM

                Hope I'm not too late, but I found the coolest Mom and Pop shop just loaded with cazualeas, pottery and paella pans. It is just North (on the side closest to Placa Cataluneya) of La Boqueria. It is more of an alley than a street? Closest intersection is Carrer del Carme and Carrer de les Cabres. Can't remember the name, but no tourists, no English spoken, no credit cards. It was worth carrying these things back to Texas on my carry on! (Bring an extra, sturdy, wheeled carry-on for this!)

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