Truita de pedres (pebbles omelette)

Serves 2

Prep: 5 minutes


4 large free-range eggs

1 small handful of beach pebbles

a pinch of salt

extra virgin olive oil

In August 2022, I conducted a series of interviews with fifteen local women of between fifty-nine and eighty-nine years in age to obtain data about fish consumption, reproductive work, and popular eating habits around fish in the seaside city of Blanes, my hometown, in the Costa Brava region of Catalonia. The interviews were part of a research project called “Women and Fish Gastronomy, a Study about Fish Consumption and Food Habits in the City of Blanes,” promoted by the local historical archives and the city council with funding from the EMFF (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund), which supports coastal communities. The aim of this research was to investigate current popular eating habits around fish and how they have changed in recent...

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