The whole centre of Barcelona is filled today with people, roses and bookstands. It’s Sant Jordi, Saint George’s day, one of the most beautiful events you can witness in the Catalan capital. Catalunya’s version of Valentine’s day, Sant Jordi is a festivity that combines culture and romanticism. On 23 April, according to traditionContinue reading “Barcelona Celebrates Sant Jordi with Books and Flowers”
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A simple recipe with honey, sugar, egg white and almonds, turned out into the essential sweet of any Christmas meal, in Spain, and into the famous Spanish candy in the world. While today a number of different varieties exist, and regions have their own special recipes, the history of turrón can be traced backContinue reading “el Turrón”
Slow Food. A Route of Organic Barcelona
Vegetarian, vegan, raw-vegan, eco, of origin, unprocessed and healthy ideas to know, to stop, to taste, to take away, to enjoy and talk about. Blue Project Café, Teresa’s Stairway and Petit Brot.
Cycling & Co.
In Barcelona, you can pair pretty much everything with cycling. Here are 3 of my favorite experiences, so far.
Taste & Architecture. A Route in Style
Walk the centre of the city and have a Modernist breakfast, eclectic brunch and gourmet Catalan lunch at the market.
Some pintxos with a twist, in Poble Sec.
Tortilla de Patatas | Parlament, Cuina de Barri
Tortilla is the diminutive form of torta, cake. This dish is called tortilla de patatas or tortilla española to distinguish it from the plain omelette or tortilla francesa. Tortilla de patatas or Spanish omelette, in English, is widely eaten in Spain and in many of the Spanish-speaking countries. While there are numerous variations, the traditional, classicContinue reading “Tortilla de Patatas | Parlament, Cuina de Barri”
Patatas Bravas | Fàbrica Moritz
Also called patatas a la brava or papas bravas, patatas bravas are a dish native to Spain. The name literally translates to ‘fierce potatoes’ – due to its spicy sauce. Patatas bravas typically consist of white potatoes that have been cut into irregular shapes, boiled for several minutes in salted water, then rubbed dry andContinue reading “Patatas Bravas | Fàbrica Moritz”
Stories on Tapas
A tapa (plural tapas) is just one of the ways you can get your food here, around the Iberian peninsula. Usually, the way that food is served, as well as the kind of dish used, determine its name, so you might have plato (dish), racion (portion), tapa (snack), pintxo (food on a stick) or montadito (food on bread).Continue reading “Stories on Tapas”
Houses of Giants
For any celebration of a saint patron of Barcelona or one of its neighborhoods, els gegantes or the giants (of 4 meters height) walk the city and dance, accompanied by music, fire shows and other Catalan traditions. Here is where you can see the giants, when they are not in the show, and find out more on their story.