Translated from Japanese as yummy, deliciousness or a pleasant savoury taste, umami is actually a taste: the fifth taste, the one besides sweet, sour, salty and bitter. It is present in a vast array of veggies as well as in most fermented foods, and it’s also one of the tasty bowls of Honest Greens.
Since I’ve been here in Barcelona, it seems that the midday vermouth is the official start of the weekend. With a nice glass of this aromatic fortified wine, algo para picar and friends, sitting at a terrace or enjoying a live set in a bar, that’s the local way to welcome el finde, the end ofContinue reading “Vermouth, the Official Start of the Weekend”
For cheese lovers, Barcelona is simply heaven. All across Catalunya there are plenty of local producers that create their cheese the artesan way; and, in the city – lots of fairs and events where you can taste them, and let the cheesemakers tell you their story and where you can buy the specialties. One ofContinue reading “Mas d’Eroles | Artesan’s Raw Cheese”
Last evening, looking for a place for a tapa and a glass of wine, we stopped at La Rubia. This casual restaurant addresses mostly local people and is specialised in tapas and salads, or platitos, bocadillos y ensaladas de carácter local, that go with their – also local – beers, wines and vermouth. My favourites byContinue reading “The Tapas Plan | La Rubia”
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.
Escalivada is a traditional dish from Catalonia, and typically consists of roasted eggplant and bell peppers with olive oil, and sometimes onion, tomato, minced garlic, and salt.
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”
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”
“No decaf, no wi-fi, no fun for children.” Satan’s Coffee Corner is a pretty cool place. Coffee comes from all parts of the world and is roasted in Barcelona. Breakfast and meals are prepared by a Japanese chef (and artist). Music is at 55dB.
Laie Pau Claris is a nice place to escape the frenetic city life, right in the middle of it: it’s a library with a café – restaurant on the first floor, located in a typical Eixample building, only some 2-3 minutes away from Passeig de Gràcia. the Space & the Mood Even if right inContinue reading “Laie | Lunch at Library”