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 … Continue 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 … Continue 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 … Continue 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 … Continue 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. … Continue 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 … Continue reading Laie | Lunch at Library
This is a restaurant with no less than 8 different settings to showcase Iberian delights. Fish & seafood. Tapas & rice. Fast deli. Meat & grill. Plus 4 bars: beer, wine, oysters or cocktails bar.
Besides being less crowded than La Boqueria, Santa Caterina market is one of the locals’ favourite place to go shopping or eating.