Foodie in Barcelona http://foodieinbarcelona.com Curious about food, culture and what people put in their mouth Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:49:19 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 78431162 Fismuler, Mediterranean, El Born http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fismuler-mediterranean-el-born/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fismuler-mediterranean-el-born/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:49:19 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11398 Read ‘Fismuler, Mediterranean, El Born’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Barcelona and Madrid may be in the same country but they don’t share much. Not fashion, Barcelona being decidedly bohemian and Madrid more conservative. Not politically (lets not even go there). And while the food is obviously very similar, a successful restaurant in Madrid is more likely to open another restaurant in Madrid, perhaps with...

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Gresca Bar, Gastro Bar, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/gresca-bar-gastro-bar-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/gresca-bar-gastro-bar-eixample/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2018 05:22:38 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11318 Read ‘Gresca Bar, Gastro Bar, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Gresca Bar is what happens when you take Catalan ingredients and apply classic cooking techniques. It firmly rejects anything molecular. It could be a Gastropub in London or a Bistro in Paris – the kind that has a Michelin star. The bottom line is quality, heritage, understatement. I first got wind of Gresca via the...

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The two Horchateria Sirvents of Sant Antoni http://foodieinbarcelona.com/the-two-sirvents-of-sant-antoni/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/the-two-sirvents-of-sant-antoni/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2018 05:42:28 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11145 Read ‘The two Horchateria Sirvents of Sant Antoni’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

“For horchata, you must try Sirvent.” people told me. I confidently assumed that the huge Sirvent on Ronda Santa Pau was the shop they all referred to. How else to explain the luxury and size of it, all to sell horchata in the summer and turron in the winter? Then I turned the corner onto...

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La Castafiore, Delicatessen, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/la-castafiore-delicatessen-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/la-castafiore-delicatessen-eixample/#comments Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:29:17 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11224 Read ‘La Castafiore, Delicatessen, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Barcelona’s Eixample district reminds me most of New York. The grid layout no doubt has something to do with it, plenty of generous sidewalks. More than that, it’s that the ground floor of every apartment block has a collar of shops wrapped around it. There are more nail salons per capita in Barcelona than anywhere...

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Slow Mov, Coffee Roasters, Gràcia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/slow-mov-coffee-roasters-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/slow-mov-coffee-roasters-gracia/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:52:28 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11185 Read ‘Slow Mov, Coffee Roasters, Gràcia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Outwardly, Slow Mov is a trendy coffee shop in Gràcia. On the many occasions I have had coffee there, I’ve never been far from an interesting conversation, people I would like to know more about. Last time it was 3 people discussing a boutique hotel opening. I think the interesting clientele has a lot to do...

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Tofu Catalan, Japanese Shop, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/tofu-catalan-japanese-shop-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/tofu-catalan-japanese-shop-eixample/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 05:07:20 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11305 Read ‘Tofu Catalan, Japanese Shop, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

There is something poetic about this shop. I can imagine it as a lino print or as a silent Japanese cartoon. A husband (Tateo Shimizu) and wife (Michiko) who having said everything they have to say, live a quiet life, side by side. He, once a journalist in Japan, makes artisanal tofu every day sourcing...

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A Summer Trip to Rome http://foodieinbarcelona.com/a-summer-trip-to-rome/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/a-summer-trip-to-rome/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 06:13:31 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11283 Read ‘A Summer Trip to Rome’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I haven’t been to Rome for over 20 years. Florence, plenty of times, it’s small and manageable but I remember Rome to be sprawling like Athens. It is sprawling and choked with history and garbage. Even in the best neighborhoods, impeccably groomed locals don’t even glance at the piles. Every street seems to have a...

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Santo Porcello, Bodega & Panini, Sant Antoni http://foodieinbarcelona.com/santo-porcello-bodega-panini-sant-antoni/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/santo-porcello-bodega-panini-sant-antoni/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 07:06:50 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11215 Read ‘Santo Porcello, Bodega & Panini, Sant Antoni’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

In France, 40% of songs played by radio stations must be French. It’s a means to protect cultural patrimony. As far as I am aware, the Italians have no such scheme in place but when you go to Italy, all you hear is Italian music. Italian music trumps French music if you ask me. But...

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Parking Pizza (2), Passeig San Joan http://foodieinbarcelona.com/parking-pizza-2-passeig-san-joan/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/parking-pizza-2-passeig-san-joan/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:20:23 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11095 Read ‘Parking Pizza (2), Passeig San Joan’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I like the pizza at Parking Pizza, I do. But more than the pizza I love the genius behind the concept. It took this second location, so much more obviously a former parking garage than their first location, for the genius behind it to become obvious. Ready to join me on an outrageously speculative narrative?...

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Morrow Coffee, Plaça Espanya http://foodieinbarcelona.com/morrow-coffee-placa-espanya/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/morrow-coffee-placa-espanya/#respond Thu, 12 Jul 2018 06:17:17 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11231 Read ‘Morrow Coffee, Plaça Espanya’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Because the craft coffee revolution is still in its nascent phase in Barcelona, there are neighborhoods that are craft coffee deserts. Places where a Starbucks seems like an indiscretion that you might have to commit. Plaça d’Espanya is one of those places. The commercial center of Arenas is a place that seems to sell nothing anyone...

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Yakumanka, Peruvian, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/yakumanka-peruvian-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/yakumanka-peruvian-eixample/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2018 06:02:40 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11237 Read ‘Yakumanka, Peruvian, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

The first time I had Peruvian food, 10 years ago, I thought leche de tigre was the extract of some exotic nut I had never heard of.  Not so ridiculous, horchata for example, is made from pressed ‘tiger nuts’ or chufas.  Common knowledge if you are from Barcelona (or Valencia where the best of these nuts come from)....

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Fan Curry Hacci, Japanese Comfort Food, Gracia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fan-curry-hacci-japanese-comfort-food-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fan-curry-hacci-japanese-comfort-food-gracia/#comments Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:43:06 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11200 Read ‘Fan Curry Hacci, Japanese Comfort Food, Gracia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

The incongruity of the ugliness of Japanese comfort food next to, well just about everything else they eat, is curious. It looks like slop but smells divine. I am at Fan Curry Hacci (a restaurant from Fan Shoronpo Japones just up the street)  for one reason only, to try the curry with rice.  It comes,...

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Paral.lelo, Artisanal Gelato, Gràcia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/artisanal-gelato-gracia-barcelona/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/artisanal-gelato-gracia-barcelona/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:19:09 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11192 Read ‘Paral.lelo, Artisanal Gelato, Gràcia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Carrer de Sèneca is up there for favourite streets. Leave the wide pavements of Passeig de Gracia, curl your way around the Salvador Espriu gardens (more of a plaça really), leave the Casa Fuster behind you and there is Sèneca. A little street, mostly pedestrian, populated with shops you will want to visit. (Also the...

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Dos Pebrots, Mediterranean, El Raval http://foodieinbarcelona.com/dos-pebrots-mediterranean-elraval/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/dos-pebrots-mediterranean-elraval/#comments Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:56:22 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11091 Read ‘Dos Pebrots, Mediterranean, El Raval’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Dos Pebrots is the restaurant of Albert Raurich, former chef de cuisine at El Bulli and Chef-owner at the Asian / Spanish fusion restaurant – Dos Palillos. The caliber of the place is evident when I arrive early to find the staff in a huddle, exchanging the essential information of what dishes to push, whats...

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Tast a La Rambla 2018 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/tast-a-la-rambla-2018/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/tast-a-la-rambla-2018/#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:49:07 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11166 Read ‘Tast a La Rambla 2018’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Tast a la Rambla is in on this weekend. From the 7th to the 10th of June, the bottom part of the Rambla is host to 50 stands where you can try a tapa from some of the best-loved restaurants and tapas bars in Barcelona. This year the stands are divided into 6 categories: Tapes...

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