Foodie in Barcelona http://foodieinbarcelona.com Curious about food, culture and what people put in their mouth Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:05:57 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 78431162 Flax & Kale Passage, Vegetarian, Sant Pere http://foodieinbarcelona.com/flax-kale-passage-vegetarian/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/flax-kale-passage-vegetarian/#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:05:57 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10716 Read ‘Flax & Kale Passage, Vegetarian, Sant Pere’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Flax & Kale Passage is the latest entry from the Teresa Carles group. I’m walking around the restaurant taking pictures when I am approached by a man with an earpiece. “Do you have permission to take photographs here today?” “Permission, er no…but I am a food blogger, so I take pictures and write about restaurants.”...

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Pepa Pla, Drinks & sharing plates, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/pepa-pla-drinks-sharing-plates-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/pepa-pla-drinks-sharing-plates-eixample/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:27:56 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10693 Read ‘Pepa Pla, Drinks & sharing plates, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Bar del Pla behind Santa Caterina market has been such a success that the people behind it have opened a second location in Eixample. Similar in quality of food and drink to the former but with a look and personality of its very own. Located in a former bookshop, the team decided to retain a...

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Yellow Bakery, Sourdough & More, Gothic http://foodieinbarcelona.com/yellow-bakery-sourdough-more-gothic/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/yellow-bakery-sourdough-more-gothic/#comments Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:27:59 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10678 Read ‘Yellow Bakery, Sourdough & More, Gothic’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Currently, my favorite sourdough in the city. Sourdough from Yellow Bakery is sour, elastic and riddled with small holes. Its fugue is so strong, I can smell it before I can see it. Yellow Bakery is the dream project of Paul and Layla. They met when Paul was a chef at Potts Point’s Yellow Bistro...

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Lluritu, Seafood & Shellfish, Gracia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/lluritu-seafood-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/lluritu-seafood-gracia/#comments Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:04:39 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10661 Read ‘Lluritu, Seafood & Shellfish, Gracia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I had lunch at Lluritu last week. Up in Gracia, as far away from the sea as possible. No sea vistas, no palm trees. A narrow one-way street, as they often are in Gracia. A storefront that my lunch date walked right past. A lot of cold hard surfaces. Traditional tiles on the floor, a...

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The Fish & Chips Shop, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/the-fish-chips-shop-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/the-fish-chips-shop-eixample/#respond Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:02:57 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10430 Read ‘The Fish & Chips Shop, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Fish and chips are a British staple that dates back to the 1830’s. Potatoes were cheap and plentiful and fish, well the waters were full of fish back then. The dish helped fuel the industrial revolution and was one of the few things not to be rationed during the second world war. It was food...

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Patachou, Choux Desserts, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/patachou-choux-desserts-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/patachou-choux-desserts-eixample/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:27:48 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10582 Read ‘Patachou, Choux Desserts, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Choux pastry is simple to make. You heat water and butter together, add flour to turn it into a roux, allow it to cool slightly then beat egg into it. The shiny dough is then piped or spooned onto a baking sheet. Into a hot oven and pouf – it will expand to 3 times...

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Petit Pau, Seasonal Food, Sans http://foodieinbarcelona.com/petit-pau-seasonal-sans/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/petit-pau-seasonal-sans/#comments Wed, 01 Nov 2017 19:15:19 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10617 Read ‘Petit Pau, Seasonal Food, Sans’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I read an article in the Guardian by Nigella Lawson in which she lamented the unpopularity of brown hued food in a time where ordering food is done with its Instagramability in mind. We are starting to order food to please others and gain their admiration, rather than to please ourselves. It’s hard to remember...

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Jean Leon, Enotourism, Torrelavit http://foodieinbarcelona.com/jean-leon-enotourism-alt-penedes/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/jean-leon-enotourism-alt-penedes/#comments Wed, 25 Oct 2017 06:13:12 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10600 Read ‘Jean Leon, Enotourism, Torrelavit’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I have a WSET certificate from the days of my food and wine diploma at Leiths. Despite this, I remain hopelessly insecure about wine deferring to whoever I’m with an “I’ll have what you’re having”.  If anything learning the fundamentals of wine exposed me to how much I don’t know on the subject. When I received...

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Lam Street, Thai Food, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/lam-thai-food-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/lam-thai-food-eixample/#comments Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:39:55 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10472 Read ‘Lam Street, Thai Food, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

If I have plans when my friend Yvonne invites me over for a home cooked Malaysian lunch, I cancel them. Lunch at Yvonne’s house surpasses anything else I could be eating. Similarly if she calls and asks me if I want to join her for dinner at one of her favourite Thai places, I join...

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Ginette, French Food, St Pere http://foodieinbarcelona.com/ginette-french-st-pere/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/ginette-french-st-pere/#comments Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:16:39 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10547 Read ‘Ginette, French Food, St Pere’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

We haven’t heard much from French food in the past few years. Is it since Adria changed the rules of the game? Since awards like 50 Best Restaurants (which launched in 2002) have usurped stoic pictureless guides such as the Michelin Guide? I can’t pinpoint it, but as it stands I would be hard pressed to...

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Jaime J Renobell, Bulk Shop, El Born http://foodieinbarcelona.com/jaime-j-renobell-bulk-shop-el-born/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/jaime-j-renobell-bulk-shop-el-born/#respond Thu, 05 Oct 2017 05:47:13 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10485 Read ‘Jaime J Renobell, Bulk Shop, El Born’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Plaça Comercial once housed the city’s main food market.  Shops on the surrounding streets were occupied by food vendors. (Historically, El Born was an area populated by workers and many streets are named after the speciality – for example the glass makers were on C/ del Vidre). In 1972 the Mercado Central was moved to...

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Kaiku, Seafood & Rice, Barceloneta http://foodieinbarcelona.com/kaiku-seafood-rice-barceloneta/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/kaiku-seafood-rice-barceloneta/#comments Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:48:17 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10453 Read ‘Kaiku, Seafood & Rice, Barceloneta’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

“Where do you go for paella?” “What is your favourite spot for paella?” “Best paella restaurant in Barcelona?” My inbox is full of these. I in turn, pester my most trusted local sources. The reason I defer to them is that I don’t often eat paella. I do buy the fat squat bomba rice and...

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Súper, Take-Away Shop, Poble Nou http://foodieinbarcelona.com/super-take-away-poble-nou/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/super-take-away-poble-nou/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:11:34 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10374 Read ‘Súper, Take-Away Shop, Poble Nou’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Súper Coffee and Food Store is a great takeaway shop in Poble Nou with a name I never remember. Opened by husband and wife team Jay and Christiane in 2015: the name it turns out, came from all the ‘super’ foods that are used to prepare the food and a play on the local “supermercats”....

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Mont Bar, Fancy Tapas, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/mont-bar-sophisticated-tapas-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/mont-bar-sophisticated-tapas-eixample/#comments Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:16:44 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=10339 Read ‘Mont Bar, Fancy Tapas, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I was having lunch at Mont Bar with Lauren, one of the founders of the independent tours Devour. We arrived when the place opened at 13:30 and stayed until the kitchen porter dragged the bin bags out to toss. After asking our waiter to point out the most emblematic dishes we ordered 7 dishes to share. We...

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Bermont Coffee, Craft Coffee, Gracia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/bermont-coffee/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/bermont-coffee/#respond Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:24:05 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=9835 Read ‘Bermont Coffee, Craft Coffee, Gracia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I was at Crosstown doughnuts in Soho, London trying to order a cortado. “The regular house blend or our honey processed blend, which is £0.50 more?” “Honey what now?” “It just means that some of the mucilage (honey) is left and imparts some flavour onto the coffee bean.” he explained to me. I considered his...

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