Foodie in Barcelona http://foodieinbarcelona.com Curious about food, culture and what people put in their mouth Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:50:30 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 78431162 Hetta, Seasonal, Sarrià – Sant Gervasi http://foodieinbarcelona.com/hetta-seasonal-sarria-sant-gervasi/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/hetta-seasonal-sarria-sant-gervasi/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 06:20:47 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11425 Read ‘Hetta, Seasonal, Sarrià – Sant Gervasi’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Hetta is where the vegetarian restaurant Celeri used to be. It was run by Xavier Pellicier, who was at the time consulting for the TribuWoki group it belonged to, it attained a Michelin star. No small feat for a vegetable led restaurant in Barcelona. Fast forward to today, Pellicier has left TribuWoki and set up...

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Fromagerie Can Luc, Cheese, Gràcia http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fromagerie-can-luc-cheese-gracia/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fromagerie-can-luc-cheese-gracia/#respond Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:57:18 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11359 Read ‘Fromagerie Can Luc, Cheese, Gràcia’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Unlike cured meats, cheese is constantly evolving. From young and bland, it goes on to develop mature flavours until it reaches its apex. A fixed moment in time when it’s at its best before beginning its descent. A well-made cheese is a metaphor of life as much as it is a food.  A memorable cheese...

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La Zorra, Rice Dishes, Sitges http://foodieinbarcelona.com/la-zorra-rice-sitges/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/la-zorra-rice-sitges/#comments Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:23:18 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11492 Read ‘La Zorra, Rice Dishes, Sitges’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

If the traffic is fluid, Sitges is a 30-minute drive from the Christopher Columbus statue in Barcelona. A picturesque seaside town with a palm tree for every resident, it experiences drastic ebbs and lulls of people. Busy on the weekend and sparse during the week. Options to eat well are as hard to come by...

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Gringa, Californian Mexican, El Raval http://foodieinbarcelona.com/gringa-californian-mexican-el-raval/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/gringa-californian-mexican-el-raval/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:48:33 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11410 Read ‘Gringa, Californian Mexican, El Raval’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Google maps is telling me to go to the Raval side of Ronda de Santa Pau. The only places I know of in this corner of the Raval is Espai Egg and a cute, but in no other way noteworthy, family run Moroccan restaurant. It turns out the Moroccan has become Gringa. The work on...

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Xin Yang Kuang, Chinese Supermarket, Arc de Triomf http://foodieinbarcelona.com/xin-yang-kuang-chinese-supermarket-arc-de-triomf/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/xin-yang-kuang-chinese-supermarket-arc-de-triomf/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 04:48:09 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11463 Read ‘Xin Yang Kuang, Chinese Supermarket, Arc de Triomf’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

I’m in here a couple of times a month. It’s the large supermarket on Paseo de Sant Juan close to the Arc de Triomf. Yellow sign. I can never for the life of me remember the name. And if I look on google maps, it doesn’t exist. Xin Yang Kuang is the name. I picked...

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Cafetería Industrial, Cafe, Poble Nou http://foodieinbarcelona.com/cafeteria-industrial-cafe-poble-nou/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/cafeteria-industrial-cafe-poble-nou/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 02:07:26 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11453 Read ‘Cafetería Industrial, Cafe, Poble Nou’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Pantone Yellow U. Or maybe Pantone Yello 012C. Whatever it is, it’s not a natural colour. I joked it looked like a Minion had exploded in there the first time I saw an interior shot of Cafetería Industrial on Instagram. But when I visited the cafe I realized that there is something else about it...

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Eat My Trip, Brunch & Cakes, Eixample http://foodieinbarcelona.com/eat-my-trip-brunch-eixample/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/eat-my-trip-brunch-eixample/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 05:11:12 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11384 Read ‘Eat My Trip, Brunch & Cakes, Eixample’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Of all the food categories out there, brunch, in particular, has an affinity with Instagram. There is something inexplicably mesmerizing about a pert orange yolk being pierced and oozing out, lava-like. The breakfast bowls, like miniature edible Japanese rock gardens. Do you eat delicately, a spoonful with shaggy coconut another with pumpkin seeds or do...

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Barcelona Precincts, Book, Ben Holbrook http://foodieinbarcelona.com/barcelona-precincts-book-ben-holbrook/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/barcelona-precincts-book-ben-holbrook/#comments Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:16:07 +0000 http://foodieinbarcelona.com/?p=11442 Read ‘Barcelona Precincts, Book, Ben Holbrook’ on the Foodie in Barcelona website.

Barcelona Precincts is a coffee table book of visit-worthy places in the city. Written and photographed by my friend Ben Holbrook who writes about Barcelona and travel in general on his blog: Driftwood Journals. (Published by Hardie Grant) The city is cleverly divided in its barrios. Gràcia, Poblenou. Eixample divided into right and left. Then...

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Fismuler, Mediterranean, El Born http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fismuler-mediterranean-el-born/ http://foodieinbarcelona.com/fismuler-mediterranean-el-born/#comments 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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