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November 19, 2018

By Peg Kern

Barcelona Cooking Vacation: Mercat del Ninot

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

I have to confess, when doing a market tour in Barcelona my first thought was "what's the Ninot market and why aren't we going to the Boqueria?" It's true that the Boqueria market off the city's main "Rambla" is one of the largest, oldest, and most well-known markets in Europe, but Barcelona is peppered with over 40 local markets, including the Mercat el Ninot in the town's Eixample district, which… Read
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November 10, 2018

By Peg Kern

Barcelona Neighborhoods: The Passeig de Gracia

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

One of Barcelona's most famous streets - and one of my favorites - is the Passeig de Gracia, which is a must-stop destination on any culinary tour of Barcelona. Named for the road (passeig means "passage," or "way") that connected old Barcelona to the village of Gracia to the north, this wide, ambling promenade is now one of the most known and poshest in Barcelona, and one of the favorites… Read
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October 23, 2018

By Peg Kern

How Do You Eat Tapas in Barcelona?

Filed Under  Food History, Travel Tips

How do you eat tapas in Barcelona? It's super easy, especially in a cosmopolitan city where most of the waitstaff speak multiple languages, including English. There are different types of tapas, all of which you can enjoy on a cooking vacation and foodie tour of Barcelona, including: pintxos tapas frias tapas calientes montaditos bocaditos Pintxos What is a pintxo? Basicaly it's a tapa (singular of "tapas") that is composed on… Read
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October 19, 2018

By Peg Kern

Barcelona Neighborhoods: El Born

Filed Under  Destination Feature

El Born is one of the trendiest and hottest neighborhoods in Barcelona. Popular with tourists? Yes. But that doesn't make it 'touristy' - quite the contrary, it is full of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars that make it one of the best places to visit while on a culinary tour in Barcelona. El Born is actually the southern part of the larger neighborhood known as "La Ribera" that runs along… Read
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November 1, 2016

By The International Kitchen

Boles de Picolat (Catalan Meatballs)

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Boles de Picolat is also known as Catalan meatballs … and it's a dish you'll often find on our culinary tours in southern France, in particularly the Languedoc-Roussillon region. But wait, you might be wondering, isn't Catalonia in Spain? It very much is, but the northern part of the region is actually in the south of France. As such, there are some interesting overlaps in culinary traditions between Spain and… Read
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April 4, 2016

By Peg Kern

Five Things to See in Barcelona

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

This week we'll be exploring some of our favorite things about Spain and Portugal, two of our favorite European destinations for a cooking vacation. Probably the most popular place to visit in Spain among our travelers is Barcelona. Even those culinary adventurers happy to spend a week in Andalusian Olive Country, or up in the Basque Country, will frequently stop to spend a few days in Barcelona. It is also… Read
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