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January 24, 2019

By The International Kitchen

Three Things to See in Andalusia on a Culinary Tour of Spain

Filed Under  Destination Feature

What things are there to see in Andalusia? Lots of things! Andalusia is one of our favorite parts of Spain - and why not? It's got amazing cultural sites, great, sunny weather, and fabulous gastronomy. There are so many reasons to visit this fabulous southern region, but we're focussing on just three. The Alhambra Palace Granada's crown jewel, and one of Europe's most important sites, the Alhambra is a breathtaking… Read
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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

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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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May 22, 2018

By Adrian Hall

A Gastro Windmill in Spain

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Food History

"What giants?" said Sancho Panza. "Those thou seest there," answered his master, "with the long arms, and some have them nearly two leagues long." "Look, your worship," said Sancho; "what we see there are not giants but windmills, and what seem to be their arms are the sails that turned by the wind make the millstone go." "It is easy to see," replied Don Quixote, "that thou art not used… Read
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