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DK Travel has published a guide to eating like a local in 5 cities in the world including Barcelona. They say “you can get to the heart of a city by sampling the local flavors. So if you’re looking for a memorable meal on your travels, we’ve uncovered the ultimate places to visit if you […]

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Cooking Chestnuts in Barcelona

On October 16, 2009 By

Barcelona in October sees the air full of smoky goodness as street vendors set up stalls where they sell chestnuts and sweet potatoes cooked on charcoal braziers.

You can also cook them at home, using a special pan full of holes to allow the chestnuts to singe, filling the house with that delicious wintery […]

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Barcelona Food Specialities

On April 24, 2009 By

Catalan cuisine goes back at least as far as the 13th century, when the earliest recipe books have been discovered and its richness and variety help make it one of the most popular in the entire Mediterranean area.

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At certain times of the year throughout Catalonia you see cars pulled over to the side of the road and people foraging in the undergrowth for something that will later end up on their plate. It doesn’t always end well though; the mushroom season often brings with it tales of families being wiped out by a wrongly identified variety and people disappear for days on end after losing their path in the woods.

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Away from the restaurants serving all day English breakfasts and the fast food, visitors to Barcelona have a good opportunity to find out about Catalan cuisine. The key to Catalan cuisine is fresh ingredients cooked simply, and specialities like botifarra amb mongetes (Catalan sausage with beans) can be found in many restaurants for just a […]

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