So... it was taking me forever to write this. And now I've decided for this post I'll just show some photos from a recent trip to Barcelona (food photos plus some) and maybe in the next week or so I can actually cook something! Fancy that. Oh and I get to eat at Chez Panisse for the first time on Thursday and I start weekly cooking classes later this month! Anyway, here are some photos from a wonderful trip. Thanks to Peter for being our gracious host and tour guide.
This is one of the cured meat vendors at the La Boqueria a.k.a. Mercat de Sant Josep. This market had everything and more. Check out the recent issue of Saveur (No. 130) that is all about markets around the world and makes special mention of this one.
Dining at El Atril.
Flaming shots courtesy of our wonderful bartender, who was from Brazil and wanted to get people in Spain interested in the flaming shot phenomena that is enjoyed by his countrymen, or so he claimed. I accidentally set my straw on fire the first time around.
Beer, shots and nachos at La Fianna. We visited this bar several times and the last night we were there we met the owner, a very friendly Irish guy who joined us for a drink and treated us to a round.
See I like taking pictures of them.
La Bombeta was amazing. If you go to Barcelona, head over to Barceloneta and eat some food here. They do not speak English so you better know a little Castilian (or better yet Catalon) or at least know how to point out what you want from the menu. The following are bad photos of some delicious food and I blame the alcohol.
Pulpo a la gallega
Polpette di Baccala
Whole fried calamari
Roasted/fried peppers- mostly mild and delicious.
And if you weren't bored out of your mind with these you can see even more trip snapshots if you look for the Barcelona sets on https://www.flickr.com/photos/96628465@N00/.