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Remembering each day in Barcelona

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A different way to celebrate food each day. Go on, click on the photos one by one and enjoy the vicarious ride.

Day 1: Bait fry, first meal

Day 2: Found the perfect cocktail

Day 3: What a ham!

Day 4: A dessert that may well worth be dying for

Day 5: And the machu-picchu flight takes off…

Day 6: The famous Spanish tortilla

Day 7: Seafood paella by the sea

Day 8: A local pub

Day 9: An icecream in Girona

Day 10: A sweet eggplant

Day 11: Carme’s childhood memories

Day 12: A tale of two sticks

Day 13: Street food at farmer’s market

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February 18, 2014 at 3:24 am

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Saving the best of Barcelona for the last

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What else but Gaudi’s Segrada Familia! Being there surrounded by the beautiful lights coming in through the stained glass windows and the marvelous architecture inside, evokes an amble through woods. On an everyday basis, I might miss CalPep or L’ascensor, but Segrada Familia is what will take me back to Barcelona.

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January 2, 2014 at 5:30 am

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Mercat de Mercats

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Last day in Barcelona, we were in for a pleasant surprise – start of market of markets festival  in front of Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Caterina market. Some of the well known catalan chefs had set up food stalls along with dozens of local producers and market stalls.

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January 2, 2014 at 4:26 am

Two sticks, chopstick and toothpick

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What is in a name? Restaurant/bar Dos Palillos, presents a Japanese influenced tapas menu. They talk about two sticks as their inspiration. Toothpick for tapas and chopsticks for the asian influence.

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January 1, 2014 at 12:30 am

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Stars of Restaurant Sant Pau

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Unusually balmy weather of Barcelona made the train trip to Sant Pol De Mar a memorable experience. View from the train is the blue water of the Mediterranean sea. On our way, we met an older couple who were on a quest to eat at every Michelin starred restaurant on the planet which made the train trip back and forth go by in a jiffy.

A glass of champaign to start of this celebration of food.

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December 28, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Gaudi’s homes, the one to gawk at

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Casa Milà, is popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’. Apparently because during Gaudi’s construction, the building looked like a quarry i.e., pedrera and the name stuck. Two aspects of interest at La Pedrera are a well put together Gaudi museum in the attic space and the stunning rooftop. There is also an apartment on display decked up in the bourgeois style of early 20th century.

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December 28, 2013 at 8:23 am

La Biblioteca Gourmande, a lazy catalan lunch

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Fried eggplant appetizer with cumin and honey

It has been a few months since we have been back from the Barcelona vacation. Not surprisingly I have been caught up with the  business of life. However, I am still clinging to a few things from Barcelona. In particular, I have been on a quest to perfect gin martini. Thanks to my local alcohol purveyor, K&L wines, getting hold of a good bottle of gin is not that difficult. My last bottle was Faultline and the current one is Citadelle. Both excellent but the martini is still missing the romance of L’Ascensor. Husband says I need some grey hair before I can arrive at the perfect martini and perhaps he is right.
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December 28, 2013 at 8:10 am