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How Adventurous of a Spanish Foodie are You? Take the Quiz!

written by Sam Zucker | 22nd June 2016

When daydreaming of white sandy beaches, of sultry Flamenco dancers and rolling Spanish vineyards, do you also conjure up images of braised cow’s tongue or hairy pig’s ear when visiting Spain? No? Maybe you should, because if there’s one thing that Spain does unprecedentedly well it’s to use the entire, and we do mean entire, animal. It’s the Spanish way of saying, “thank you!”...

Top 10 neighborhoods to visit while in Barcelona

written by Sam Zucker | 16th May 2016

Barcelona may seem large and daunting at first approach, with its maze of windy cobbled alleyways; but after awhile, it suddenly feels like home. Streets untangle into a patterned network and neighborhoods (barrios) that once seemed remote are just a short walk away. From the Medieval and Roman history of the Ciutat Vella, to the sunny squares in Gràcia and the grand...
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Port Wine Tour with Ryan Opaz

Eager to taste a wide range of spectacular Port wine with a Knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood? Are you...

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Private Lisbon

Food

Lisbon Culinary Experience

Meet the passionate people crafting old-school Portuguese food deep inside Lisbon’s traditional neighborhoods. Visit the traditional hole-in-the-wall bakeries famed for their...

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Private Barcelona

Food

Barcelona Market Tour & Cooking Class

On this four hour Barcelona Cooking Class and Market Tour, you’ll have the rare opportunity to ease your way into...

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The Best Places to Eat Calçots in Barcelona

written by Sam Zucker | 26th January 2016

In the Catalan countryside surrounding Barcelona, young, sweet onions break ground in mid-winter, growing tall and pale in the rich Mediterranean soil packed around their roots. The fertile earth guards the tender white shoots from the sun, leaving them delicate, delicious, and ready for grilling. Calçots—as these indigenous winter onions are known in the Catalan language—are one of the...

5 Cozy Places to Eat & Drink in Barcelona in Winter

written by Sam Zucker | 23rd November 2015

The winter months in Barcelona are fast approaching, and with them will come humid cold and a touch of rain. While the typical tiled-floor, big-windowed, wooden-chaired restaurant or bar is the norm in Barcelona, you can also find plenty of places to pass a cozy afternoon or evening with a plate of great food and a tea, coffee, wine,...

5 Fantastic Hikes in Catalunya for Food Lovers

written by Sam Zucker | 2nd November 2015

Beyond the urban hive of Barcelona, the natural wonders of Catalunya await. Mountains, vineyards, forests, and coastlines; the region has it all! Hiking is a popular pastime here and should be at the top of the list for any visitor with a passion for both recreation and authentic cuisine, as the best hiking destinations traverse towns and villages of...

Top Ten Authentic Dishes to Enjoy in Cadaqués

written by Sam Zucker | 19th October 2015

Cadaqués is a beautiful white and blue fishing town two and a half hours north of Barcelona, and is considered by many to be the “Pearl of the Costa Brava.” The history of Cadaqués is tied into a long tradition of fishing, agriculture, and viticulture, so make the most of your time in this charming village and be sure you...
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