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Thanksgiving in Iberia: An Ode to Port Wine and Stuffed Fowl!

Thanksgiving is a famed holiday in the European community. Non-American friends and co-workers repeatedly ask when this epic meal occurs (hinting for an invite), and nearly all Americans living here agree that the best part of having an authentic Thanksgiving meal on foreign soil is sharing the experience with at […]

Barcelona: The Gastronomic Rebirth of Gin and Cabaret

The leaves tumble across the worn sidewalk tiles. They gather against the buildings and huddle together in small corners. Jacket collars are turned up against the fierce wind that blows mercilessly down the long open avenue called Paral·lel. Bright florescent lights shine on the marquees announcing the latest shows, but […]

Friday Feature Photo: Correfoc, La Mercé, Spain

Photographer: Jordi Cohen Capture Date: Setember 2007 Location: Via Laietana, Barelona, Spain About:  This was the second time the photographer took pictures at the “correfoc”,  having learned a few tricks from last year’s challenges. Cruising Via Laietana, he saw a group of devils light their torches using the fire expelled from the Fire Breather. After one failed attempt […]

Top 5 Music Venues in Barcelona

Barcelona is known for many things, among them art, history, industry, tradition, trade, food (of course), and night life. The Barcelona locals, as well as party-hungry tourists, have an international reputation for doing everything a bit later in the evening than their other European counterparts. Notoriously, dinner in Barcelona (and […]

Sunny and Special Chiringuitos: The Best Beachside Dining in Barcelona

First things first: Barcelona is NOT a city where you can walk into any random restaurant and expect an “at least decent” meal. Yes, this food Mecca is full of amazing cuisine, culture, craftsmanship, tradition and innovation; however, it’s also full of businesses (restaurants and otherwise) that are operated with […]

Barcelona’s Brewing! Craft Beer in Catalunya

Beer in Barcelona falls into two categories: cheap lagers for which people hold strong allegiances (locality wins over flavor), and artisanal, complex ales that are harder to find on a night out, more fun for hops enthusiasts, and certainly not sold from plastic bags in the corner of Plaça Reial. […]

Catalan Recipe: Bacalao with Samfaina

It isn’t hard to see the cultural connections between Catalonia and France,  given the obvious geographic proximity. Recipes, Roman ruins, and modern wine-making techniques have all trickled over the border. Even the Catalan language stems in part from the medieval langue d’oc, echoes of which are still heard today in […]

Friday Feature Photo: Catxoflino – Catalan Cuisine

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: September 28, 2013 Location: Costa Brava, Spain About: Catxoflino is your quintessential Catalan surf and turf using anything and everything on hand. Like jazz, it’s the result of pure improve and intuition. Some of the most popular are: calçots (similar to a spring onion) with pork […]