1 10, 2011

NYT Travel: Europe Food Issue

2017-02-17T15:25:10+01:00October 1st, 2011|Categories: Barcelona, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions|0 Comments

The Mercat de Santa Caterina in Barcelona stocks rovellons in the fall. This weekend, the NYT Travel section is devoted to Europe and its food and drink. Check out my contribution to the article "Unforgettable Foods" here. I wrote about a seasonal ingredient found in Barcelona's markets in the fall and share the page with [...]

27 08, 2011

Blood Boils at 41°, Barcelona

2017-02-17T15:26:13+01:00August 27th, 2011|Categories: Barcelona, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits|8 Comments

I used to feel unbelievably awkward in fancy restaurants. I guess it’s only natural for someone who used to bus tables. It took years of fine dining to finally feel comfortable at a Michelin-star table, to learn to sit up straight and slough off the paranoia that I was offending the sensibilities of […]

6 08, 2011

Mam i Teca, Eating Local in Barcelona

2017-02-17T15:26:22+01:00August 6th, 2011|Categories: Barcelona, Beer, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Spain|11 Comments

A few weeks ago, after a glorious road trip through Basque Country, Mamma Parla and I stopped in Barcelona for a couple of days. Our objective was to discover restaurants, markets, and shops specializing in locally sourced ingredients. At Mam i Teca we hit the jackpot. […]

2 08, 2011

Eating Local in Barcelona

2017-02-17T15:26:25+01:00August 2nd, 2011|Categories: Barcelona, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Spain, Travel|0 Comments

Local wild mushrooms served with peppers and asparagus at Mam i Teca. Barcelona has one of the most cosmopolitan dining scenes in Europe, but for those who want to eat local and get a taste of Catalonian ingredients, there are a number of excellent restaurants where chefs adhere to the “km 0” locavore approach promoted [...]

11 01, 2011

Barcelona's Porta Gaig Gives New Meaning to the Phrase Airplane Food

2016-01-07T03:37:40+01:00January 11th, 2011|Categories: Barcelona, Restaurants|0 Comments

Chef Carles Gaig of Michelin-star rated Gaig has opened Porta Gaig, a restaurant in Terminal 1 of the Barcelona Airport. Porta Gaig offers modern Catalan specialties with excellent ingredients and the chef's signature flare. (more on Scatti di Gusto...)

9 11, 2010

The Barcelona Binge

2016-01-09T14:10:00+01:00November 9th, 2010|Categories: Barcelona, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Spain|10 Comments

Gaudi’s masterpiece, the Casa Batllo’. Against all odds–a violent cough, congestion, and a dulling of the senses brought on by the worst cold I have ever had–I was able to do some serious damage in Barcelona last week. I flew in on Wednesday to meet Mamma Parla for a five-day trip. I am actually quite [...]