Monday, August 10, 2015

Barcelona Food

I feel a theme coming on. During our two weeks in Spain, I must admit that food took center stage, especially after a long day tramping around seeing the sights. I always looked forward to stopping and having something to eat, and in Barcelona there is no shortage of interesting options. Morning began twice with a visit to one of the greatest food markets in the world, La Boqueria, also known as the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, a five minute walk from our hotel off the Rambla. We made our first stop at the Pinotxo Bar for breakfast. It's in every guide book and easy to see why. Juanito, the well-known owner, is a delightful guy with an infectious personality who works long hours in an impossibly-cramped environment but manages to serve up a terrific breakfast. We sat at the bar and watched the cooks battle each other for space to work. Coffee, fresh orange juice, and a Spanish omelet hit the spot. The first six photographs are all from La Boqueria and its myriad stalls. The last shot is Spain's famous Jamon Iberico, an exquisite culinary experience. 

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