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Catalunya: 'Passport to Plate' My Catalan Culinary Adventure

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BARCELONA: TAPAS TOUR AND FAREWELL

Sunday, 7 Aug 2016 | Views [241]

BARCELONA: TAPAS TOUR AND FAREWELL       We met our guide Monica at Placa de Catalunya for our private ‘walking tapas tour’. Monica is an experienced guide and knowledgeable about the amazing food, culture ... Read more >

Tags: barcelona, catalonia, food tour, spain, spanish food, tapas


BARCELONA: BOQUERIA MARKET AND BCN COOKING SCHOOL

Sunday, 7 Aug 2016 | Views [225]

BARCELONA: BOQUERIA MARKET AND BCN COOKING SCHOOL       Back in Barcelona where the culinary adventure for World Nomads’ ‘Passport to Plate’ Scholarship had begun. Another day here will nicely bookend ... Read more >

Tags: barcelona, catalonia, cooking class, food market, spain


LES GARRIGUES: CULINARY EXPERIENCE IN A DRY STONE CABIN

Saturday, 6 Aug 2016 | Views [179]

LES GARRIGUES: CULINARY EXPERIENCE IN A DRY STONE CABIN       She may be small in stature and only in her twenties, but don’t let that fool you. Head Chef Montse has big ideas for her rural Restaurant Castell ... Read more >

Tags: cabin, catalan cuisine, catalonia, les garrigues, lunch


L'ALBI: EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND AN ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN

Friday, 5 Aug 2016 | Views [177]

L’ALBI: EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND AN ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN   We drive to another small village in Less Garrigues called L’Albi , which is known for its olive oil cooperative. We meet outside the Olive Collective Mill, ... Read more >

Tags: anthropology, catalonia, gardening, herbs, lalbi, olive oil, spain


LA POBLA DE CERVOLES: HOMESTAY AT CAL PASTOR

Thursday, 4 Aug 2016 | Views [186]

LA POBLA DE CERVOLES: HOMESTAY AT CAL PASTOR           We drive away from the Iberian coast towards Les Garrigues and eventually arrive at Cal Pastor hot, dusty and tired.   Cal Pastor ... Read more >

Tags: catalan, catalonia, homestay, rural tourism, spain, spanish food


TARRAGONA: FROM THE SEASIDE TO AN ANCIENT AQUEDUCT

Wednesday, 3 Aug 2016 | Views [316]

TARRAGONA: FROM THE SEASIDE TO AN ANCIENT AQUEDUCT      FISHING AND SEAFOOD COOKING CLASS IN CAMBRILS   Another day, another change of scenery in the diverse landscape of Catalonia. From the mountains ... Read more >

Tags: ancient, cambrils. aqueduct, catalonia, spain, tarragona


FALSET: AN EVENING AT HOTEL SPORT

Tuesday, 2 Aug 2016 | Views [186]

FALSET: AN EVENING AT HOTEL SPORT     Hotel Sport is located in the heart of Falset , the principle village of the Priorat . This makes it an ideal base for exploring the region. Falset is larger then the other villages ... Read more >

Tags: catalonia, falset, spain


SIURANA: A MAJESTIC VILLAGE WITH A MACABRE LEGEND

Monday, 18 Jul 2016 | Views [606]

  SIURANA: A MAJESTIC VILLAGE WITH A MACABRE LEGEND     Our guide for the afternoon is a British historian and wine expert, this repository of knowledge will serve us well as Priorat and Montsant are fascinating ... Read more >

Tags: catalonia, dessert, history, siruana, spain, wine


PRIORAT: CATACURIAN COOKING SCHOOL

Sunday, 17 Jul 2016 | Views [637]

PRIORAT: CATACURIAN COOKING SCHOOL     When Alicia Juanpere Artigas announces that she was once a professional ballerina and actress – it all makes sense.  We have entered the Catacurian Cooking School – ... Read more >

Tags: catalan cuisine, catalonia, cooking class, countryside, priorat, spain, spanish food, wine


PRIORAT: CLOS DE L'OBAC WINE TOUR

Saturday, 16 Jul 2016 | Views [534]

PRIORAT: CLOS DE L'OBAC WINE TOUR   We farewell our kind hosts as we leave Masia Tinet early for an hour-and-a-half drive towards the Priorat region in the valleys of the river Siruana and Montsant . The view through my window ... Read more >

Tags: cellar door, priorat, spain, wine, wine tasting


LA FANGA BAY: SEAFOOD LUNCH AT LO GOLERO

Friday, 15 Jul 2016 | Views [441]

LA FANGA BAY: SEAFOOD LUNCH AT LO GOLERO     For the first time this trip I can genuinely say, “I’ve worked up an appetite”, but it turns out that I have to work just a little bit harder before lunch becomes ... Read more >

Tags: beach, catalonia, paella, seafood, spain, spanish food


LA FANGA BAY: BIKE TOUR AND BIRD WATCHING

Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 | Views [350]

LA FANGA BAY: BIKE TOUR & BIRD WATCHING     We meet our guide who is waiting on the sandy road that runs parallel to the beach. He presents us with our bikes. These are no ordinary bikes, but electric bikes. He explains ... Read more >

Tags: bike, catalonia, cycling, delta, nature, spain


TERRES DE L'EBRE: RICE PLANTING FESTIVAL

Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 | Views [240]

TERRES DE L'EBRE: RICE PLANTING FESTIVAL   We’re up early again today, I come down the main staircase of Masia Tinet and Aicard greets me, “Good you got the memo about wearing shorts!”. My denim ‘short’... Read more >

Tags: catalonia, farming, produce, rice, rice planting, rural tourism, spain


TERRES DE L’EBRE: COOKING CLASS IN A LOCAL VILLA

Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 | Views [233]

TERRES DE L’EBRE COOKING CLASS IN A LOCAL VILLA   After an already long day of non-stop activities and suffering a minor case of sun-stroke (totally forgot to wear sunscreen and my arms have turned a pretty shade of pink) in ... Read more >

Tags: catalan cuisine, catalonia, cooking class, countryside, spain, spanish food


SANT CARLES DE LA RAPITA: LUNCH ABOVE THE MUSSEL BEDS

Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016 | Views [305]

SANT CARLES DE LA RAPITA: LUNCH ABOVE THE MUSSEL BEDS     The morning spent traversing the dusty, arid landscape of ancient olive groves seems all but a faint memory as we visit the fishing town of Sant Carles de La Rapita ... Read more >

Tags: catalonia, fishing village, mussels, seafood, spain


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OLIVOS MILENARIOS: THE MILLENNIUM-OLD OLIVE TREES

Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016 | Views [299]

OLIVOS MILENARIOS: THE MILLENNIUM-OLD OLIVE TREES   When you think of a museum, it conjures up an image of a grand sandstone building containing a curated collection of fossils, artefacts and relics of dead things. This museum ... Read more >

Tags: catalonia, history, olive oil, olive trees, spain


TERRES DE L'EBRE: HOMESTAY AT MASIA TINET

Monday, 11 Jul 2016 | Views [327]

TERRES DE L'EBRE: HOMESTAY AT MASIA TINET     I’d had a taste of Barcelona and would have to wait to see more of the city as our weeklong road trip and culinary exploration of Catalonia is upon us. Aicard honks playfully ... Read more >

Tags: accomodation, catalonia, homestay, national park, rural tourism, spain


BARCELONA: A GOURMET GUIDE TO THE GOTHIC QUARTER

Sunday, 10 Jul 2016 | Views [340]

BARCELONA: A GOURMET GUIDE TO THE GOTHIC QUARTER   After a long haul flight from Sydney and arriving in Barcelona late the evening before, I awake bleary-eyed and discombobulated. I peek out of my window to the street below and there ... Read more >

Tags: barcelona, catalonia, food, gourmet, spain, travel

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