Traditional Cooking

This tag from our blog is for those wanting to explore the local cooking: Spanish and Catalan cuisine that is different from what you have at home. Our blog posts will take you on a tour of the local specialties ranging from rice to pasta, from soups to tapas… We also discuss here desserts as well as foods only the adventurous will dare to try. And we don’t just list the dishes themselves but also in what restaurants you can try them. So if you want to understand the menu and figure out the gems on it without needing the waiter’s help, don’t miss these posts!

MORE SPANISH UNUSUAL FOOD

STRANGE FOODS FROM SPAIN We do have some strange recipes in Spain, and we already started discussing it in a previous post in our blog. But we thought there was more to be shared, and that’s why today we are adding a second part to it. Because there are two ways to travel: staying in your comfort …

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Coca de Sant Joan

SPANISH COCA DE SANT JOAN RECIPE IN 5 EASY STEPS

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE COCA BREAD? June 24th is Saint John’s day, and in Catalonia people celebrate it with a big fireworks festival the evening before. Locals get together to make bonfires, see the fireworks, toast with cava and… eat coca bread! It’s easy to buy it in any local bakery or cake shop, …

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Spanish rice pot | ForeverBarcelona

WHAT’S THE BEST SPANISH RICE CASSEROLE?

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SPANISH RICE DISHES We love rice! It can be cooked in a thousand different ways and it goes well with nearly every type of food. Lots of cultures have used rice as a basic ingredient and have their own unique way of cooking it. In Catalonia we have grown …

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Soup from Spain

MOST AUTHENTIC SPANISH SOUPS

EVER TRIED A SPANISH SOUP? When you visit Spain, don’t stick only to tapas: get your spoon ready to try some authentic Spanish soup recipes. When someone thinks about Spanish food, tapas and paella seem to be like the only thing that’s worth trying. However, if anything characterizes the Spanish gastronomy in the cold months are …

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Catalan Typical Food

TOP CATALAN DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY

OUR INSIDERS SELECTION OF TRADITIONAL CATALAN FOOD FOR YOU Catalan cooking is quite different from the rest of Spain: instead of paella we go for black rice, and we prefer butifarras to chorizos. And we usually choose healthier and lighter ingredients most of the time, as well. Geographically we could consider our cuisine as Mediterranean cuisine where the influence of mountain …

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Weird Spanish foods to try on your next trip if you are brave

WEIRD FOODS IN SPAIN. ARE YOU DARING ENOUGH?

SPANISH CRAZY FOODS YOU SHOULD TRY All countries have food that people from other areas might think are not edible. Or plainly disgusting to think about eating them, LOL. In Spain, we have some adventurous foods that you probably have never heard about. Do you dare trying them without asking what they are? Maybe if …

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Awesome Spanish tortilla recipe | ForeverBarcelona

MY MOM’S EASY SPANISH OMELETTE RECIPE

THE AUTHENTIC SPANISH TORTILLA RECIPE Spanish omelette is a staple in any house in Spain: we often eat it at least once a week, and it’s always present in most informal celebrations and gatherings. Mom’s who don’t know how to make Spanish omelette the right way… are a failure. When in Spain, you can try Spanish omelette …

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Spanish Restaurants Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

THE BEST SPANISH RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA

MOST TRADITIONAL SPANISH RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA FOR YOUR TRIP Today we want to take you on a tour of the city’s most authentic Spanish restaurants. Barcelona has a huge restaurant offer, but very often when you ask for a traditional restaurant you’ll often be sent to a Catalan traditional restaurant. There is nothing wrong with that, …

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Spanish tapas dishes you need to try | ForeverBarcelona

BEST TRADITIONAL TAPAS FROM SPAIN

WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR TAPAS IN SPAIN? Spanish tapas are more a way of eating than one specific dish. If you don’t know what Spain tapas are, make sure to check out our post about them. But once you are sitting at that authentic Spanish tapas restaurant, the waiter waiting for you to order, you might …

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Calsot restaurants: Best calsotada in Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

WHERE IS THE BEST CALÇOTADA IN BARCELONA?

THE SEASON OF THE BARCELONA CALÇOTS HAS STARTED! The calçot onion (pronounced “calsots“) is a winter green onion that Catalan farmers grow in a particular way: they keep covering it with earth as it grows, to prevent the sun from turning the leaves green. That’s how it grows long as a leek and stays tender and …

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How to make crema catalana

THE ORIGINAL CREMA CATALANA RECIPE

HOMEMADE CATALAN CREME BRULEE RECIPE You can’t leave Barcelona without trying Catalan cream. It’s a classic dessert: Catalan custard is served in most traditional restaurants and tapas bars. The Catalan cream flavor will remind you of the French creme brulee, but that’s not strange: in history, Catalonia and France have been closely linked and that’s why the Catalan …

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Authentic Barcelona Restaurants Spain

BEST AUTHENTIC RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA

RECOMMENDED BARCELONA OFF THE BEATEN PATH RESTAURANTS What are the best authentic restaurants in Barcelona? That’s a question I’m often asked by my clients. However, many times they are not ready to go too far from the city center for dinner… In that case, I’d just recommend a few local places where locals and tourist mingle, …

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Catalan Restaurant List | ForeverBarcelona

AUTHENTIC CATALAN RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA

THE BEST CATALAN RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA Catalan food has inherited flavors from a rich variety of landscapes and the cultures that we’ve been in contact with during our history. A taste range of vegetables, meats, fish and seafood, eggs, pasta, rice… with a Mediterranean flavor but a local touch. But how can you tell where you …

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Paella restaurants in Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

WHERE TO GET THE BEST PAELLA IN BARCELONA?

DISCOVER THE BEST BARCELONA PAELLA RESTAURANTS Paella is THE dish all visitors want to try when in Spain. However, it’s not so easy to find a good one. Too many places serve a frozen pseudo-paella heated in the microwave. That’s not paella, that’s blasphemy! To eat paella like locals would, plan it for lunch to …

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