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Friday, May 10, 2013

About Barcelona Spain 2013 AND PHOTOS AND RECIPE LINKS!!

WIKI on Barcelona


Lonely planet on Barcelona


Barcelona Travel Guide



Holidays for the rest of 2013
20 May Whitsun or Pentecost
23 June - 24 June St. John's Day festival - Otherwise known as Sant Joan - fireworks, bonfires and beach parties are the order of the day.
Link for the above fest:  http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/events/sant-joan/feast-sant-joan.html
15 August Assumption Day
11 September National Day of Catalonia
24 September La Mercè festival - The biggest, most colourful and wild festival in Barcelona - make sure you are in a party mood!
12 October Columbus' Day or National Day of Spain
01 November All Saints day
06 December Constitution' Day
08 December Day of the Immaculate Conception
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day / Saint Stephen's Day


PHOTOS OF BARCELONA (below food photos and recipe links)

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  


FOOD

You can eat well in Barcelona:
Restaurant types
·         All (175)
·         Catalan (39)
·         Tapas (22)
·         Mediterranean (15)
·         Seafood (12)
·         Spanish (12)
·         Cafe (8)
·         International (7)
·         Vegetarian (5)
·         Basque (4)
·         Italian (4)
·         Japanese (4)
·         Other (4)
·         Pan Asian (3)
·         South American (3)
·         Desserts (2)
·         Fusion (2)
·         Galician (2)
·         Pastelería (2)
·         Restaurant (2)
·         Snacks (2)
·         Basque, Tapas (1)
·         Brunch (1)
·         Café (1)
·         Cafe, Chocolate (1)
·         Cafe, Italian (1)
·         Chinese (1)
·         Cuban (1)
·         Deli (1)
·         Gelateria (1)
·         Gelato (1)
·         Ice Cream (1)
·         Japanese Fusion (1)
·         Meat (1)
·         Mediterranean, Asian (1)
·         Mexican (1)
·         Moroccan (1)
·         Nepalese (1)
·         Pastelería, Ristorante (1)
·         Pizza (1)
·         Spanish, Mediterranean (1)
·         Thai (1)



RESTAURANT PHOTOS BELOW
  

  


  

  

  


Some Basque foods you might find are:  tapas, grilled chops, suckling pig prepared with pears or apples, pasta with tiny cuttlefish, beef carpaccio with a tangy Basque cheese,  T-bone steak for two, less gargantuan, a thick salted-cod omelette), snacks, txacoli wine. etc.
Some Catalan foods you might find are: wild boar stew and finish with a Catalan dessert made from cheese and honey, roast suckling pig or salt-baked sea bass with black rice and razor clams, Catalan faves like chunks of fatty beef in gravy with more surprising options like (thin zucchini slices draped in cod and parmesan cheese). 
A great starter is the combinat, with three mussels, a smidge of amanida russa (potato salad), esqueixada and more. Meat and fish options follow, and the calamars farcits (stuffed calamari) are filling. Round off with homemade crema catalana. Other foods can be quail stuffed with duck foie gras and sausage with a mushroom sauce.

Traditionalists pour Txakoli up to 2 feet above the glass, which increases the bubbles in the wine. A special pourer, such as the one pictured here, makes it easy to pull off the show-stopping presentation. Chronicle photo illustration by Craig Lee and Ellie Winter


GENERIC SPANISH FOOD PHOTOS

  

  

  

  

  

  


  

  


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