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Over the last year, Ashley and I have been working day and night to bring all of you a culinary guide to our favorite city in Europe, Barcelona. Barcelona has one of the most unique and dynamic cuisines in the world. It is not only the center for the best traditional Catalan cuisine but also pulls influences from the best of Spain as well.
“Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine” is an almost 200-page culinary adventure through the cuisine of Catalonia and the region’s favorite city, Barcelona. Ashley and I dove deep into their cuisine to bring you an easy to use and comprehensive guide. We spent over three months in Barcelona to research the cuisine first hand. Believe us, there was A LOT of eating and drinking in order to bring you this culinary guidebook.
“Eat Local in Barcelona” will provide you a comprehensive look into the history of the Catalan region and the outside influences that helped shape this unique culture and the cuisine of the Catalan people. You will also learn about the dining customs of the locals in Barcelona including when and what they eat.
“Eat Local in Barcelona” will teach you about the seasonal ingredients and traditional sauces that are the building blocks of the cuisine. You will also get to know the traditional dishes that are the heart and soul of the cuisine from bacallá to canalons to esclavida to paella. You will learn about the wine, spirits, and beers that are enjoyed while consuming all the delicious food on your plate.
We have also put together a restaurant guide the includes over 60 restaurants broken down by neighborhood. These restaurants we researched personally along with recommendations from locals to provide you with the best tastes that Barcelona has to offer, both traditional and modern. We also have included a list of local markets so that you can truly explore their seasonal ingredients.
We also wanted to make sure you know how to order like a local, so we put together a phrase book that teaches you everything you need to know when it comes to navigating a restaurant, wine, and beer and shopping at the market. The phrasebook is not just from English to Spanish but also includes Catalan to have you speaking like a local.
With Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine in your back pocket you will have the information and the knowledge to navigate the city of Barcelona like a local. Make sure that you do not leave your house without this ultimate culinary guide to Barcelona!
Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine
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