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Barcelona’s got a lovely variety of tapas, from the pinchos, to some lovely iberic ham plates to the basque style tapas holding up by a wooden stick, here are the best places to try tapas in this gastronomic city! Tapas originate in the South of Spain, more precisely Andalusia. Although in Barcelona, Catalonia, tapas came later on… around about 30-40 years ago. However, it picked up at an incredibly fast pace. Today, being one of the few cities in Spain where you can find the biggest variety of Tapas ranging from traditional to molecular! Here are my “10 must-try Tapas places” to experience on your next trip to Gaudi’s city! Some require a reservation a few weeks in advance and others require you to turn up and don’t take reservations. I’ll give you the lowdown below.  1. Cal Pep Plaça de les Olles, 8, El Born district   This small,…

Greece the land of Temples, the birth of democracy and mythology but also land of exquisite cuisine. I’ve spend a week in Aegina this summer, a small island, about 1 hour south of Athens by boat. This Island is a special one, first it’s home to the Temple of Aphaia, one of the best preserved doric temples in Greece. Plus since 1860, the island is a top producers of quality pistachios in Europe. Their pistachios are simply divine, they say sweeter than most pistachios, those trees are growing easily all over the island, although not so easily elsewhere in Greece or even Europe… As soon as you touch land, in the harbour, you’ll see many stands of pistachios here and there. A pure pistachio heaven! They sell all kinds of products like; pistachio butter, pesto, paste, nougat, preserved in honey, candies, baklavas, etc. Plus those “nuts” (technically not nuts but seeds) are lower…

This salad will make you want to forget all those other salads before this one. A simple combination that makes fireworks. Like in the Ratatouille movie, when the rat melt cheese on the mushroom with the help of a lightning bolt… Some ingredients are just much better coupled and this is a good example. A melted goat cheese on figs pieces, walnuts, cherry tomatoes with a honey dressing and an extra balsamic cream top make it extra special. Where I live, close by the Pyrenees mountain chain, they do some great goat cheeses! Although we don’t get to see them eating cheese in many dishes, they prefer the cheese by itself, as a Tapa or mostly to start a meal, contrary to finish a meal like in France. They do such a varieties of cow, sheep and goat cheeses and often make a mix of all those to make a single cheese. I, on the…

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