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All there is to know about Tapas! The ultimate way of life for Spaniards and a delicious way to explore and get the essence of beautiful Spain.  What are Tapas? Tapas, are neither a simple meal nor a snack; they’re a social event, a way of living, and a philosophy in Spain. Did you know Spain has the most bar per habitat? Yes, before Ireland and UK! This is where you find original tapas. A great way to meet friends to chat around a beverage, whether wine, beer or vermouth, while eating up a small bite. Misconception Many believe tapas are those small plates you accumulate in the middle of the table to share between a group of people. Still, the truth is a “tapa” is thought initially for one person only and, by tradition, eaten standing up at the bar. If you want to share plates, you’ll need a “ración,”…

A Mediterranean classic combo of fresh figs and goat cheese in a salad form with tomatoes, walnuts, the usual honey touch, and a balsamic cream not to overpower the dish. Figs and Goat Cheese Salad will blow your mind! This Figs and Goat Cheese 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 melts cheese on the mushroom with the help of a lightning bolt… Some ingredients are just much better coupled; this is a good example. A slice of melted goat cheese on a fresh fig piece! Served with crunchy lettuce, walnuts, and cherry tomatoes with a honey dressing and extra balsamic cream. Goat cheese Paradise Where I live, close to the Pyrenees mountain chain, they do some great goat cheeses! Although we don’t see them eating cheese in many…

Barcelona’s got a lovely variety of tapas, from the Pinchos to some gorgeous Iberic ham plates to the Basque-style tapas held up by a wooden stick; here is a guide to the best Tapas places in Barcelona! Here are my Top 11 best Tapas places in Barcelona to experience on your next trip to Gaudi’s city! Some require a reservation a few weeks in advance; others need you to turn up and don’t take reservations. I’ll give you the down below. Tapas originated 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 a breakneck pace. Today, they were one of the few cities in Spain where you can find the widest variety of Tapas, from traditional to molecular! 1. Cal Pep Plaça de les Olles, 8, El Born district This small, hidden traditional…

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…