Since September 2009 I have been living, working and eating in Barcelona. Over the last 10 years I have grown from being someone who ate lots of Heinz and packet foods to thankfully now being someone who has developed a burgeoning passion for good food and cooking and an interest in food production and it’s impact on the environment and society.
Barcelona is a fascinating and exciting city which excites me immensely, particularly gastronomically. The plethora of ingredients, the markets, the patisseries and chocolatiers, the restaurants, small eateries and Catalonia and Spain’s current dominance in the world of culinary creativity were just some of the pulls to this wonderful place.
I learn more about here all the time as I contribute to Barcelona lifestyle and listings magazine http://miniguide.es/
You will find me interspersing Spanish and Catalan vocabulary throughout this blog, the use of both reflects the interchanging usage in this city. However I always aim to use the Catalan words if I know them, this is the capital of Catalonia after all.
I don’t really enjoy writing about eating experiences I haven’t enjoyed so you’ll generally find I’m pretty positive about where I write about. I also don’t have a huge salary so you’ll see I cover places that are affordable and not too extravagant. Sadly.
And finally, do not call me a ‘foodie’. I think having an interest in what we produce, put in our bodies, treat ourselves with and what impact they have on our surroundings are something we should all be conscious of and not be an elitist, niche, snobbish label.
Thank you for reading.