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The Nifty Noodle Goes to Spain- Barcelona Cooking

September 9, 2015
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I’m back from my long hiatus. This summer flew by with so many back to back activities. As much as I love summer, this introvert is kind of relieved that fall is coming.

I recently returned from my trip to Spain. We were only there for a week, but it was just enough time to relax and get away from home. We spent a few days exploring Barcelona before heading to Mallorca to get some R&R. There’s so much to write about this trip that this have to be another multi-post series.

I think Wesley and I would both agree that the best thing we did on our trip was take a cooking class. The class started with a market tour of “Mercat La Boqueria”. Our instructor showed us around all the different stalls as we bought fresh fish and vegetables for our meal. FullSizeRender (3)Look how cute our kitchen was. FullSizeRender (4)FullSizeRender (5)FullSizeRender (6)Endless stalls of fish. FullSizeRender (7)FullSizeRender (8)My favorite part was the meat section. We got to sample both Iberico and Serrano ham. Iberico ham will cost you about $85 per pound vs the more affordable Serrano, which costs about $21 per pound. To our surprise, Serrano won the taste test in our group that day. FullSizeRender (9)When we returned from the market we were all given a task to prepare for our four-course meal. The menu consisted of: gazpacho, a Spanish omelette, paella and Catalan cream.IMG_4798FullSizeRenderThis fish stock was amazing!IMG_4803Clearly, everyone was excited to try this. IMG_4804Check out the finished product. FullSizeRender (12)Who would have guessed rubbing garlic and tomatoes onto bread would taste so good?IMG_4802Our gazpacho, Spanish omelette and tomato toast.IMG_4805FullSizeRender (11)IMG_4810  Finished the class with something sweet.IMG_4811

If you’re in Barcelona, you definitely need to check out Barcelona Cooking.

 

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