Spain On My Plate

We just got back from a fabulous trip to Spain – Madrid, Cordoba, Granada and Barcelona. Lots of delicious food, interesting markets, beautiful buildings, museums, lots of good memories.

And lots of pictures ….

Mercado de San Miguel

Scenes from the Mercado de San Miguel, and Pork Rinds and Crisps cooked in olive oil

Fruit, Vegetables and Legumes (in gorgeous baskets)

La Boqueria

Scenes from La Boqueria

Herb, Tea and Spice stalls next to the Granada Cathedral

Tapas, Pinchos (or Pintxos) and Crema Catalana

Churros and chocolate caliente, yummy desserts and the ticket for the Museu de la Xocolata in Barcelona

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Christmas treats – Mantecado (a type of shortbread biscuit made of lard, flour and sugar and only available between August and December) and Turron- nougat (introduced to Spain by the Moors and is made of honey, sugar and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts

Happy Pills … beautifully designed sweet shop …. one of our favourite places in Barcelona – we went back twice!!

And finally (should’ve been at the beginning) – breakfast …

1, 2 and 4, Breakfast at the Hotel Viento 10, Cordoba (the glorious orange is Persimmon, which was in season, topped with yoghurt). 3. Breakfast room at the Gar-Anat Hotel de Peregrinos in Granada. 5,6,7, and 8, great Spanish ham and cheese, bread and healthy muesli.

Mercado de San Miguel

Plaza de San Miguel, 28005, Madrid

La Boqueria

Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona

for Tapas –

Restaurant Taller de Tapas

Argenteria, 51, 08003 Barcelona

+ 34 93 268 85 59

for Pinchos or Pintxos (Tapas from the Basque Country)

Sagardi

Argenteria, 62, 08003 Barcelona

+ 34 93 319 99 93

Museu de la Xocolata

Comerç, 36, 08003 Barcelona

+ 34 932 68 78 78

Hotel Viento 10

http://www.hotelviento10.es

Gar-Anat Hotel de Peregrinos

Placeta de los Peregrinos, 1, 18009 Granada

+ 34 958 22 55 28

Happy Pills

Carrer de l’Argenteria, 70, Barcelona

+ 34 932 956 842

Chocolate Caliente/Hot Chocolate

everywhere 😉

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