Butifarring: Tubular Gastronomy in Barcelona Reply

Butifarring Barcelona Spain

Culinary Back Streets.com–Gourmet fast food has swept through Spain at full speed. It comes in multiregional styles and with strong creative inspiration behind it – and, most importantly, the food itself can be exceptional.

Eric Camp, Albert Gómez and their three partners are a good example of this, with their sausage-centric project, Butifarring, and their first small venue in Barrio Gòtico, which is much more than a Catalan hot dog or sandwich place. Camp, an energetic entrepreneur and founder of other successful companies, came up with the concept. Gómez, the head chef, trained in the kitchens of world-renowned chefs Ferran Adriá and Martín Berasategui.



Spain’s Pro-Choice Movement Takes to the Screen Reply

Pro Choice Spain

There aren’t many films that do not seek to turn a profit and which are available to view online for free the day after opening nationwide. But for the makers of a new documentary about the campaign against Spanish government plans to introduce stricter abortion legislation, these are desperate times. Yo decido. El tren de la libertad (“I Decide. The Freedom Train”) opened Thursday, July 10 in cinemas, cafes and cultural centres across Spain and entrance was free of charge. Today it can be seen on the internet. It has been made by a collective of nearly 80 female film-makers, who aim to contribute to a cause they feel is “just and urgent: to ensure that neither in Spain nor in any other country the rights of women to decide freely regarding their bodies and sexuality are pushed back or renegotiated”.


World’s Most Expensive Restaurant Opens in Ibiza Reply

Sublimotion Restaurant Ibiza

Digital Journal.com–If traveling to Ibiza in the Balearic Islands this summer, put around 1,500 euros per person aside for an exclusive meal while you are in town. Yes, that is around $2,075 per head, at what will probably be the most expensive restaurant in the world. Are you wondering what on earth you would get for this exorbitant fee? Well, diners at the SubliMotion restaurant in the upcoming Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza in Spain’s Balearic Islands will be treated to the very latest in “avant-garde gastronomy” in a literal “theater to the senses.”


Neanderthal Faces Emerge from the Gloom of a Spanish Cave Reply

Atapuerca Neanderthal Spain

Bones and skulls found in the cave show Neanderthal facial features appearing for the first time 430,000 years ago

Ancient  skulls recovered from a deep cave in northern Spain are the oldest known remains to show clear signs of Neanderthal facial features, researchers claim. Scientists reconstructed 17 skulls from pieces of bone found in the mud at Sima de los Huesos, or the “Pit of Bones”, in the Atapuerca mountains. The skulls had some Neanderthal-like features, but their appearance was otherwise far more primitive. Juan Luis Arsuaga, professor of palaeontology at the Complutense University of Madrid, said the remains belonged to a “missing link” population that fell somewhere between the Neanderthals and a more archaic group of human forerunners.


Barcelona – A Walking Tour Reply

Sagrada Familia Barcelona

This 45-minute video is a casual visitor’s visual stroll through the art and architecture of Barcelona, the capital of Spain’s northeastern región of Catalonia. The city is renowned for the Modernist architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

They hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions many international sport tournaments. This tour includes most of the touristic highlights: Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral; the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner; la Casa de Les Punxes, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch; the Passeig de Gràcia.


Did You Say Fun in the Sun? – Spain’s Sun and Beach Timelapse Reply

Spanish beaches

With nearly 8,000 kilometres of coastline, Spain has one of the most varied beach options for people who love the sea. The offerings, including both Mediterranean and Atlantic beaches, are impressive:

  • Bathing and sunbathing, of course

  • People watching

  • Hotels and resorts

  • Sailing and boating

  • Seaside dining, copas and tapas

  • Seascapes and coastal towns

  • Snorkling and scuba diving


Gustave Doré Captures Spain Reply

Dore Quixote Spain

Dover Fine Art, History of Art series–From Gustave Doré, one of the most popular — and most prolific — illustrators of all time. Doré created 236 powerful drawings during his trip to Spain in the 1870s. His illustrations, which have cast an image of Spain that will last for all time, include a haunting view of Barcelona’s prison of the Inquisition, dynamic portraits of the huddled poor, soaring interiors of cathedrals, and fiery Spanish dancer, among many other themes.

Louis August Gustave Doré was born in Strasbourg on January 6, 1832. At the age of fifteen he began his career working as a caricaturist for the French paper Le Journal pour rire. In the 1860s he illustrated a French edition of Cervantes’s Don Quixote, and his depictions of the knight and his squire, Sancho Panza, have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors’ ideas of the physical “look” of the two characters.


José Andrés Joins Daily Meal Council Reply

Jose Andres cocinero

.José Andrés was born in Mieres, in the Spanish region of Asturias and started cooking professionally in Spain as a teenager before coming to the United States at the age of 21 in 1990 to cook at Eldorado Petit, a short-lived Manhattan outpost of a well-known Barcelona restaurant. He subsequently moved to Washington D.C., and began opening restaurants of his own. Named to Time’s “100” Most Influential list and awarded “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation, Andrés is today an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author, educator, television personality and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.


Spanish Wineries’ Foray into Food Reply

Spanish wine food

Spanish red wine, cheese and extra virgin olive oil. Fernando Madariaga/©ICEX.

Adrienne Smith writes for Foods from Spain.com–The Spanish wine business is not just about wine anymore, with more and more wineries branching out into other top-notch gastronomic products from Spain that rely on quality, tradition and brand recognition to make their way into world markets.

Wine, cheese, olives and extra virgin olive oil…. what do these famous Spanish food products have in common? Well, in addition to being the makings for the perfect picnic or tapas party, they are produced, sold and increasingly exported by some of Spain’s most renowned wineries.