CULINARY JOURNEY

We love to explore gastronomy from all around the world. New flavors, unknown spices, brand new recipes, forgotten ingredients, local food & drink selection… they should also be part of and complete every journey. As they say, act like locals! Enjoy all the locally given goods to understand their culture better as well.

Take a look below at the selection of articles around our Culinary journey!

Interview with Vicenç Ferré, president of the wine DO Tarragona

We think that wine has a deep influence on the culture and identity of Tarragona Region. Therefore, we wanted to speak with someone relevant to represent the Denomination of Origin Tarragona. We wrote them directly, to an e-mail address found on the Internet and they offered the phone number of the President of DO Tarragona. …

Entrevista amb la Dolors Torné del Celler Cal Serafí a Torredembarra – Versió en Català

Aquesta és la entrevista a la propietària de Cal Serafí, un icònic celler al vell mig del centre històric de Torredembarra. És la Dolors, que de seguida ens va respondre per correu electrònic que es prestava a fer l’entrevista. Hem quedat a les quatre, quan el celler està tancat i ens rep amb dues persones …

Interview with Dolors Torné, Cal Serafí wine-shop, Torredembarra – English version

Here you can read an interview with the owner of Cal Serafí, the iconic wine-shop in the old part of the historic center of Torredembarra. She is Dolors Torné, who immediately answered us by e-mail and kindly accepted to do the interview. We met at 4 p.m. when the wine-shop is usually closed and she …

Pogácsa - the Hungarian cheese biscuit

Pogácsa – The Hungarian cheese biscuit

Pogácsa, the Hungarian cheese biscuit – or as it’s simply called: ‘pogi’ – is one of the most popular baked biscuits in Hungary and all around the Carpathian – Pannonian Basin. Every kitchen makes its own version, everyone learned a version of the recipe usually from their mothers or grandmothers, and then adjusted it further …

Calçots for everyone by Besides the Obvious

Calçots for everyone!

Calçots are a trendy veggie meal, available and good for everybody. They are tasty, cool, traditional, could be very social and for sure is a super choice for vegetarians and vegans. Here you will learn what calçots are, from where they come, how to cook them and how to get into this Catalan tradition. 1 …

Escalivada recipe

Escalivada – a simple & super tasty recipe from Catalonia & Aragon

Escalivada is a roasted vegetable dish and coming from the regions of Catalonia and Aragon. Its name is routed to the Catalan verb “escalivar” meaning “to cook in ashes“, referencing the dish’s traditional preparation in the embers of a wood fire. The classic Escalivada recipe is very easy, so if you are looking for something quick, just take …

Tasting Canarian Gastronomy

Tasting Canarian Gastronomy

After spending 3 weeks on the Canary Islands, we cannot move on without dedicating an article to tasting Canarian Gastronomy. Overall the Canarian food is made up of a variety of exquisite ingredients that are part of its traditional dishes. In the below list you can find our favorite typical Canarian dishes & drinks along with some recommended …

Rice fields in Albufera de Valencia

Albufera de Valencia: 3 perspectives of the rice fields

Albufera de Valencia is an urban oasis surrounded by rice fields and forest. Visit it is the way to understand the origin of Valencian gastronomy including the very well-known Paella. It is only from 10 km to 30 km from the city but to arrive there means pure nature, dreamy sunsets, botanic treks, boat trips …

Paella in Albufera

Rice with what? – On the route of Spanish rice dishes

Let’s start with a basic fact. I’m originally coming from a country (Hungary), where people don’t really eat rice. Especially me. Nevertheless, I discovered the route of Spanish rice dishes. Yes, we can find rice there too, usually as a cheap side dish, but just imagine the most boring plain white rice, lacking any culinary …

Ramen Barcelona Besides the Obvious

Where to eat Ramen in Barcelona? – part 2.

This article is the continuation of the famous ‘Where to eat Ramen in Barcelona?’ post. You can take a look on that list, and review the first 5+1 ramen places we have already shortlisted. These lists are not in order of any preference, we are still facing internal debate between ourselves too, which is actually …

Tibidabo Besides the Obvious

10 dolog, amit turistaként jobb elkerülni Barcelonában

Minden egyes alkalommal, amikor megpillantok egy naív turistát a városban, összeszorul a szívem. Pár évvel ezelőttig magam sem voltam tisztában vele, hogy mennyi lehetséges problémával és zaklatással kell szembenéznie a Barcelonába érkező turistáknak. Félreértés ne essék, Barcelona egy csodálatos város, és a helyiek nagyon büszkék is rá, illetve személy szerint én is úgy gondolom, hogy …

El Tubo, the soul of Zaragoza

Zaragoza deserves more in international context. Every time I am there is the conclusion I get. More fame, more importance. But on the other hand, fortunately, it’s not spoiled by tourists. Last weekend, spending there a day trip I only listened someone speaking English twice during the whole day walking around the most touristic places. …

Villany Besides the Obvious

Tastant Villány, vins i cellers al sud d’Hongria

Sóc un amant del vi. En realitat, una vegada, vaig escriure una novel·la sobre vins i, sincerament, mai abans havia sentit a parlar del vi de Villány. Això pot sonar contradictori, però no ho és. De fet, a excepció de Budapest, Hongria (Magyarország per als hongaresos), tot i ser membre de la Unió Europea, és …

Villany Besides the Obvious

Catando Villány, vinos y bodegas en el sur de Hungría

Soy un amante del vino. En realidad, una vez, escribí una novela sobre vinos y, sinceramente, nunca antes había probado un vino de Villány. Eso puede sonar contradictorio, pero no lo es. Como español, nunca había probado un vino de Villány antes de comprometerme personalmente con Hungría. De hecho, a excepción de Budapest, Hungría (Magyarország …

Potage de Garbanzos Besides the Obvious

Potaje de garbanzos – Andalusian Chickpea and Spinach Soup 😋

I’m a big fan of cooking and trying new recipes when traveling, and then preparing, recreating them at home. Besides that, I’m even bigger fan of soups, that are based on beans, lentils or like in case of this recipe, chickpeas. This chickpea soup is one of those. Since I’m living in Barcelona, I already …

Christmast market Barcelona

Christmas markets in Barcelona

Christmas markets in Barcelona were unknown to me. Well, coming from a country where traditionally and historically the Christmas markets are very much part of the festive season, with real snow, with ice skating ring in the middle of the market, with people drinking mulled wine, punch, eating from the street food selection all the …

Food Truck Palo Alto

Palo Alto, the best Christmast maket in Barcelona

The coolest urban market of Barcelona in a beautiful garden. 😍 We were checking several Christmas markets during this weekend in Barcelona and within two ‘mercado de navidad’s we ended up at Palo Alto, the best Christmast maket in Barcelona. This cool garden is located in Poblenou, in a courtyard of a former factory that …

Food and drinks, bars and restaurants on Iceland

This is an article about food and drink, bars and restaurants on Iceland. You will find here what kind of meals and what kind of places to choose during your visit on the island.  Fish & More Restaurant is located on Skólavörðustígur street under number 23 in Reykjavík, close to the city center. We have …