Culinary Journey

We love to explore gastronomy from 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!

La Geria Rubicon Besides the Obvious

The Malvasia Wine Route of La Geria, Lanzarote

This is a wine route on Lanzarote island following the path of the history along five strategic locations in La Geria Region, in the south of the island. This route has 7 stops: including 4 cellars and 3 nice towns. All together the path is 19km long, but you can get fun out of it …

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 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 and calmness …

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. 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 fantasy or spices, mainly only salted, or sometimes combined …

Sevilla 1. – “¡Hombre, dame vino de naranja o por la sombra!” – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part X.

Anna: We were driving from Jerez to Sevilla direction, it’s not more than 100 km distance, you can easily take it in 1 and half hour maximum. But it was crazy warm. Yes, yes everyone has an idea of summertime. And personally me, I love summer, I love hot weather, the neverending days, spending almost …

Jerez

Jerez de la Frontera – Vuelta a España, a Spanish tour. Part IX.

Dani: When I thought about Jerez, motorbike races, horsemanship and Fino wines came to my mind. But it is much more than that. We arrived to Jerez in the afternoon. We had booked a room in front of the Cathedral de San Salvador de Jerez, so we did not expect to reach the hotel door …

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 …

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. …

Tibidabo Besides the Obvious

10 things you should never do as a visitor in Barcelona

Every time I see a tourist behaving naifly I get pain in my heart. Some years ago, I was not aware about how a good experience could be ruined in my city. Barcelona is amazing, all of us we are fully proud of our city and I honestly think that is one of the best …

Porto Besides the Obvious

Porto for beginners

What to do during your first visit in this beautiful Portugués city? 1. Porto patterns One of the most emblematic representations of Porto’s history and culture are those beautiful tiles we see all over the city which are known as azulejos. They come in different colors, but most commonly, they are in white and blue. …

Caloura Besides the Obvious

São Miguel off-season – where to eat & drink?

This is an article about where to eat and drink in São Miguel, Azores. 1. Café Central, Ponta Delgada If you arrive to Ponta Delgada and you are heading to the center, most likely this will be the first place you would consider to give a try. Like everyone else, as it looks cool, cozy, …

Ilha grande Besides the Obvious

2 days on Brazil’s paradise island: Ilha Grande

Once planning our South American trip, as usual we were looking for information about certain places, but about Ilha Grande we couldn’t find much. And even if we gathered some reviews, they were either not relevant, nor helpful, sometimes even contradictory, and in some cases a bit misleading, too. That even made me think maybe …

Villany Besides the Obvious

Tasting Villány, wines and cellars in southern Hungary

I am a wine lover. Actually, once open a time I wrote a novel about wines and honestly, I never had tasted a Villány wine before. That could sound contradictory but it’s not. As a Spanish guy I never heart about Villány before being personally engaged to Hungary. Indeed, besides Budapest, Hungary (Magyarország for Hungarians) is sadly a very unknown …

Vermut Besides the Obvious

Fem un Vermut!

It’s a Catalan expression, meaning: let’s have a vermouth! Even though I am in love with this local tradition of having a glass of vermouth before lunch – since the very first moment I tried my first dark vermouth (vermut rojo) in Barcelona – I have just recently discovered this chain of bars: La Fábrica …

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. Since I’m living in Barcelona, I already tried and tasted many amazing Catalan dishes, …

Buenos Aires

Mercado San Telmo – Buenos Aires

The Mercado San Telmo is a large under roof market that is located in San Telmo neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires. The whole neighborhood is packed with great places to eat, fantastic art and design shops, vintage and local designer clothes, and just wandering and looking around is a pleasure with its colorful …

Food Truck Palo Alto

Palo Alto

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. This cool garden is located in Poblenou, in a courtyard of a former factory that functions now as a foundation, a …

Barcelona Besides the Obvious

Un día de lluvia en Barcelona

Aka a rainy day in Barcelona, to rephrase Woody Allen. 🤓 Just because I woke up today for the heavy rain, it couldn’t mean that I’m spending the entire day at home. Barcelona has so much to offer even on a rainy day, besides the obvious. 😉 I. First, some culture and history, let’s visit …

Best Brunch Barcelona Besides the Obvious

BBB: Best Brunch in Barcelona

A personal list of 8 brunch places in Barcelona based on our taste and preferences. 😋 1) Let’s start with a B then: Belliny, close to Urgell. I was not looking for this place, no one recommended, I didn’t know that it exists at all. I was just walking close to Urgell on a gloomy …

Ramen Besides the Obvious

Where to eat Ramen in Barcelona?

Ramen?! In Barcelona?! YES 🙂 Here comes the top 5+1 list of the best ramen places in Barcelona based on our preferences. 😋 Yes, I know. If you come to Barcelona, normally you want to enjoy the Catalan food, some Jamón, the rices, the tapas, occasionally some pinchos, the variety of cod dishes, calçots, gambas, …

The food and random bars in Iceland

This is an article about food and drink, bars and restaurants in 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 …