“And to know Catalan cuisine, first visit La Boqueria – the big downtown covered market that is the single most important source of food in Barcelona.
Markets reveal to us what foods are most favored locally, to begin with, and in what variety they are available; they show us plainly what’s in season and what’s its best.
They tend to be microcosms of the communities they serve. They immerse us instantly and vividly into the local mainstream.
Markets sell food, but they give away the real spirit of a place”. Colman Andrews ‘Catalan Cuisine. Vivid flavors from Spain’s Mediterranean coast’.