Eating My Way Across Barcelona
It’s true that you remember where you’ve been by what you’ve eaten, so here’s today’s Catalan treats – pinchos prepared to look like tiny iced cakes – in fact everything from crab and tuna to, well, I never did find out what the violet thing was. One was definitely creamed cheese and raspberry coulis, though.
Then to Cuines Santa-Caterina for Calcotada, whole flame-roasted onions chucked into a charcoal oven with all their dirt on. You peel and dip them in sauce, then lower them into your mouth from a height. They’re surprisingly sweet, if a little slimy. This has to then be followed by chunks of roasted pig (including feet and tail).
Then a lie-down in the park, swearing to lose wight back in London. Yeah, right.