Entering the easily recognized metal archway of La Boqueria off of La Rambla on a sunny Monday morning!
|Time to scour the market for some breakfast!
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|Some of my favorite things to take advantage of here in the market for a very inexpensive price of about € 1.50 to € 2.00--you can get fresh cut local fruits and smoothies!|
|More fresh fruits and juices!|
Unfortunately, you won't be able to travel back to the U.S. with many of these incredible edibles unless they've been stamped with government approval to enter the U.S.A., BUT the next best thing is to pick up some things for your snacks while you are spending your time wandering the streets of Barcelona…..
For the "sweet tooth"….
|Dried fruits and nuts sold by the pound!|
|More dried nuts and fruits!|
|Candied fruits--so sweet!|
|Easter ready chocolates--little hens and easter egg nests of chocolates as well as amazing chocolate truffles!|
For the "savory" taste buds….
|If you're more of a savory personality, get some sliced Iberian meats. The choices are endless!|
|A perfect accompaniment to your cured meats--some fresh hot breads|
|….and some anchovies|
And if you are lucky enough to live in Barcelona or be staying with someone who lives here, you can buy amazing fresh meats to take home and prepare for your truly Barcelonian style dinner!!
|Fresh cuts of red meat!
|Assorted dried cod….|
|Sniff away!!! A vast array of dried peppers that can used both decoratively and functionally for reconstituting in your cooking!|
|Farm fresh eggs….especially in season for all your Easter decorating!
I need at least 2 dozen to make some cascarónes!
And now that I've finished my fruit smoothie and purchased some snacks for later on, I'm going to pick up a few Pintxos….
Real pintxos are little appetizers on toothpicks (literal translation of pintxos/pinchos meaning "spike" that can consist of cooked fish, anchovies, peppers, red meats…almost anything, but since these ones are to go--they are a large skewer loaded with lots of goodies to take on your merry way!!!
|Mini skewers of cured meats and bread to take on the go...|