Name your favourite produce market in Barcelona and describe why you love it. What are the five key ingredients to Spanish cuisine that you could not live without?
Santa Catarina market without a doubt. It’s a beautiful space filled with amazing produce and people who are passionate about the product they sell.
As for ingredients…..
Jamon de belota, the good stuff. Bad jamon is the most horrible experience but the good stuff when cut well is sublime.
Black footed chicken. They are raised in forests where they forage for food. They are scrawny and big boned, the meat is a little darker then a common chicken but now I only eat chicken if it can be one of these beauties.
Chorizo. Once you have tasted the real thing it will be clear.
Olive oil. Albaquina is liquid gold.
Eggs, real eggs! Until you have eaten one there is no way to explain the difference but they are a wonder food.