Our friends, Brooks and Karen have arrived in Barcelona and we have had a long, long day of shopping. Help! We are starving! Where can we eat?
We decide to head back to the market, a half block from our apartment.
Oh, the market! It is huge and it is pristine. It buzzes with energy and you can eat prepared food from most nationalities or buy beautiful fresh food to take home. At this Chinese seafood booth, you can choose what you want and they will cook it right there!
This stands is resplendent will many colors of fruit of the best quality. It is nice to grab a few pieces and put them in out backpack for later.
I have memories of "odors" at markets I have been at before...and I was pregnant! Not this booth. It smells like fresh chicken.
These are plump free range-chickens and they are delicious!
This is our friend and traveling companion, Karen, and she is oohing and aahing over the olives. We have never seen so many kinds. The ones we tried were marinated in a liquor.
Here she is again, showing us the Mexican vegetables. I had some squash with our meal. Fabulous. Served only with a little butter and a little salt and pepper. It was so flavorful in it's natural state.
Our very favorite, the dried mushrooms. We bought some for our dinner (they were cooked on the spot and fantastic. We had to buy a sack to take back to our apartment.
Well, I didn't get the before picture because we were too hungry. Here is Brooks. He just ate his whole plate of buttered shrimp. Huge ones.
And here are the three of us...nice and full. We finish up the last bite and...
...head down the very narrow road that leads to our apartment.
Eating your way through Barcelona is a fun thing to do.
Try it sometime!!!