la boqueria... culinary heaven.
is there heaven for a foodist? umm. i'm gonna say yes, there is! and it is the mercat de la boqueria in barcelona, spain. dating back to the 13th century, there is no exact english translation, pero... it has something to do with the mouth... mmm, hmm, indeed it does! i was fortunate enough to experience pure ascension a few years back, while wandering through the mazes of las ramblas... you couldn't have told me what i was about to walk into! i must've stayed and played for a good few hours, floating between aisles of stalls overflowing with the freshest produce and meats and candies and wines and everything, as i gathered the ingredients that would become dinner for my spanish hosts. the mecca of farmer's markets, this is a must experience for anyone and everyone who loves food. what are you waiting for? go on now, get your passport... and prepare your soul for its redemptive experience. de nada.