I’m off to Spain (Barcelona) next week and wondering if there are any things that are really good / interesting we can’t get at home I might like to try. I’ve seen threads on French supermarkets and pharmacies and wondering if there are equivalent items people like to pick up in Spain?
Turron, there are whole shops dedicated to it. Home produced paprika - look out for this in the Boqueria market; miles more delicious than shop bought. Vermouth - a Barca obsession, and delicious (vermut in Catalan). ....and a Caganer! I will leave you to google that
I live in Spain so as a result don’t entirely know what we have here that you don’t have in the UK, but buy fuet! Lots of it. It’s delicious. I actually like the one you can buy in Mercadona supermarkets but there are heaps of fancy charcuteries where you could buy a more artesanal one. It’s like a very long hard thin cured sausage, that you slice up. It’s very moreish.
Thanks for the tips so far. I know what a caganer is - i might have a look, although I think they are a Christmas thing. Looking forward to looking in Uterque also, but apart from that not sure. Are there ceramics for example in Barcelona worth looking at?
In Spain at the moment. Dp and I wandered through the market today on our way to lunch and one of the stalls were selling wooden dildos! I have seen some things in my time, I just genuinely went for a closer look. Who would use a wooden dildo?? So Maybe one of those?