April 22nd, 2012
Having eaten a brilliant lunch at Joanet and laughed ourselves silly, we went to Earth Day in Barcelona’s Ciutadella Park . Fira per la Tera (in Catalan) is an international event which aims to increase appreciation of and awareness for the Earth’s natural environment. This year I believe 192 countries took part.
We were very close to the park, so it seemed silly not to go and have a look.
I particularly enjoyed the local organic foods (of course).
I was most interested in things like the bull, a type of cured butifarra, made with and without blood. The name bull refers to the fact that the sausages are boiled and has nothing to do with bulls.
The almonds were particularly rustic looking
and I really wanted the artisanal cheese (all of it).
The cakes and tarts looked to be particularly popular.
I felt at home – it was Sunday and just like being at the farmers market! Of curse there were lots of other exciting things going on, like music, mime, theatre and handicrafts, but it’s food what makes me happy!