So…who is the winner? Most would probably say Barcelona and it really is a fun city and very tourist friendly. I just spent a few days in Madrid and it is a ‘quieter’ city, but somehow struck me as more “Spanish”. My last night there I had dinner with a woman from North Spain, and she made a strong argument for Madrid as a better representation of Spain, while Barcelona is a bit more contrived due to the Olympics. I’ll have to go back to both cities again and see for myself….I did like Madrid, it had a more traditional feel, which I guess could be seen as more Spanish…but the Boqueria in Barcelona is a pretty fabulous place.
I started long ago in San Diego, stopped in Orléans, Boulder, Paris, Austin, Göttingen….and finally landed in London! Along the way I was an English Teacher, Biochemist, Project Manager, Publications Planner and now work in PR! I am really passionate about good food and good ingredients. I especially love helping children discover how fun and rewarding it is to cook, and understand where all their ingredients come from. The illustrations with my cooking with kids posts are by my longtime friend Katherine, you can see more of her work here: http://www.coroflot.com/katherineataylor Looking to the future I hope to have a smallholding of my own one day.....in France, so I better start working on my rusty French!