The current issue of Saveur magazine is entirely devoted to markets. When I set foot in a new city, I usually head for the local food market first (don't tell my art historian buddies that cathedrals and museums are sometimes second or, gasp, even third on my list of sites to visit).
Markets offer the unique opportunity to mix with the natives, to sample the food they actually eat (not some watered down tourist muck), to see glorious displays of produce and meats, to be inspired and to enjoy the purest of culinary pleasures.
As I turned each delicious page of Saveur, I started to daydream about my favorite market: La Boqueria along Las Ramblas in Barcelona.
Here are a few images I captured on my last visit there in 2007: Hungry, yet?
All photos by moi.
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