One Word: Tarragona

by Matt on September 30, 2010

I’m currently in my most favorite country on the entire planet. And there isn’t much to say about Spain because I’m too busy basking in the sunlight and taking naps. And after the photos above there’s not really much to add, is there? Padrons, sardinas, patatas bravas….enough said. Really.

More Spain coming shortly.

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October 1, 2010 at 2:38 am

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Gaby September 30, 2010 at 7:06 am

jealous!!! can’t wait to hear all about it!

keiko September 30, 2010 at 7:55 am

omg you’re killing me with these shots – I can’t wait to head to the region in a couple of weeks time, enjoy the rest of your trip! xx

Andreas September 30, 2010 at 8:21 am

Piementos de patron me gusto mucho… looking forward to your report … was in Madrid a few weeks ago and could return at once.

Florentina September 30, 2010 at 10:06 am

That’s just mean lol

Lisa @ Tarte du Jour September 30, 2010 at 10:56 am

Love Spain…..great teaser photos. Looking forward to the rest! I thoroughly enjoy your blog!

Style Your Food September 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Wow I would love to travel there one day soon. I bet the food is so so good over there. After this comment I’m going to get me a plane ticket. I want in. lol

paco September 30, 2010 at 8:08 pm

sardinas! que rico senor – love the food and the photos!

Shyla Batliwalla October 1, 2010 at 12:16 am

Patatas bravas are my favorite Spanish dish!!! Eat some salmorejo for me. Spain is the best country in the world. Jealous!

Anna October 1, 2010 at 2:36 am

Hey, welcome to my country!! Glad you like it, the food is really great :) Well, I am basically on Barcelona, not Tarragona but If you plan to visit us and need any info don’t hesitate to write me!
Have fun!

Lucia October 1, 2010 at 7:23 am

Never been to Spain. I will. The sardinas make me crave for their salty crunchy texture, for some wine, and for a nap too.

marti October 1, 2010 at 8:41 am

regular reader here…so happy to see you are in my adopted home! from the states but i live and eat in san sebastian…will you be passing through? (surely)

Gina October 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Wow. Looks very nice. Thanks for sharing.

marla {family fresh cooking} October 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm

We get it, enjoy your trip! Thanks for tantalizing tid bits from Spain. Can’t wait to read more :)

Amy October 2, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Ah tapas and siestas! If there isn’t a blog by that name, there probably should be…

nomedalagana October 3, 2010 at 4:45 am

Gracias por la promoción. Welcome to Spain. Have fun and enjoy our food.

David October 3, 2010 at 6:43 am

Recipe(s) PLEEEEEZE!!!!!

Artemis October 3, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Oh man! It’s been 8 years since i’ve been to Tarragona… I’ve been yearning for those Tarragona Tapas since then…

Looking forward to your words!

Monday Chimp October 3, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I have to agree with you SPAIN is the best country in this entire planet! Viva Espana! ok I am asian but I really adore spain too!!!

Esmee@ELLEfoodAmsterdam October 4, 2010 at 5:33 am

We just came back from the FoodPhotofestival in Tarragona, and had exactly the same dishes yesterday @Restaurant Txantxangorri! Sorry we missed you there Matt!

ilona October 5, 2010 at 9:04 am

Welcome to my fabulous country! Please try the most diferent dishes you can, there are more you should taste!!!! Spanish – mediterranean food is great!

Paul Kuiper October 5, 2010 at 11:35 am

Just got back from Madrid/Barcelona 2 days ago, had the best time. The food is awesome. I have some great Tapas Bars in Madrid close to the Center. A great place in Toledo also. e-mail me if you want the details. I go every year and I also have a small vineyard in Da Coba (Monforte de Lemos) I plan on converting the Bodega to a studio Apt. Cheers!!!!! Ole!

Kalle Bergman October 5, 2010 at 2:06 pm

YES – the pimientos and sardines are two of my absolute favorite parts of spanish food culture. Beautiful photos!

Sasan October 5, 2010 at 11:29 pm


MMMMMmmm sooooooo goooood.

Tracy October 6, 2010 at 4:17 am

Oh, I’m swooning over the chiles! And the potatoes. Those are single-serving platters, right….?

Jo Romero October 6, 2010 at 8:12 am

Spanish food is just gorgeous. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} October 7, 2010 at 6:24 am

Nothing compares to Spain! The food is so amazing, yet it is made from the simplest ingredients. Those patatas bravas are calling my name!

Francesco Cassar October 7, 2010 at 8:03 am

Great photos! Made me think of lazy Spanish road trips with great food and wine along the way…

Claudia S. October 7, 2010 at 9:31 am

What is that on top of your papas?
Looks muy delicioso!

Abby October 7, 2010 at 11:15 am

I just moved to Barcelona to study, and would love to hear more about your favorite spots in Spain…we discover blog-worthy spots everyday! Hay mas restaurantes fantasticos que podemos probar! Me encantaria a aprender sobre sus lugares favoritas en Espana.

Secret Recipes Exposed October 7, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Great food great photo’s well done!

Brooke October 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I’ve had a long-standing Spain obsession and cannot WAIT to visit there some day! In the meantime, I feel so lucky to have things like your gorgeous photographs and Spain on the Road Again to tide me over. I’m really looking forward to hearing and seeing more.

Joanne October 8, 2010 at 9:40 am

Went to Spain this summer, fell in love with the country and the food!!! Can’t wait to go back.

lala October 9, 2010 at 7:38 am

Love you photos!!!!!!!!!!! sardinas and patatas bravas yummy…..xx

Amelia October 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Matt, did you by chance come to my family’s restaurant Cinc Sentits in Barcelona for a meal recently? I came upon your blog today (recommended in the GOOP newsletter) and your name is ringing some very loud bells.

susana October 11, 2010 at 1:37 am

I’m very glad you like my country and its food. Thank you for your post, we have more things than tapas and naps, each region has its own food which is very different from one place to another. I hope you enjoy all.

Cannelle Et Vanille October 11, 2010 at 8:35 am

matt, me matas!

Cook & Taste October 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Hola Matt! Welcome to Spain!
I’d like to invite you to our hands-on cooking class in Barcelona, Cook & Taste. We make cooking workshops for travellers that are curious about local cuisine and we’d love to meet you!
I hope you enjoy Spanish food and… I’m looking forward to hearing about it!

Anne Kleinberg October 26, 2010 at 10:47 am

And you didn’t even mention the Paella!!!!!
Tarragona & food photographers ROCK!!!

Shawn November 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Just returned from a cooking trip in Spain this September and I’ve eaten roasted sardines 4 already times to try and satisfy the craving… Have had better luck with the pimientos de padron, which have been available fresh at the Spanish Table (their grower is in Sacramento, I guess). Delish!
Thanks for these great photos/recuerdos of a wonderful journey!

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