Browsing All posts tagged under »Barcelona«

La Vinia

November 22, 2015

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Paella is one of those dishes that you have to enjoy with someone. To be authentic, it comes in the paellera that it is cooked in and even the smallest one is still too much for one person to finish. I had my eye at a Spanish restaurant in Toronto and I have been saving […]

Friendships in Barcelona

October 12, 2014

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For the many times that I have been to Barcelona, it was always primarily to visit my best friend Manel.  But with each trip I find more reasons to come back as I start to build familiarity with the people I meet and the people who makes each visit worthwhile.  Let me tell you the […]

Barsa Taberna

June 16, 2014

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Last Sunday, I met up with my other food stylist friend, Eric Martyn.  Just like Abe, we met in that intensive food styling course at George Brown College years ago.  And nope, I have no plans of of breaking ties with my bestest business partner ever, Abe is definitely a keeper.  After receiving a recent […]

The Future of Catalonia’s Casteller

April 25, 2014

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This post was published during the first exhibition of my Catalonia’s Castellers collection last December 2013.   It is about a little boy with the innocence and joy of the promise of being a future casteller. This memory is so vivid as if it were just yesterday. Now as I get ready for the second showing […]

Bar Isabel

December 30, 2013

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After being prudent for the last few days about being out and about after that dreadful ice storm, I finally succumbed to cabin fever.  I just had to get out.  I found myself at Kensington market that afternoon.  After going through my usual rounds of favourite stores at  Kensington,  the idea of having a good […]

The Future of Catalonia’s Casteller

December 2, 2013

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As I open my month-long show Catalonia’s Castellers, at the Oakwood Public Library today, it brings back fond memories of things that happened that I can never immortalize in images.  As I have once said before, I went home with about 120 Gig of images and it was painful to choose one over the other. […]

Carmen

November 14, 2013

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With me running around, trying to set up things for my upcoming exhibition, Catalonia Castellers, I have pangs of homesickness for Barcelona now and then.  There are a lot of things I love about Barcelona and of course that includes its food.  Last Wednesday was one day where the craving was bad.  Lately, there have […]

T’estimo Barcelona, again and again :)

September 11, 2012

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This past month I had the full intent to take it easy and slow down. Me being me, that did not really happen as my days in Europe were jam-packed with things I thought was necessary for me to do. The first week I have spent in Rome (click on link to see my Rome […]

Escriba’s Spanish Paella

June 10, 2011

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If you are a foodie like me, you probably have your TV stuck to Food TV network.  Recently, there is a new addition to my list of favorite TV shows, From Spain with Love.  The show is just on its second episode and I am in love!  The episode focuses on the origins of the […]

Spanish Tapas

November 23, 2010

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The first time my Catalan best friend told me he is going to bring me to a tapas bar, I have a different food experience in mind.  Philippines being a long time colony of Spain morphed the tapas into a regular man’s everyday breakfast dish in my country.  My idea of a tapa is pan-fried […]