Cooking classes in Barcelona
A cooking class in Barcelona on traditional Catalan and Spanish recipes is a great way to learn something new (or polish up your skills), meet new people and take a bit of local knowledge home with you. As a city alive with gastronomic delights and wonderful local produce from the land and sea Barcelona is the perfect place to take a cooking class and there are a host of cooking schools springing up to help you do just that.
Barcelona Cooking is located on Las Ramblas, right in the centre, making it a prime location for newbies. It’s also conveniently close to La Boqueria market! When we visited paella was on the menu, as well as soup and a tasty dessert. Our chef Candido, spoke Spanish and English and was great fun. He encourages people to get involved, so no hiding or just peeling spuds in this class. Throughout the class, you get to sample local cheeses and wine, all of which help you get in the spirit. The best part, of course, was eating what you have spent time preparing, smelling, and cooking for the duration of 2 hours. We were rather pleased with the outcome!
Cook and Taste in Gotico next to Plaça Jaume holds cooking classes in a secluded gem of a building. With exposed brick walls, low ceilings, an open kitchen and preparation space and an intimate low-lit dining area at the back for enjoying your creations! Here we sampled olive oil, wines and learnt about calçots and the tradition of eating them in the region. Paella was on the menu again, but we also made gazpacho and a delicious almond cake. The class was full of people from different walks of life, all food enthusiasts and keen to learn all about Spanish cuisine.
Now with three unique locations in Barcelona next to the city’s most well-known food markets are bcnKitchen. Their Born location is tucked away in a pedestrian street and close by to the local’s favourite food market, Mercat de Santa Caterina. This place is kitted out with everything you need and cookbooks galore. You can cook a variety of dishes and we like the fact that at the end they give you a list of amazing places to eat in the city that are slightly off the beaten track.