December 13, 2007

Menu for Hope IV

It's that time of the year again. Pim's Menu for Hope 4, now in it's 4th. year, is up and running. As I've said before I think this is a perfect way for bloggers to help others through donations to the UN World Food Programme.

So, as I did last year, I am offering whoever bids the highest a full-day gastro tour of Barcelona, starting at the Boqueria Market and with lunch for up to three people in one of my favorite tapas bar included! So if you are planning to visit Barcelona in the near future (offer is good until September 2008, but I could make an exception if need be), do not hesitate to bid (big bidding people, don't be shy, after all you're traveling to Barcelona, you MUST travel in style!) for this offer, think of all the money and food-illness-related-suffering you will be saving by having me as a guide instead of a local wise-ass taxi driver who only wants your money!

Go now and bid here (the prize code is EU37), or check other great prizes either directly on Pim’s blog or on Fanny's foodbeam blog, who is the European host for the campaign.

Keep on reading to get the details, the fine print and also details on how to bid.

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June 28, 2007

Pazzta920: The First Batch

I'm typing this post sitting in our stall in the Boqueria market. Pretty much everything is in place, plus or minus a few details.

We just finished lunch and are about to start producing what should be the first batch of stuffed pasta, to be sold tomorrow morning... I am a happy man.

June 26, 2007

Pazzta 920: (Almost) open for business

With just a few minor details to go, Pazzta 920 is almost open for business. I promise I will keep you posted, but if you are in Barcelona do stop by the market and say hi, maybe we can offer you a bowl of fresh pasta!

June 8, 2007

A (not so) little thing of beauty

We have an extruder now. It's a little beauty. Well, not exactly little. It's more like a beatiful mammoth.
Yesterday, around 5pm, the delivery company showed up with a 2m x 1.5m x 1.5m box (I kid you not), 600kg, and pretty much left it in front of the stall for us to place it in.
We unpacked it, knowing that we had bought a slightly smaller mammoth. We had to remove one of the stall's front surfaces to make it fit, and with some help in the end the machine was in.



I am a foodie living in Barcelona, Spain. In my professional life I am a computer scientist. However, gastronomy is my passion, and I own a stall selling fresh pasta in the Boqueria market. I enjoy visiting markets anywhere I can, as well as restaurants and really anything related to food in general.

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