As previously noted, one of the highlights of our trip to Barcelona was a Catalan cooking class offered by the “Cook & Taste” school in the historic district. Our chef, Lluis, was the perfect teacher, with Spanish charm and advice about everything from how to drink from a glass to which olive oil to use. Our menu consisted of roasted sweet onions with romesco sauce, red bell pepper soup with saffron and cod, Valencian style paella, and Catalan creme. I’m not sure I’ll ever make any of these, but I’ll bring the recipes home for my cooking friends. We all participated in preparing the food, and of course enjoyed our handiwork for lunch, which was delicious. We also had some other amazing food in Barcelona, including wonderful salads and tapas like shrimp in garlic and olive oil, mussles, thin ham and cheese, olives, poppers, and good vino y cervezas.