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Mireia Font

Mireia Font

Mireia, "Mi", among friends, was born in Barcelona in the bosom of a family which believes that enjoying food is as important as breathing. Having lived around the world working as a Spanish teacher and translator, she returned to her hometown to get her priorities straight. Naturally she went straight into the kitchen. Inspired by her experiences abroad, she wrote two cookbooks that were published by Random House. These days she's doing what she loves- giving cooking lessons, writing about food and taking visitors to the eat at her favorite places.

Recent stories by Mireia Font

June 25, 2020

Shared Concerns: Can Spanish Eating Traditions Survive the Pandemic?

Barcelona |
Barcelona -- One communal dish in the middle of the table attracting various fingertips and forks – it’s an image common to numerous countries. From tagine in Morocco to wot in Ethiopia, mezes in the Mediterranean and the Middle East to banchan in Korea, sharing plates is a defining feature of many culinary cultures. In Spain, the quintessential shared-plate experience is tapas, with paella a close second. Read more
November 13, 2019

Blessed Bakery: Convent Sweets from Santa Maria de Jerusalem

Barcelona |
Barcelona -- When we think of Spanish convent pastries, we imagine a group of old nuns gathered together in the dark and humble kitchen of some small Gothic or Baroque cloistered convent, hidden away in the old part of town. We picture them working quietly, baking elaborate, time-consuming treats from ancient recipes that have been passed down over the centuries by the previous nuns who lived there. Read more
March 21, 2019

Building Blocks: Catalan Farm Bread, King of the Table

Barcelona |
Barcelona -- While English speakers “bring home the bacon,” Spaniards “bring home the bread.” Indeed, bread plays a central role in Spanish and Catalan cuisine, acting almost as an essential ingredient in its own right, rather than simply playing the role of sidekick to other dishes. Read more
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