Tastes of Spain: Barcelona, Ávila and Toledo

Exploring local tastes and new combinations.

By ISAAC MASSIAS
November 3, 2016 19:31
Barcelona food

The writer (right), with Chef Miki Calzad in his restaurant in Barcelona. (photo credit: AYA MASSIAS)

 
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After spending a wonderful Succot in Israel, my wife, Aya, and I are continuing our journeys in Spain by exploring the colorful food markets as well as the rich Jewish heritage sites of Barcelona, Ávila and Toledo.

Ávila is a beautiful town in the autonomous community of Castile and León, and it was home to many Jews before the Inquisition. The Jews of Ávila were shop and workshop owners in one of the town’s most prestigious streets, now known as Calle de los Reyes Católicos, literally “the street of the Catholic kings,” which is quite ironic, in my humble opinion.

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