La Tienda in the Press
Fathom - March 23, 2017
Feast or Fiesta: 5 Foods from Spain On Your Kitchen TableJeralyn Gerba
On my first day in Barcelona, a friend and I discovered a gastonomic gold mine: a small, unassuming grocer carrying super old-school Spanish products. We immediately purchased incredibly cumbersome cans of Bonilla a la Vista potato chips, which we then had to carry around in our arms for the rest of the day. (Turns out gallon-size cans of chips are hard to fit in a purse.) To our amusement, the potato chips turned out to be our key to the city: Those hard-to-find patatas cans were a real conversation starter for old people on the street (who flagged us down), and cooks at the tapas joint (who gave us VIP treatment at the bar). I brought one of the unwieldy things to the Fathom HQ office, and we still talked about them months after the last crumbs disappered from the bottom of the tin bucket.