Mescladis – a non-profit foundation focussed on my favourite subject: Food

Photos missing from this post at the moment folks – I’ll add them when I get back to BCN!

Mescladís is a small cafe and shop on the Plaça Sant Pere. The products are local and/or fair trade (although not cheap) and include juices, teas and coffees and dried goods.

The little cafe serves a daily ‘menu’ plus snacks like empanadas and cakes, and on most Saturdays they do a fantastic ‘Desayuno Mexicano’ with spicy huevos rancheros – call ahead to check that it’s on.

They also run cooking classes for adults which “use cookery as a jumping-off point for better understanding of the different cultures represented in our city” which sounds like a great idea – let me know if you are interested. The cost is between 35-45 euros and includes a 2 hour cooking class which includes the history and cultural context of the receipe, followed by another hour to enjoy eating the dishes while getting to know your fellow cooks, with a drink included.

Any profits are invested in the community through the Fundació Ciutadania Multicultural, which runs initiatives aimed at the social and cultural integration of immigrants with a specific focus on women and children. They also run cookery classes for young, disadvantaged people to provide them with skills that could help in the labour market.

Find out more about their classes and activities here: http://www.mescladis.org

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About helenbcn

I sometimes write about things that interest or inspire me, and that I think might interest and inspire other people. I prefer blogs as a medium (rather than Medium, Twitter, Instagram etc) partly because of the longer format but mostly because of the ability to hyperlink to other interesting and useful sources, which to me seems more true to the 'spirit of the internet' than proprietary sites that try their hardest to keep you within their own domain. Comments welcome.
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