Deconstructed Crepe: Catalonian Style


Walking through the aisles at La Boqueria in Barcelona (aka the GREATEST place on earth!), I stumbled upon a food stall owned by the most adorable, friendly man, overly excited about cooking me up the tastiest crepe I have ever consumed. His contagious personality of pure friendliness pulls every passerby into his world of deconstructed crepes, and seals the deal with a cup of his homemade cider for just a Euro more.

Now, I’ve had my share of crepes in France, but THIS baby tops them all. And if you know how many I’ve eaten, that’s one hell of a statement! The crepe that stole my heart: fig, brie and caramelized walnuts….

….til’ we meet again, my fine, golden-brown piece of heaven (I’m referring to the crepe, that is!)…

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You're probably wondering what the heck is a "Roaming Bean"... Given that I am clearly not a Bean, and my name is Jen, what gives with this Bean thing, right? A friend of mine called me JenBean as a child, and it kinda stuck. Actually, it really stuck... even my license plate says Jenbean. And seeing as I have this grand lust to wander the world, The Roaming Bean seemed suitable. I've changed my career path more times than I have my underwear (minus all the times I've gone commando).... from animating, to forensic pathology, to international business, to fashion marketing and even to my wonderful and favorite of the bunch, degree in culinary arts, nothing kept my attention. Nothing was fun enough to do every day for the rest of my life. I mean, even though I cooked for celebrities in the heart of Hollywood, CA, why the hell would I want to sweat my ass off in a ridiculously HOT kitchen for most of the day and go home smelling like beef and onions? And the chef hat?? Do you know what that did to my hair?? Enter traveling.... The rainy day I descended down the tower of Notre Dame in Paris, gripping on to the railing for dear life so not to slip and tumble to an early death from the torrential down pour that was causing a small flood in the stairwell, my life changed. When I safely made it to the ground, legs shaky from an apparent lack of fitness it requires to walk up and down 387 steep stairs, I realized my hands were stained a delightful copper color from the rusted hand rail I had so dearly clung to. Desperate to get the icky stuff off my supple hands, and no running water in sight, I did what any other hopeless idiot would have done: I washed my hands in the nearest Parisian gutter. It was that moment that changed my life... I threw away my hair dryer, my rolling luggage and my dignity. I let my hair go natural, I bought a back pack and I CAMPED through Europe for a month and a half. Yes my friends, I crossed over into a savage traveling beast. Ok, a lot of people travel that way. But I didn't. And I'm so incredibly thankful for that rainy day in Paris that made me realize the world is a pretty sweet place. That realization led me on a quest; a quest to get out there, see things, soak up some local culture and eat my way around the world (with minimal food-related illnesses, such as but not limited to raging diarrhea).

4 Comments on Deconstructed Crepe: Catalonian Style

  1. Oh how I wish I’d seen this when we had our fresh figs! I love goat’s cheese and figs… but brie, figs, walnuts and crepes = match made in heaven 🙂

  2. Oh I love fresh figs, its very hard to get them in Ireland, so will remember to try those crepes if I am in Barcelona again.

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