The folks from All Those Food Market keep locals and visitors in Barcelona believing that eating can turn into a party, and even better for us and you, big names from the city's gastronomic scene are down with the concept of an artisanal food festival as well. So much so that in this Christmas and maritime edition – they'll be in the gardens of the Maritime Museum, which is open to the public for the first time – you'll find artisan panettones by Miquel Saborit, charcuterie from Cal Rovira and cheeses from Quesería Cultivo, along with offers from Rafa Peña, chef of Gresca and Rilke, and from Kenji Ueno, the innovative chef behind Aiueno and Can Kenji.
You'll find more producers and artisans than ever, as well as even more workshops, because you can eat and drink as if you're in a restaurant, sure, but there's also a bit of work to be done, if you're up for it. You can choose from a speciality coffee workshop, one on 'turrons' (Christmastime nougaty treats), another to learn to prepare kkakdugi (think diced radish kimchi), and another to make your own granola, among others.
The family area has also grown, with a chill-out space for babies, where parents can also take a load off, and activivites for children from three years old like a cookie workshop, another to make edible dishware, and another where kids can learn to make an urban garden. And of course you can pick up gifts for the Christmas season, because everyone prefers some good gastronomy to a pair of itchy socks!