Get transported to Catalonia as you experience the food and culture of the region with your host Josh who is a wealth of knowledge about Spanish tapas, delicious small plates that are served at almost every bar and restaurant in Spain. Josh grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to Spain in 2002 to improve his Spanish. He ended up moving there permanently because he fell in love with the country's language and culture. He translated and interpreted for a while before realizing his passion for food. Josh first started cooking in his childhood, exploring spices and different ingredients. He then learned about different ways of cooking in Spain and appreciated relying on quality of ingredients to make amazing flavors. He loved the shift from depending on spices to using time and careful preparation of the best, freshest ingredients to create incredible meals. He loves the variety of fresh seafood available in Spain and learned from friends' grandmothers and fathers, learning their favorite family recipes. Josh opened up a cooking studio a few years ago to teach travelers about the region's amazing ingredients and to communicate what he loves about the area's local history and food culture through a shared food experience. Josh is also a percussionist in band and he will be happy to share his favorite local music recommendations (and even play them on the sound system)!