My five favourites

Bárbara Blasco

My five favourites


For producing this article, Bárbara Blasco and Consum have given 500€ worth to Accem.

Bárbara Blasco (Valencia, 1972) is a graduate in Journalism. She studied film directing at the Centre d’Estudis Cinematogràfics (School of Cinematography) of Catalonia and film scriptwriting at the San Antonio de los Baños Film School in Cuba. Author of the novels Suerte (2013) and La memoria del alambre (2018), her latest novel, Dicen los síntomas (2020), won the prestigious Premio Tusquets Editores de Novela (Tusquets Editors Literary Prize) 2020. She combines writing with collaborations in the media, such as Valencia Plaza, and with the classes she teaches at the Fuentetaja Creative Writing Workshop.

Here are her «five of»:



I love them fresh, with a bit of lemon. They have a lot of iron and vitamins and are not very fattening, so they are pleasure upon pleasure.



In another life I was a mouse, without a doubt. Cured cheeses, sheep’s, goat’s, cow’s, I like them all, especially blue cheese, Roquefort, Cabrales, Stilton, Gorgonzola… As you can see, I’m inclined to umami.



I love sweet onion with a good tomato, or on its own with oil and black pepper. And, of course, onion in any stir-fry. How does it change so much just by cooking it? Onion, onion, onion.



With a little intensity, but without being sickening. Blonde, roasted, black… long live diversity!



Not what the main breeders recommend, but they drive me crazy.