The Barcelona Startup is proposed as a solution to the fact that a lot of the information on the inter web regarding gastronomic products in Barcelona, is in fact wrong, or spread out over myriad pages. No one likes misinformation and I can tell you for fact if I’m looking for something and it’s not there, it’s going to ground my gears. And that’s not cool.
The team at FoodieAmateur are aspiring to create a community of foodies and chefs who can connect with each other and share their knowledge on the best products in the city, ‘hunting the flavours that your kitchen desires’. In two shakes of a lamb’s tail (and of course a few clicks of the trusty ol’ mouse), you’ll find yourself in a world of delicious products with detailed information on the where to find the products close to you, and with integration to RockYourMeal, you can now find recipe suggestions from various sources.
Users can leave reviews on their favourite products, comment and share, enabling chefs and foodies to discover new products more easily and to dedicate more time to their recipes and preparation (and less time wandering around supermarkets trying to find that special product that only exists in one small store in Barcelona). So for those of you who are not massive foodies who love sharing information and helping other foodies, why would you spend your time leaving reviews and commenting on other people suggestions? Well, my fine friends, with FoodieAmeteur, the more products you publish, the more points you earn and points become prizes in the form of high quality packs of products.
FoodieAmateur was founded by Olivier Marques, a tireless gourmet, gastronomic blogger and mad scientist of flavours, and Luz Alvarado, communication and marketing expert. The service is currently available in Barcelona but the team is planning European expansion for early 2015 with France and Italy on the hot list.
So if you are someone that understands that cuisine revolves around the product then I’d recommend prepping your tastebuds and checking out FoodieAmateur:
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