What better way to get to know the heart of a place than sharing in a country's food culture? International cooking workshops make for a lovely experience-based activity that intimately connects travelers to the place they are visiting. BARCELONA COOKING offers a four hour hands on cooking class complete with a trip to La Boqueria, a public food market dating back to the 13th century. Gazpacho de fresas, a smooth version of the usually chunky soup, is one of Chef Candido's specialties. Originating in the Andalusian region of Spain, today gazpacho refers to any uncooked, chilled soup made with a tomato and bread base. This light and healthy soup is best in early summer when local strawberries are abundant and at their dreamy sweet and juicy peak.