Anna Bellsolà forms part of the fourth generation of the Bellsolà baking dynasty in Girona, but her story played out in Barcelona.
She opened Baluard, an artisan bread-making outlet, in La Barceloneta in July 2007, and this is now one of the city's leading bakeries. She has won awards for Baluard on several occasions; most recently, last year as Barcelona's Best Artisan Business. Baluard Barceloneta now has several artisan shops, each kneading, shaping and baking bread. Bellsolà has also written two books: “Pan en casa, del horno al corazón” (Océano Ambar, 2010), and “Pan Baluard Barceloneta, historias y recetas de un horno emblemático” (Roca Editorial, 2019).