The word escalivada comes from the Catalan word escalivar, meaning “to char”, as the vegetables were traditionally cooked over embers. Ingredients – 2 aubergines – 2 green peppers – 2 red peppers – 4 red…

The Easter Omelette, or ‘Omelette Pascale is more than just a recipe in Catalonia – it’s a whole tradition!
According to legend, Napoleon Bonaparte was travelling across southern France with his army, when he first tasted an omelette prepared for him at an inn near Bessières. He was so impressed that he had a giant omelette made for his troops the very next day. What a nice man!

Gloriously rich and buttery (don’t think about the calories!) brioche is a versatile dough which can be used to make sweet rolls, burger buns, the classic brioche à têtes or parisiennes or the beautifully domed brioche Nanterre. 

If you’re looking for a bit of indulgence give this classic tarte au chocolat recipe a go. Super crispy sweet shortcrust pastry married with a rich and decadent chocolate ganache is simple but hard to beat.