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…
Try our special and simple cherry slushie cocktail, a rather unprofessional result (skin an’ all) of painstaking research over several warm and giggly evenings!
This Sweet Cherry & Almond Fougasse is a slightly different way to enjoy this year’s cherries. It’s perfect for picnics, wonderful with coffee, and just about any time of day really!
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.
Traditional Calçotadas take place In February and March. Down as many of these tasty onions as your tummy will allow, dipped in sauces and usually served up with BBQ, live music, sardanes……
A traditional Catalan recipe of meatballs and olives simmered in a rich spicy sauce, often served with haricot beans, this recipe does vary from restaurant to restaurant. Here is one of several variations.
It’s hard to resist a recipe with such a saucy sounding name! If it conjured up visions of gypsy dancers with flashing eyes you wouldn’t be far wrong, because zarzuela (sar-soo-EH-lah) means operetta or variety show in Catalan.
Chestnut season is here, and the shops are full of pumpkins, why not combine the two and make some soup?