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?
Along the same lines as bouillabaisse, but bolder and more colourful, this rustic Catalan fisherman’s stew is traditionally served on Christmas Eve
The following chestnut recipe is definitely NOT low in calories!!
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!
Team Cargols, a Perpignan-based association seeking to promote the delicacy that is snail cuisine, cordially invite you to the first ever Fête del Escargot
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!
New garlic thrives around the Mediterranean, and its perfume can be detected on a spring walk through the woods and hillsides of the P.O. Don’t be tempted to eat this wild variety, as it is extremely pungent.