10 catalan dishes you must try in Barcelona

10 catalan dishes you must try in Barcelona

It is important to know what foods you need to try when visiting a place, Barcelona is no different, and you although it is Spain, the cuisine is a more Mediterranean kind of dishes due to the proximity of the sea. I will show you around the Catalan cuisine and the 10 dishes that you cannot leave town without trying.The Catalan cuisine is inside what is called Mediterranean cuisine, famous for its fresh products and simple garments, it uses olive oil to cook and to condiment as well as species such as pepper, parsley etc...Catalans are known to eat bolets -wild mushrooms-, snails, and rabbit, and we love onion and garlic, those two ingredients can't be missed in the most famous Catalan savory dishes. Pa amb tomàquet, it is probably the star dish as it is the most typical it is literally …

La calçotada

La calçotada

In the last years calçotadas are a must do on February every year, it is a Catalan tradition and gathering around Catalan gastronomy with friends and family. I will explain you now all about calçotadas, but you have to try one if you are around that time of the year. You can have them at home or there are restaurants that can be booked, for me the fun is to do it yourself, you can even book a barbecue in a restaurant and you bring the material to do it yourself.What is a calçot?First things first, a calçot or also called ceballot is a variety of tender onion and they are eaten grilled on coal as it has the taste, it is not the same to do it in any other way. It is said that the tradition of eating calçots comes from a peasant leaving in Valls -a town in Tarragona- at the end of XIX centur…

The Catalan cava is better than the french champagne

The Catalan cava is better than the french champagne

Cava has been produced in Catalonia since the XIX century, and with the arrival of a famous plague of the vineyards they had to reintroduce new white grape varieties that ended up encouraging the production on of the new product created from local grape varieties following the champagne production process: cava. The eternal battle between the Catalan cava and the french champagne, in Catalonia cava is everywhere so french champagne is in a second position.What is cava?Cava is the Catalan french champagne, it is produced as a wine and legally the European Union recognises cava as a quality bubble wine produced in a certain region, in this case, Catalonia.Cava is an important part of Catalan culture and traditions and is often consumed at celebrations, there has to be the typical toast with…

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