Sunday, February 21, 2010

Days 51-53: sunshine, showers and spring onions

More days out with the boys... On Saturday we went out into the countryside an hour an a half from Barcelona. The occasion: a cal├žotada, or feast devoted to the spring onion like veggies that are hugely popular in Catalunya at this time of year. The onions themselves are just one of what seems like an endless stream of dishes in a party lasting for about four hours. The onions are roasted on coals and then you strip away the outer leaves to reveal the succulent inners, which you then dip in romesco sauce (on the right of the picture). Repeat until very, very full.
Then today there was a fairly random parade featuring people in South American costumes, and children dressed as chickens. And our guests enjoyed taking pictures of the shutters on our walk around our barrio...

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Sounds like fun. I wish i cld go on trips lyk ds .,......someday

2:02 pm  
Blogger Honey ricci said...

Wow. Sounds like fun. I wish i cld go on trips lyk ds .,......someday

2:03 pm  
Blogger CRO MAGNON said...

The onions sound delicious. I'll try it. Best wishes from S W France, Cro.

12:28 pm  

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