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14 March 2011 09:55 PM

Carme Ruscalleda: “Our cuisine is more rural. It focuses more on local products and is more accessable”

In a video interview, the Catalan chef who has been awarded five Michelin Stars, Carme Ruscalleda, explains her vision of Catalan cuisine. She describes it as a combination of specific techniques and wit carried out by farmers and fishermen mixed...
Mercè Brunés cooking at her restaurant's kitchen (by J. Ventura)

09 March 2011 09:56 PM

From Tagamanent to Hong Kong to explain Catalan cuisine

Chef Mercè Brunés is invited to China to present Catalan dishes on local media.

04 March 2011 09:35 PM

Santi Santamaría: “We are a showcase to display products you’d never have known before”

The Catalan Chef Santi Santamaria died of a heart attack this February. Last Autumn he gave this video interview in which he depicts his view on cuisine, the importance of local quality products, his own career and the new generation of the...

02 March 2011 10:27 PM

Ten year celebration for unique Monkey Rescue Centre

The ‘Fundació Mona (‘Monkey Foundation’), in Riudellots de la Selva, is unique in Spain in rescuing primates illegally introduced from Africa. It celebrated its 10 years.
The Roca brothers, owners of the 3-Michelin-Star restaurant El Celler de Can Roca gave a master class (by X. Pi)

25 February 2011 06:19 PM

The Gastronomy Forum ends with 30,000 visitors

Top chefs such as Ferran Adrià, Carme Ruscalleda and the Roca brothers gave talks at the cuisine and gastronomy congress. The Fòrum Gastronòmic held in Girona is one of the top fairs of its kind in Europe.
A caption from H. E. by Mango's campaign with Gerard Piqué (by Mango)

23 February 2011 10:08 PM

Gerard Piqué becomes the new face of Mango

The FC Barcelona football player Gerard Piqué and the Catalan retail company announced the news today. Piqué will represent the brand for the next two seasons. In doing so, Mango plans to promote its male clothing section.
Ferran Adrià during his master class (by ACN)

21 February 2011 10:32 PM

Chef Ferran Adrià will facilitate a course at Harvard for the next five years

The famous Catalan chef Ferran Adria was speaking at the Gastronomic Forum in Girona today. He said he would not be participating in conference for the next three years as he will be concentrating on his own brand new foundation. The Gastronomic...
Santi Santamaria's chapel of rest, in Sant Celoni's theatre l'Ateneu (by M. Amengual)

18 February 2011 09:40 PM

The culinary world bids farewell to Santi Santamaria in his native Sant Celoni

The top Catalan chef Santi Santamaria, who has 7 Michelin stars, died from a heart attack in Singapore on Wednesday. His remains arrived today in his native town of Sant Celoni (45 minutes North from Barcelona). The chefs Ferran Adrià, Juan Mari...

16 February 2011 11:46 PM

The Catalan chef Santi Santamaria, with 7 Michelin stars, dies at 53

Santamaria was at his Singapore restaurant when he died. The actual causes of the death are still unknown, but the family talks about a heart attack. Santamaria was a defender of the Catalan traditional cuisine. He had two restaurants close to...
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