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23 November 2010 10:55 PM

Four tons of truffles are expected to be collected this season in Catalonia

Every kilo of truffles will cost the consumer around 400 euros. There are 350 hectares in Catalonia where one can find this delicacy
The Ratafia fair in Santa Coloma de Farners (by ACN)

22 November 2010 10:51 PM

Ratafia, the sweet green walnut liqueur finds a new public

People who love this particular nutty liqueur had an opportunity to go to one of the main tasting fairs in Santa Coloma de Farners (La Selva County). In December, Ratafia fans will have another chance at the Besalú (Garrotxa County) fair.
Conca de Barberà opens a new centre for the promotion of its wine (by Gastroteca.cat)

19 November 2010 11:11 PM

Conca de Barberà opens a new centre for the promotion of its wine

The new centre was inaugurated this morning in Montblanc, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the DO’s Regulatory Board. The centre will be used for the promotion of DO Conca de Barberà wines.
Catalan wine favours quality over quantity (by Gastroteca.cat)

15 November 2010 11:13 PM

Catalan wine favours quality over quantity

At the start of the new season, the wine sector hopes to win over restaurateurs and advisers in order to attract consumers and promote growth in domestic consumption.

11 November 2010 10:27 PM

Parliament members, Barça players, Tintin and Elvis Presley among new ‘caganers’ this Christmas

The ‘caganer’ is a figure in Catalan nativity scenes that is depicted in the act of defecation. The literal translation for ‘caganer’ means ‘shitter’. The tradition has existed in Catalonia and surrounding areas since the 17th century.
Oranges from Catalonia (by Gastroteca.cat)

08 November 2010 10:43 PM

Citrus fruit harvest to increase this season

130 million kilos of citrus fruit, 10% more than last year, are expected to be produced this season. The majority of the citrus will be clementines harvested for export to countries such as Germany.
Birba tins (by ACN)

08 November 2010 10:39 PM

Catalan Birba biscuits survive despite economic crisis

The famous biscuit company, Birba, expects to have a turnover of 6 million euros in 2010. Birba will have sold more than 1,200,000 kilos of biscuits.
Ferran Adrià (left) and Josep Huguet (centre) during the guide's presentation (by A. Recolons)

03 November 2010 12:01 AM

‘Buying from farmers’ guidebook released in El Prat

An innovative new guide book supported by the world-renowned chef Ferran Adrià was presented in El Prat, in the Agrarian Park of the Baix Llobregat county, next to Barcelona, the largest urban agricultural area in Europe. The guide includes a...
The "brown cows", a species from the Pyrenees mountains (by ACN)

29 October 2010 12:07 AM

A Pyrenees brand

Gastronomy will be one of the main aspects of the new Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees tourist offer, which also combines Romanesque art, breathtaking lanscapes, trekking paths, ski slopes, etc. The initiative aims to bring together the varied offers...
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