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The most popular species of mushroom in Catalonia called "rovelló" (Lactarius sanguifluus)

31 August 2010 11:25 PM

Next autumn will be full of mushrooms

Studies show that mushroom production in the Catalan woods will be at great levels this season, between 55 and 70 kilos per hectare, way above average. Year after year, the end of summer heat is associated with the start of mushroom season, which...
A sample of Catalan cheese

30 August 2010 11:24 PM

Catalan cheeses gain international prestige

The sector has widened its offers, projecting itself both nationally and internationally in recent years. Only 15% of the cheese produced in Catalonia is consumed by Catalans. The sector produces 10,000 tons of cheese a year and has grown in...
Vinyards in the Empordà Guarantee of Origin

26 August 2010 11:06 PM

Catalan wine sector faces challenge of going beyond borders

Catalan wine cellars sell their products abroad in order to compensate the large difficulties they find in Catalonia. However, it is not always easy for small wine producers to make their way onto the big market. So how can they do it?
Ferran Adrià gives some explanations to Catalan President, José Montilla, at El Bulli restaurant

25 August 2010 11:30 PM

Ferran Adrià proposes a new model for Catalan tourism

Catalan chef Ferran Adrià is stepping out of the kitchen to lend a helping hand to tourism. He has proposed a new touristic project for the Costa Brava town of Roses, where his world-famous restaurant El Bulli is located. The project includes a...
A grape vine from the DO Conca de Barberà

24 August 2010 10:52 PM

The Harvest Celebration, for the enjoyment and discovery of wine

Wine culture has taken roots in Catalonia. The Harvest Celebration and the Wine Museum of l'Espluga de Francolí (in Tarragona, south of Catalonia) are just 2 examples of this phenomenon.

24 August 2010 10:20 PM

“We produce some of the best seafood in Europe thanks to Delta de l’Ebre’s uniqueness”

Josep Ramon Castells, the president of the Federation of Mollusc Producers from the Ebre Delta, explained in an interview the properties and the quality of the mussels and oysters they produce. They have a stronger flesh and greater sea taste than...
A vineyard in the Catalan county of Garraf.

20 August 2010 09:41 PM

New cultural and gastronomic route in the Catalan county of Garraf

The county of Garraf, 20 minutes South from Barcelona, has recently begun a new programme for tourists of the area, a route that combines elements of landscape, culture, and gastronomy. The itinerary includes panoramic views of the Garraf Natural...
An image from one of the scuba diving guidebooks

19 August 2010 09:27 PM

New guidebook maps out the bottom of the Illes Medes seafloor

A new guide book has hit the shelves which maps out the bottom of the Illes Medes sea for potential scuba divers who wish to explore the area. The guide intends to give divers a preview of the seafloor, preparing them for their dives.
Photo of Wine from Alella, beyond Catalan borders

18 August 2010 10:41 PM

Wine from Alella, beyond Catalan borders

Wine from Alella, in the northern coast of Barcelona, captivates the public and goes beyond borders in this time of economic crisis.
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