‘Calçots’ season kicks off with a festival in Valls
Every January, Catalonia welcomes the beginning of the ‘calçots’ season. The 'calçot' - a type of long white spring onion - is one of the most traditional foods in Catalonia, a delicacy from the winter months, eaten with its own special sauce. The city of Valls, in southern Catalonia, is the cradle of ‘calçots’ and a festival held in the city kicks off the ‘calçots’ season every year. Called the ‘Gran Festa de la Calçotada’, the festival welcomes more than 40,000 visitors every year and is one of the most important gastronomic events in Catalonia.