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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

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...
Catalonia enjoys mushroom season (by Eixmedia /

26 October 2010 11:59 PM

Catalonia enjoys mushroom season

The passion for mushrooms among Catalans contributes to economic dynamism in pre-Pyrenees counties such as Berguedà, Bages and Ripollès. Many fairs and festivals are held, as well as especial dishes at the restaurants. Catalonia is one the...

26 October 2010 10:40 PM

“The things we like to eat…are the things that are good for us”

Led by prestigious and world famous Catalan chef Ferran Adrià, the Fundació Alícia focuses on expanding our knowledge of food, health and sustainability. “We need to learn how to enjoy the things that are good for our body again,” said the...
A caption from the Salone del Gusto (by

22 October 2010 12:37 AM

Catalan beer receives European recognition

The Salone de Gusto Food Expo begins today in Turin, Italy. The expo will offer Catalan wine tasting paired with cold cut meats and cheeses.
Jordi Roca with some blood donors showing on of the Celler de Can Roca's delicacies (by ACN)

19 October 2010 11:43 PM

Celler de Can Roca offers a taste of its cuisine to blood donors

The Celler de Can Roca Restaurant, which owes 3 Michelin stars and has been rated by 5th best restaurant in the world by Restaurant Magazine, participated in the campaign ‘Tinc sang de Sibarita’ (I have Sybarite blood) that aims to promote...
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