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PODCAST: Calçots and calçotades – Catalonia's onion craze

A trip to Valls to find out how to grow, cook and eat calçots

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12 February 2022 10:28 AM

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ACN|Barcelona

From the outside, calçots may appear to be just a simple, humble vegetable, but for Catalans, they are the centerpiece of the calçotada – big, social barbecues that are hugely popular during the winter and early spring. 

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Cristina Tomàs White and Cillian Shields travel to Valls, the center of the calçot universe, to discover the traditional way to cook – and eat! – calçots.

Laura Ricote and David Nieto from Casa Fèlix share their recipe for salsa de calçots. 

This week's Catalan phrase is 'menjar com un porc', which means 'to eat like a pig'. 

Presented by Lorcan Doherty. Get in touch with the podcast team: fillingthesink@acn.cat

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  • Calçots cooking over the flames at Casa Fèlix in Valls, February 9, 2022 (by Cillian Shields)

  • Calçots cooking over the flames at Casa Fèlix in Valls, February 9, 2022 (by Cillian Shields)

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