PODCAST: Calçots and calçotades – Catalonia's onion craze
A trip to Valls to find out how to grow, cook and eat calçots
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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