cuisine

Carme Ruscalleda: “Our cuisine is more rural. It focuses more on local products and is more accessable”

March 14, 2011 09:55 PM | Gastroteca.cat / CNA / Ignacio Portela Giráldez

In a video interview, the Catalan chef who has been awarded five Michelin Stars, Carme Ruscalleda, explains her vision of Catalan cuisine. She describes it as a combination of specific techniques and wit carried out by farmers and fishermen mixed with French and Italian bourgeois cuisine. According to her, Catalonia’s gastronomy is derived from local products and is spreading worldwide, thanks in part to the influence of Ferran Adrià.

The Catalan chef Santi Santamaria, with 7 Michelin stars, dies at 53

February 16, 2011 11:46 PM | CNA / Gaspar Pericay Coll

Santamaria was at his Singapore restaurant when he died. The actual causes of the death are still unknown, but the family talks about a heart attack. Santamaria was a defender of the Catalan traditional cuisine. He had two restaurants close to Barcelona and one in Madrid, Toledo, Dubai, and Singapore. He was the first Catalan chef to get three Michelin Stars for his main restaurant, ‘El Racó de Can Fabes’.