Luscious Autumn Pork Dish from Catalonia

This typical family meal from Catalonia is best cooked in an earthenware casserole. The sauce becomes syrupy, the pork and eggplant melting away–it’s very delicious. The pork should be accompanied with rice cooked in a court-bouillon of water, fresh coriander, orange peel, saffron and black pepper. Porc a la Catalunya   Print Prep time 15 […]

Spicy Catalan Stew of Haricot Beans

The role of dried common beans in the cuisine of Catalonia is unique in the Mediterranean. They play a role in the staple diet more akin to the role of beans in Mexico than with any other region of the Mediterranean. Although it’s true that beans are a staple or near-staple everywhere in the Mediterranean, […]

A Catalan Way with Fava Beans

As spring arrives and fava bean season comes with it one will see mounds of long thick green fava bean pods piled high at the farmers markets.  Generally, they will be mature pods of about  6 to 7 inches long, but if you were to have your own plant one could harvest them younger.  They […]

Grill in the Catalan Way with Escalivada!

The Catalonians have a long tradition of grilling especially starting in the spring when young leeks start popping out of the ground.  One stellar example of Catalan grilling is escalivada, a medley of grilled vegetables dressed simply with olive oil and vinegar.  Escalivar means “to cook in hot ashes.” Typically the vegetables in an escalivada […]

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