Catalan Food Basics
Stunningly simple in preparation and extremely true to pure flavors, Catalan Cuisine is one of the world’s most overlooked culinary treasures. From staples like pa amb tomaquet (bread slathered with fresh tomato and drizzled with olive oil) to the Catalan dish par excellence Botifarra amb Mongetes (Catalan sausage with beans) to the revered wines of the Priorat, your average person doesn’t know much about Catalan cuisine at all; indeed some people don’t even know there is such a thing.
Even for those who consider themselves foodies, there is still a lot of mystery in Catalan cuisine. It’s often difficult to get past the basics of paella, Escalivada and the the typical dishes one might find on a trip to Barcelona, since there isn’t much information on Catalan cuisine available in English.
Eat Catalunya is here to help you decode Catalan cuisine by starting with the basics. Have look at the subcategories in the drop-down menu of this category to get started, then have a look at our ever-growing collection of Catalan recipes in our Cooking section and try these dishes at home.
You can also have a look at these posts from our blog to get started:
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