Hello! If you’re ready to embark on a culinary journey through the authentic flavors of Catalonia while learning Spanish, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog, we explore five typical dishes that you can’t miss during your stay in our school.
1. Crema Catalana
Let’s begin our journey with a dessert that is a symbol of Catalonia: Crema Catalana. Imagine the smoothness of the custard and the crispy caramel melting in your mouth. This delight is prepared with simple ingredients: egg yolk, milk, sugar, and lemon zest. Crema Catalana is crowned with a thin layer of caramelized sugar that is lightly torched to create a crunchy texture and an unforgettable experience.
2. Butifarra with Mongetes
If you’re looking to savor a heartier dish, Butifarra with Mongetes is a choice that will leave you satisfied. Butifarra is a traditional Catalan sausage made from pork and spices. Accompanied by mongetes, which are white beans cooked in a flavorful sauce, this combination will provide you with an authentic taste of local flavors. As you enjoy this delicious meal, you can improve your Spanish and immerse yourself in Catalan culture.
Canelones are a dish that carries the spirit of festivities and family gatherings. These stuffed pasta rolls, often filled with minced meat, are bathed in a rich bechamel sauce and baked until golden. The mix of textures and flavors will provide you with a unique culinary experience in an authentic setting.
Escudella is a traditional stew that will make you feel like you’re in the home of a Catalan family. This hearty dish combines meat, sausages, vegetables, and legumes in a comforting broth. Escudella is a dish that transcends time and generations, inviting you to learn new words in Spanish as you savor the warmth of homemade food.
5. Esqueixada de Bacalao
For seafood lovers, Esqueixada de Bacalao is a refreshing and flavorful option. This dish is made with shredded cod, peppers, tomatoes, onions, olives, and seasoned with olive oil and vinegar. Each bite will transport you to the coast as you immerse yourself in Catalan culture and expand your vocabulary in Spanish.
Learning Spanish while enjoying typical dishes is a delicious way to immerse yourself in the daily life of Barcelona.
We look forward to seeing you in our classes!