Catalan traditions: Calçots

 Every year, the ‘Festa de la Calçotada’ is celebrated in Valls. Eating calçots is a Catalan tradition and one-of-a-kind experience.

The calçots are vine roasted and served in massive quantities.  To eat the calçots, you hold the top of the scallion with one hand while you gently pull off the grilled outer layer of the vegetable with your other hand.  You then dip the stem in romesco sauce, which is traditionally made from almonds or hazelnuts, roasted garlic, olive oil, and dried red peppers.  To eat the calçot, tip your head back toward the sky, lower your calçot into your mouth, and enjoy!

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