green onion season in Catalonia

Travel creates the opportunity to experience different cultures through their local food. If you click the graphic above, you can hear the story, aired on NPR this morning, about Green Onion Season in Catalonia. Catalonia is the region of northeast Spain surrounding Barcelona.

Were you in Catalonia right now, you'd have the chance to experience Calçotada, an annual food festival celebrating the calçot harvest. Per Wikipedia, these small green onions or scallions
are grilled over a hot fire, wrapped up in newspaper, served on terra cotta tiles and eaten, after peeling with bare hands, by dipping them one by one in romesco sauce and are accompanied by red wine and bread.
Yum! While it may be too late to plan for 2020, think about a trip to Barcelona from November to April to experience something utterly local and authentic.

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