Calçots

Calçots are a special type of green onion that Catalan farmers plant in a special way so it grows long, white and tender. They are harvested in the winter, and locals adore them! We organize special barbecue meals around them – the famous “calçotades”, and dip them in a nutty sauce called romesco. I personally believe that eating calçots is one of the most authentic experiences any traveler should have when visiting Barcelona or Catalonia in the winter. But it’s not always easy to find them! This is why in this tag you’ll be able to find all our blog posts about calçots, where to eat them, how to do it properly and more.

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Calsot restaurants: Best calsotada in Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

WHERE IS THE BEST CALÇOTADA IN BARCELONA?

The season of the Catalan Calçots has started! The calçot onion (pronounced “calsots“) is a winter green onion that Catalan farmers grow in a particular way: they keep covering it with earth as it grows, to prevent the sun from turning the leaves green. That’s how it grows long as a leek and stays tender …

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Eating Calcots in Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

5 STEPS TO EATING CALÇOTS LIKE A REAL LOCAL

CALÇOTS: Catalan spring onion! Wintertime is the calçots season in Catalonia: both a social event and a culinary experience for the locals! Calçots are a Catalan spring onion harvested in the winter. Catalan people organize “calçotades” with their friends and families, what could be socially considered our equivalent to summer American BBQs. For this calçots season …

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Sauce for Calçots Recipe | ForeverBarcelona

CALCOT SAUCE RECIPE IN 5 STEPS (WELL… ACTUALLY 3!)

Yummy salsa de calcots to make at home Wintertime is time for calçotadas and calcots sauce. Locals wait patiently the rest of the year until they are back to the markets and restaurants. Eating them is fun, and I always try to find a place where my clients can try them during our fullday tours …

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