As a large metropolis, Barcelona receives the very best of the products that are cultivated, fished, reared, hunted or collected in Catalonia.

Without this constant wealth of raw materials, it would not be possible to enjoy the characteristic elements of Catalan cuisine: the fish and meat dishes known as "mar i muntanya", the contrasts of sweet and sour, the picada (a mixture of nuts, cooking liquid and garlic or aromatic herbs), the "sofregit" (garlic, onion and/or tomato or green pepper with olive oil), "allioli" (an emulsion of oil and garlic created in the mortar) and the rapid and enthusiastic acceptance of products from outside Catalonia.

Discover the secrets of Catalan cuisine. Prepare and enjoy a selection of the most authentic and typical recipes. Bon appétit!