Hands-on Cooking Class with a Grandma. Traditional Spanish Cuisine
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Try a unique hands-on cooking experience based on tradition in Barcelona. The classes are hosted by Grandma´s that are willing to share their culinary secrets with you while cooking traditional Spanish and Catalan dishes.
In this tradition based cooking experience you will spend a lovely time with Grandma in the kitchen, assisted by a social cook, who will translate for her and make sure that you are having a great time while learning the traditional cuisine of Spain directly from the source. Every day we will have a Grandma sharing her best recipes with the attendees. Every participant will have a cutting board, the required tools and an apron to take an active role in the cooking class. After the class, we will share our culinary creations in a group table set and toast honoring the learning we just had from our grandma of the day.
In our hands- on cooking experience, Grandma will teach you to cook a full menu from scratch consisting of a starter, main dish, and dessert. You will taste your creations together as a group with the grandma and her assistant. The dishes will be paired with local wines or refreshments.
Don´t miss out a bit of reality of the traditional cuisine of Spain.
Have you ever heard about Escalivada?
It literally means “cooked in hot ashes” and it consists on cooking the three vegetables red pepper, onion and eggplant to get a smoke taste on them.
Discover how to elaborate the Catalan Romesco Sauce, traditionally used to eat the grilled calçots, a type of scallion or green onion. Main ingredients are: grilled tomatoes and garlic head, almonds, hazelnuts and ñora pepper meat.
Main Dish Examples:
Do you know the Catalan Surf and Turf Dishes?
Can you imagine a meatball stuffed with the cuttlefish tentacles and stewed in a fish broth? Chicken stew with crayfish and mussels could also easily happen in the Grandma’s Cooking Barcelona cookery lessons.
Further away from the worldwide well-known seafood paella, our grandmas may elaborate a black rice, colored with the ink of the cuttlefish and including seasonal artichokes. Or you may be part of the elaboration of a soupy rice with lobster.
Torrijas is a dessert recipe coming from the south of Spain
Pears cooked in red wine with spices that will remind you to Christmas time: Cinnamon, clove, anise … Three layer chocolate cake: don´t miss out the secret of this tempting dessert.
Torrijas: The British call it bread pudding, while Americans would probably call it "French Toast." Torrijas is a dessert recipe coming from the south of Spain during the XV century as a way to use up stale bread. Elaborate torrijas with your own hands and don´t miss out the amazing flavor!