Sant Jordi is a popular festive day when book and rose stalls, and, above all, floods of people, take over the streets of all Catalan towns and villages. The celebration could not be simpler: the ritual consists of going for a walk and buying a rose, a book or both to give to loved ones, family members and friends.
Although it is not a public holiday, the day and the essential walk fill the streets and squares, making it a unique national festival!
Come to Cook&Taste and get one of our delicious suggestions:
The prestigious chef Joan Roca, from the second best rated restaurant in the world, introduces a top selection of traditional recipes from among those his mother has always prepared at the Can Roca restaurant in Girona.
PAELLA, the first cookbook in English by the paella master, Alberto Herraiz, reveals the origins, traditions and versatility of everyone’s favourite Spanish dish. The 108 recipes include many regional variatons and flavours!
José Andrés, the chef widely credited with bringing tapas to USA, celebrates the wondrous variety and inventiveness of traditional and contemporary Spanish cooking.
THE BOOK OF TAPAS by Simone and Inés Ortega shows how tasty, versatile and appetixing tapas can be the perfect food for sharing. Explains everything you need to know about this quintessentially Spanish way of eating, and the importance of tapas-bar culture in our country.
This book tries to explain, in a very general and informative way, the open, multiple and cosmopolitan character of the city’s gastronomy. You’ll find a brief and engaging suggestions about produces, strolls, recipes and emblematic spots.