Bon dia to those with a Catalan state of mind.

So excited to discover Calçots being sold just off Maltby Street.

A speciality of Catalonia, similar to a large spring onion. The traditional Catalan method of cooking is to wrap the Calçots in newspaper & then roast over flaming coals, to keep them tender, peel off the blackened outer layers, slather with Romesco & devour.

If you're cooking them at home and the idea of firing up the BBQ doesn't appeal or it's just too cold to go outside, you can grill them in the conventional manner.

Or, even better, if you would prefer a professional to cook them for you, head to the wonderful Jose in Bermondsey for Calçots washed down with a cold Manzanilla.

i delícies, gaudir x