Calçot de Valls

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Calçot de Valls on a barbecue

Calçots are a type of onion which are very popular in Cataluña and those produced in Valls have 'Indicación Geográfica Protegida' (IGP) status.. They are produced by firstly sowing the seeds and from about August every year they are successively dug up and replanted further under the ground. This results in the onions producing several shoots which eventually become the calçots.

They are eaten cooked, either roasted or barbecued and then dunked in a special sauce called salvitxada. Every year there is a Fiesta de la Calçotada (Calçotada Party) in Valls which includes a calçots eating competition.

To see a video of calçots being prepared, go to Verycocunar Puntocom. It is in Spanish, but you will get the general idea.

Para ver cómo se prepara los calçots, pulsa aquí.

Calçots can be obtained from Calsots.com and if you contact them, they will be able to advise you of the charges to send them to destinations other than Spain.

To find out more about the Calçotada see Gran Fiesta de la Calçotada (in Spanish).


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