Join Barcelona local Hannah on a historical journey through the culinary traditions of medieval Catalonia. We’ll trace the roots of a traditional Catalan recipe, 600 years in the making, and learn about the history of recipe documentation. Our host Hannah has become an expert in medieval cooking by analyzing historical cookbooks and tracing ingredients back through time, and she’ll share her knowledge, introducing you to the first-ever European cookbook not written in Latin. At a time when tomatoes and potatoes hadn’t yet become the signature Spanish ingredients they are today, eggplant ruled supreme as the trendiest ingredient in medieval Spain. Together, we’ll prepare the very first eggplant recipe that was written down in Europe. If you’d like, you can cook along with Hannah as she recreates one of the most delicious and historically significant recipes of the region, or you’re welcome to sit back and observe, taking in her expertise for your future culinary adventures.
This experience is part of our Sunday Sabor series in partnership with Spain-based Devour Tours. Devour Tours connects people over food. Whether they're squeezing into their favorite Spanish tapas bar for a calamari sandwich or hosting a paella workshop online with guests from all over the world, they are passionate about introducing people to the food and stories that make cities so unique. Through these interactive experiences, they aim to celebrate and preserve culinary traditions and history and support the small businesses that are the heart and soul of all communities.
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Hannah is Swiss by birth but Catalan by heart. She speaks Catalan better than Spanish and even wrote her thesis on a medieval Catalan cookbook because for her every delicious food tastes even better if she knows its history! Hannah loves how Barcelona perfectly combines tradition and modernization in every way and loves seeking out local festivals to enjoy the best of Catalan traditions.
You're welcome to cook along if you’d like, or you can follow along and learn new tricks and techniques for future adventures in Spanish cooking. Most supplies and ingredients are available at any fresh food supermarket. Recipe and ingredients will be sent when booking.
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There are 50 spots available on this experience.