Tag Archives: Catalunya

Bones Festes 2022

Like the Tió de Nadal, el Caganer (the shitter – no kidding!) is symbolic of a Catalan Christmas. The Caganer is so important that he has become part of the Nativity scene, albeit normally tucked away at the back and … Continue reading

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Bones Festes 2021

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Caga tió, Caga torró, Avellanes i mató, Si no cagues bé Et daré un cop de bastó. Caga tió! Caga tió, Tió de Nadal, No caguis arengades, Que … Continue reading

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Tió de Nadal

The Caga Tió or Tió de Nadal is a Christmas Yule Log specific to Catalunya and Aragon. Translated from Catalan, Caga Tió means, “shitting log”. I believe El Tió predates the introduction of Father Christmas to Cataluña and he performs … Continue reading

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Pan con Tomate

August 15th 2011 Pan con Tomate is a very simple, yet extraordinarily delicious way of serving bread with a meal. In Catalunya, where it originates, all meals come with tomato bread (pa amb tomàquet – the Catalan name), instead of plain old … Continue reading

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