Catalonia is an autonomous community, located in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, bordered to the north by France and Andorra, east to the sea Mediterranè, south to Valencia, and Aragon to the west.
County Barcelona, achieved “de facto” independence in the late tenth century and succeeded in rallying around it, a large part of the current Catalonia, in which we can mention the most important cities: Barcelona, ??Hospitalet de Llobregat, Badalona, ??Tarrasa, Lleida, Tarragona, Mataró, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Reus, Girona among others that compose it.
Within the food, you can find a variety of products from both the sea and the mountains and the garden, which highlights dishes with fish such as stews or zarzuela, escudella, the calçotada, the salvitxada, Pa amb tomàquet, or we can find sauces like aioli and romesco which are the most distinguishing in this kitchen.
They are famous Catalan cream, panellets, which is specially made in November, the Menjar Blanc, etc.
It is distinguished by its great wine tradition. The areas of the Penedes, Alella, Priorato and Segre are big producers of a variety of wines.