Here are a few more photos from the calcot eating fira, or festival in Catalan.
The calcots are piled on newspapers, where you also dump the charred outer layers. You have to be organised or you may miss some. The romesco sauce is in the dishes.
Peeled, dipped and ready to eat. Mmmmmmm.
This one's headed for the sauce.
The fashionable attire needed by any good calcot gourmand.
It's messy, and you certainly have to wash up afterwards.
This morning the man went to work, the kids went to school, and I went into Barcelona to play. It was my parent's last day here, and we went into the Joan Miro museum. I LOVE Miro's work. All the brilliant yellows and blues. We went to the Fundacio Joan Miro which has an amazing website. It takes a moment to load, but if you click on English first, needless to say, and then click on the yellow painting that then tells you it is 'works' you can get a gorgeous tour of his fantastic work. Just keep scrolling down. The foundation Tapestry was amazing, fully 20 feet high, and spectacular. The image doesn't do it justice at all. I've always like textiles, and I had not realized that he had done work in them in collaboration with other artist.
He also has a fountain that has mercury flowing through it. Ignoring the various issues that may go with this, it was quite spectacular to see. At first you think it is water, but it isn't flowing properly. I then wondered about the finish on the metal, and how they maintained it for so many years, and then you realize that it is mercury. It has so much more tensile strength, it flows completely differently. Quite beautiful. They had it entirely glassed off of course for health reasons.
Back to the real world now, walk the dog, move the beds back, do the laundry *IN A MACHINE!!!!!* *glee* work tonight...blah blah blah. Back to my own cooking. Ah well.