Catalonia

Today taking advantage of that on 24 January was held in Valls the feast of la calcotada will talk ye of this villa, which represents in the regions of Tarragona and Catalonia. Only 25 km away. Salou and with excellent communications by road, it takes just twenty minutes (on the googel maps explains it perfectly) in reaching this population. Cradle of the Castells, the first documentation is 1.790 where already the patron finds the struggle between two collas by see who makes the most difficult castell. So take a castell to the first term must be mounted (go up floors of men) and then we will disassemble it (go down starting with the upper floors) without dropping the Tower in this case is said to have made firewood. On November 16, 2010 UNESCO declare them intangible world heritage. If interested the topic in Wikipedia there is a very interesting and detailed input on the casteller world.

Another party especially rooted in the population is the tres tombs (three turns) and recalls the ancient craft of the cartwrights, the Act consists of adorn trucks that were formerly engaged in transporting different products, there are enabled for wine, oil, grain etc. And give three turns one after another through the main streets of the city. But today we’ll focus on the onion. The Onion is an onion grown specially for the occasion which is roasted on fire of sarmiento preferably, is accompanied by a sauce resembling the romesco, typical of camp de tarragona. The origin is from people in the field, a simple meal of peasants, like so many things, devised to accompany the meat that the farmers were made when the estate had to work not allowed them to return home to eat. The only time to test the calcot is now in winter from January to March, although there are restaurants that serve it year-round, who live in the area never eat calcots off-season.