Monday, December 10, 2012

it's beginning to look

galet 1   galet2

well, outside it's christmas. inside in my household it's beginning to look more like it.
some chores, like buying the tree  and stollen are already checked. no decorations or presents yet and i don't think i'll make fruitcake this year.
and what in the world are those photos about, you may ask.
it is an overgrown pasta used as christmas  street decoration .
and why so? 
because it holds a soft spot in catalan hearts as part of their gastronomy christmas tradition: escudella.
no self respecting household goes without this ultra hearty soup on christmas cooks slowly in a pot for 6-10 hours-the slower the better- but it's a couple of separate courses in a pot.
the pasta  called galets is stuffed with minced meat and eaten as a separate course with or without soup, then you have the meats  and vegs and finally the soup
the recipe and the galets floating in the soup dish.
now, don't tell me  the galet is not a cute idea for a christmas decoration!

neki desu
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  1. MMM...gonna have to check out that recipe. But looks a little weird to me. I know...Bah Humbug.

  2. Questa zuppa la facciamo quando vieni a Firenze...capito?


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