Guia: Com celebrar la Castanyada a Dinamarca

Sembla que aquest any hi ha un cert virus que està encaparrat en espatllar tots els nostres esdeveniments, però no permetrem que això ens impedeixi celebrar la Castanyada, encara que sigui cadascú a casa seva!

Així, doncs, us passem una guia exprès per muntar una Castanyada fora de Catalunya, amb recursos locals (almenys a la zona d’Aarhus).

Elements imprescindibles d’una castanyada com cal:

– Panellets
– Castanyes
– Moniatos

Que no en teniu, diueu? Ara mateix us expliquem com aconseguir-ne! 

Comencem per l’element estrella: 

Els panellets

Com que no se’n poden comprar, els haureu de fer. Encara no n’hagueu fet des que anàveu a l’escola, no patiu, que no és gens difícil. Cliqueu aquí per veure la nostra recepta de Panellets (cortesia de la Laia). Reduïu la quantitat si us sembla massa.

L’ametlla picada no és fàcil de trobar, però al Bazar Vest n’hi ha. De pinyons també n’hi podeu trobar, i segurament a més bon preu que als supermercats habituals.

Castanyes

Necessiteu castanyes comestibles, i no les bordes que solen haver-hi pels boscos de per aquí. De castanyes comestibles en podeu trobar al Bazar Vest, i com que ara n’és temporada, també en podeu trobar als supermercats habituals. Ens consta que recentment se n’han vist al Rema1000 i al Lidl.

I com es couen? Ens imaginem que no teniu paella foradada per la llar de foc, així que la següent millor opció és el forn.

Escalfem el forn a 200ºC.  Fem un tall a cada castanya i les posem en un plata de forn. Les deixem coure 20-25 minuts. Les traiem del foc i les deixem refredar una mica embolicades amb paper de diari.

Moniatos

De moniatos aquests dies n’hi ha pràcticament a tots els supermercats, i fins i tot se’n poden trobar d’ecològics. En cas de dubte? Bazar Vest 😛 

Com coure els moniatos: Aquí hi ha una recepta


Bon profit i bona castanyada!!!

Julefrokost català

[Info in English below]

S’acosta la temporada de Nadal, i a Catalans a Aarhus hem organitzat un Julefrokost català per a tots aquells catalans que tenen ganes de celebrar el Nadal a la catalana, i per a tots aquells no catalans que tenen ganes de conèixer com ho celebrem a Catalunya.

La data és el 30 de novembre a les 18:00, i per raons d’espai hi ha un màxim de 30 places, així que si us voleu apuntar, us recomanem fer-ho amb temps per assegurar-vos una plaça.

Per apuntar-vos, heu d’omplir el formulari següent (en anglès): http://goo.gl/FLb3Q3

Menú

Serà una barreja entre menjars i tradicions daneses i catalanes:

– Abans de començar, farem cagar el tió.
– Entrants danesos acompanyats de pa negre i pa amb tomàquet:
* Bacó amb paté i xampinyons (leverpostej)
* Arangada amb curry
* Peix amb llimona i remolada
* Ous amb gambes i maionesa
– Escudella amb carn d’olla
– Canelons
– Torrons i “Risalamande”
– Aigua, cafè, cava i “snaps”

Lloc: Chr. Molbechs vej, 15, Aarhus
Preu: 150kr/persona
Cadascú s’ha de portar la seva pròpia beguda (cervesa, vi, refrescs, etc.)

Esperem veure-us a tots!

[ENG]

The Christmas season is getting close, and at Catalans a Aarhus we have organized a Julefrokost catalan style. It will be a mix of Danish and Catalan traditions, and everybody is welcome to join. You will have a chance to experience how Catalans celebrate Christmas, try traditional Catalan food, and even have a chance to see (and hit) a real “Caga tió” (the “shitting log”). Yes, we know “shitting log” sounds really weird, but it’s a real tradition, and one of the most loved by Catalan children. You can learn more about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFXtHrKdKWI

It will take place on the 30th of November, at 18:00. Due to limited space, there are only 30 seats available, so make sure you sign up in advance if you want to be sure you can participate.

IN ORDER TO BE OFFICIALLY REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT, YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONNAIRE: http://goo.gl/FLb3Q3

Menu

It will be a mix of danish and catalan food and traditions:

– First of all, we will have the “Caga Tió”
– Danish starters accompanied by brown bread and “bread with tomato”:
* Paté with bacon and mushrooms (leverpostej)
* Herring with curry
* Fish with lemon and remolada
* Eggs with prawns and mayonnaise
– Traditional catalan soup
– Cannelloni
– “Torrons” and “Risalamande”
– Water, coffee, champagne and “snaps”

Location: Chr. Molbechs Vej 15, Aarhus
Price: 150kr/person
Everyone should bring their own drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks, etc.).

We hope to see you all there!

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The Legend of Sant Jordi

The 23rd of April, “Diada de Sant Jordi” (or Saint George’s Day in English) is one of the most important days in the Catalan calendar. During the following days we’re going to post information on this very special day, so stay posted to find out all about it!

We’re going to start with the Legend of Sant Jordi, a story known all over Catalonia, and even though several versions can be found, the basis is the same.

drac 2According to legend, there was a terrifying dragon located in the village of Montblanc, south-west of Barcelona. The dragon was always hungry, so the people in the village gave him one animal a day to keep it from attacking the village. However, one day the dragon ate the last of the animals, and then it started eating the people of the village too. In order to satisfy the hunger of the dragon, the people of the village decided to randomly chose a person every day to be sacrificed to the beast.

 
drac 7One day the princess’ name came up, and although that made the King very sad, he sent her to the dragon. But just when the dragon was about to eat the princess, a brave and handsome knight, known as Sant Jordi, rode into town and killed the beast with his spear, saving her life.

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From the blood of the dragon, there grew a rose bush, and Sant Jordi took a red rose and gave it to the princess as a sign of his love. Everybody in the village was very happy the dragon was dead and they lived pacefully ever after

This is why on Sant Jordi’s Day men give a rose to their loved ones (usually girlfriend or wife, and also to mother and sisters). Thousands of roses are sold on Sant Jordi’s Day, and although they are traditionally red, you can buy them in all kinds of colours (and prices!). Traditionally, the rose always comes with a wheatear and a catalan flag either on the wrapping or the ribbon. And you? Are you going to buy any roses on Sant Jordi’s day? Let us know in the comments!

rosa sant jordi

You can read other versions of the legend here:

http://www.booksandroses.com/2013/04/the-legend-of-sant-jordi-and-dragon-as.html

http://allaboutcatalonia.blogspot.dk/2009/05/sant-jordi-legend.html