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Wasn’t paella yellow?

Although paella is usually a nice yellow color, thanks to Spain’s wonderful saffron, there’s black paella as well. In the Catalan language, we call it “arros negre”, that is, black rice. It’s a delicious kind! The black color comes from the ink of the squid. We sometimes mix in some “allioli” (garlic mayonnaise) once it’s […]

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What’s this flag?

Anyone who takes a tour of Barcelona or simply walks around the streets of any Catalan town will see this yellow flag with four red stripes hanging from the balconies or flying on top of the official buildings. What does this flag represent? On my tours sometimes people ask me whether this is the Spanish […]