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Among the best-known recipes of Barcelona there are stews, as La escudella i carn d'olla, made of vegetables, rice, noodles and potatoes, Cocido con judias blancas, of Butifarra (a typical regional sausage), Pilota (a preparation of beef), bread, eggs and white beans, Faves a la catalana, Botifarra amb monjetes and Arroz a la cazuela, a dish similar to the famous "Paella Valenciana".|
Fish specialities are "Zarzuela", a dish of the same name like the Spanish operetta and made of cuttlefish, mussels and prawn, and its more luxurious version, "La Opera", additionally with lobster. Both of them obviously dishes that will make sing your palate...
Typical desserts are Crema Catalana, Mel i mato (of curds and honey), and the Postre del Musico ("dessert of the musician") with pine-kernels and raisins.
Specially remarkable among the wines of Catalonia are the red wines from Peralda, Alella, Priorat and Tarragona, white wines from Penedés and of course the famous Cava (sparkling wine).
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