All Saints Day: chesnuts & panellets

Posted on 28 October 2009 in Barcelona, always!

All Saints Day - Chesnuts & Panellets

All Saints Day - Chesnuts & Panellets

All Saints is a time to remember those no longer with us, but it also marks the start of a new cycle in Nature, with trees losing their leaves and fields bare after the harvest of summer.

It is a time to celebrate with the popular tradition of eating chestnuts and panellets, the marzipan cakes (sweet potatoes) typical of Catalonia. In Barcelona there are castanyades, chestnuts for the general public, as well as stands on the streets selling them. The classic panellets are with pine nut, almond, potato, sugar, egg and lemon peel. But others contain strawberry, coconut, more lemon, green tea, coffee, and anything else imaginable.

Chestnuts are also an important part of the festivals, typical in autumn, lovely to eat warm with the arrival cold weather. And there’s also sweet potato. And all to be enjoyed with a little sweet wine.

Time to share with the family, around a table full of special delicacies.

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