This is a first, we don’t normally cover fashion or clothing issues at P&G.
What we have here though is not your average bit of clothing, it’s one of the coolest range of foodie t-shirts on the planet.
The ‘Instruccions’ range of t-shirts from Catalunyam gives you instruccions (or instructions) on how to make some classic Catalan dishes, and I want all of them!
Each shirt features a cartoon strip style illustration of how to prepare the simple but fantastic dishes.
Pa amb what?
There are currently three designs in the range. Pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato), Allioli (garlic mayonnaise), and Calçotada (spring onion party).
The following descriptions are lifted straight from Catalunyam themselves:
Pa amb tomàquet
The Catalan national dish. Very easy to prepare: you spread ripe tomato on the slice of bread – it’s better if toasted – and you add a little bit of salt (if you wish) and olive oil. You usually eat with different kinds of cheese and “embotits” (processed cold meat).
Allioli (Garlic mayonnaise)
Traditional Catalan sauce, perfect to accompany grilled meat. To make it, you need to beat peeled garlic in the mortar while adding oil.
(John’s note: It’s not the same as French aioli, but it is very similar.)
A sort of gastronomical party that involves a group of people meeting up to eat grilled calçots (spring onions) with Romesco sauce (made of ground almonds, hazelnuts, tomato, garlic, parsley, olive oil and vinegar). It is recommended to wear a bib to avoid getting romesco stains on your shirt.
I want one!
Sadly, that might prove a bit tricky.
At the moment you can buy them in about 40 shops, but they are all in Catalalonia. You can also order them online, but the entire website is also in Catalan, so unless you speak it, or you feel comfortable ordering something and paying for it in a language that you don’t fully understand, you might have a bit of a problem.
I think they are fantastic, and we would like to sell them online through this website. Watch this space, it might happen soon.