"Cataplanas do Mundo" is one of the projects developed by Faro's Candidature to the European Capital of Culture, in partnership with “Tertúlia Algarvia”. The main goal of this project is the sharing of cultures and the inclusion of immigrant groups present in the Algarve through gastronomy.
The first meeting took place on 18th of October, at Tertúlia Algarvia restaurant. On that day, the Chef cooked a typical Algarve cataplana and presented the challenge to the participants. We had lunch together and shared countless stories at the table.
On November 8th, a second meeting took place where Ikram (Moroccan), Diana (Romanian) and Helena (Cape Verdean) prepared typical dishes from their countries inside our Algarvian cataplana, which allowed us to travel through flavours, which is the aim of this huge gastro-diplomatic project. We were also joined by Iram (Pakistani) and Euza (Brazilian), who also will be preparing typical recipes from their origins soon.
We added a dash of colours and flavours from other cultures, added a handful of dedication and tradition, poured everything into the Algarvian cataplana and cooked the Cataplanas of the World, ready to serve at your home.
From 18th of November to 2nd of December, these five international cooks will prepare various Algarvian cataplanas, all made with ingredients and recipes from their respective countries of origin. The cataplanas will then be raffled off and delivered to the home of the winning family. Entries for the Cataplanas of the World draw should be made at: https://www.faro2027.eu/cataplanasdomundo.html .
The first Cataplana of the World is from Brazil and will be prepared on November 18th, followed by cataplanas from Romania (November 24th), from Pakistan and Cape Verde (November 29th) and finally from Morocco (December 2nd).