Thursday 3rd March 2011
Today is ‘Fat Thursday’ (dijous gras). It means it’s the first day of carnival. All the kids go to school dressed up in carnival costumes and there is general merriment in the air for the next 5 days, culminating in a parade at the weekend.
One of the lesser known traditions on this day, is to eat Botifarra d’ou (Egg Sausage). It’s a mix of pork meat and egg and looks yellow when raw. They are only around at this time of year and just for a few weeks, then they are gone. We hadn’t had them for a good few years and so thought it was the right time to introduce MS to another Catalan tradition.
“So what do you think of the egg botifarra then?” I asked expectantly, without having tried it myself yet.
“Yeah, It tastes normal.” He replied.
To be honest, it did taste pretty normal. There was a slight hint of egg but mostly it tasted of a pork sausage, and a normal one at that.