Originally from Denmark I moved to Barcelona 10 years ago to live with my Catalan husband. I have fallen totally and absolutely in love with the Catalan cuisine. The fresh ingredients, the cooking process and the love and care for the end result of the dish. Catalan food is not the same as Spanish food. It has it's own traditions and roots. The Catalan people enjoy the Spanish cuisine as well as anyone but also have their own uniqe versions. The location of Catalonia on the Mediterranean coast and with an inland rich on mountains has resulted in a cuisine with a diversity of impressive seafood dishes as well as vegetables such as tomatoes, aubergines, peppers (mostly the red variant), artichoke and mushrooms. The traditional Catalan cuisine is quite varied, from pork dishes custom to the inland to fish- and seafood dishes along the coast, and of course the special Catalan combination of fish and meat in the same dish which is called Mar i Montanya (sea and mountain).