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I collected the Catalan Gourmet Award of the Year!

In Catalonia we have a finger-licking good gastronomy! When the Catalan Gourmet Night recognises your career and commitment to Catalan products, I can only say: My pleasure indeed ! I will always be an ambassador for local produce wherever I go to!

I would like to thank the Gourmet Cluster of Catalonia for having thought about me for this special recognition. I have reached where I am after a hard effort made, like all producers who are part of it and who make Catalonia be land of gastronomic proposals at the highest quality. Congratulations too you all for the professionalism and the commitment shown every day. Together we are ‘unstoppable’ !

Josep Cuní interviews Nandu to talk about the Catalan Gourmet Award of the Year

The Gourmet Cluster of Catalonia will award me with the Catalan Gourmet Award of the Year this coming Wednesday. For this reason, the recently released radio programme called 'Aquí, amb Josep Cuní' of SER Catalunya radio station, they have made use of the opportunity to interview me and talk about gastronomy this Tuesday.

It has been a very good opportunity to talk about the kitchen, the care when dealing with the produce and my experience behind the stove. I highly encourage you to listen to it, which is a short but a passionate interview!

Listen the interview in 'Aquí, amb Josep Cuní'

Delighted to cook in tribute to Pasqual Maragall

Cooking sometimes gives me special moments, such as being asked to prepare, along with my team, the gastronomic menu for Pasqual Maragall’s tribute, which took place this Thursday 20th of September, the eve of World Alzheimer's Day.

My dishes were present at the encounter that several personalities enjoyed with the former president before the tribute. One feels very accomplished when the flavours in such intimate moments are those of our cuisine.

My sincere congratulations to the Pasqual Maragall Foundation for the great work they are carrying out. After ten years investigating the disease, their efforts and hard work can never be fully appreciated. Carry on!

foto: @fpmaragall

How beautiful is the Special Olympics torch!

You know I love sports and I can’t help but accept whenever I’m invited to participate in a promotional event. It was a fabulous experience to be involved in Thursday's reception for the Special Olympics Games torch, alongside its participants. They are champions!

I accompanied the torch through the streets of Barcelona, the first Catalan city to welcome the flame before it reaches Andorra la Vella, which together with Seu d'Urgell, will host the Games for people with intellectual disabilities. I am sure the Games will be a great success!

If you have a chance to visit any of the two cities from October 4th to 7th, you will have a great time with the athletes. There is a lot we can learn from them! They give their utmost to sport and they get better every day!

Fundraising dinner at the Liceu for El Casal dels Infants

You have heard me say this more than once, but I will say it again, because this is how I feel: You cannot imagine the satisfaction one feels after serving a dinner with three friends (Carles Abellán, Carles Gaig, Albert Adrià), knowing that our effort has contributed to a great cause like that of the Casal dels Infants.

And if that was not enough, it all took place on the Liceu stage! Can anyone ask for more?

I feel privileged to see that this country’s stoves can contribute so that children and young people at risk of exclusion may have more opportunities in life.

Yesterday, upon finishing the dinner, the 400 or so people who had enjoyed the meal applauded the chefs and the whole team that had made it possible.

But, you know what I say? That the huge, giant applause should go to El Casal.

My congratulations to all those who make it possible that the everyday lives of the young people in our country may be a little better. They are our future!

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