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Making Clotxa in Horta Sant Joan, Catalonia

Sometimes the simplest of dishes made from the basic of ingredients are the most satisfying. Often they are the most healthiest. This is certainly the case for the Clotxa from southern Catalonia. Today’s chefs are reviving this once traditional farmers’ meal, and making el bocata de los bocatas, the sandwich of sandwiches, their own. During a recent trip to Horta de Sant Joan, following in the footsteps of Picasso, I got the chance to make my own clotxa. And eating it.

Clotxa Recipe

Ingredients for a Clotxa

Making the Clotxa

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Thomas Dowson

With a professional background in archaeology and a passion for travel, I founded Archaeology Travel to help more people explore our world’s fascinating pasts. Born in Zambia, I trained as an archaeologist at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and taught archaeology at the universities of Southampton and Manchester (England). Read More

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