Sunday, 31 October 2010


This is the traditional celebration this weekend where I come from. During la castanyada you eat panellets, moniatos (sweet potatoes), and castanyes (chestnuts). I really hope it doesn't get lost or taken over by other festivities.
Would eat me a warm moniato right now...


  1. yum! i'm gorging myself with candy right this minute... kit kat followed by mini tolberones...

  2. Probably it won't, as chestnuts are ripe and drop from trees at this time of year, and will continue dropping as long as there are trees. Our celebrations will, like our traditional carnival here, which is disappearing, replaced by Halloween.

  3. I know. perhaps it is age and distance that are making me more sentimental, but I still think traditions are crucial and they belong where they belong. oh well...

  4. Man, I love me a moniato -- it's my favorite veggie, in fact. I've yet to find them in Italia. They have something called a sweet potato, but it's nothing like what I love.

    Are they abundant in Spain?
    I think I'll make one for dinner. (I can find them in my American commissary, but who knows how far they have traveled to reach my plate . . . maybe from spain.)

  5. Hi honey, don't worry. This won't be lost at all.
    Last night we went to a halloween party and we could taste chestnuts and panellets :)

  6. Las castañas asadas humean por aquí en los puestos de la calle, y los dulces...mejor se queden en el escaparate que con el sofing del finde y los dulces...las caderas parecerán...

  7. toppo: panelletoween? castanyaboo? :)

  8. Don't worry... we'll protect the tradition.

  9. oh those sweet potatoes look delicious!

  10. i don`t like them. don`t know why. but the pics are great.

  11. I love your photos od los panellets! I have made panellets too and prepared a post about it. Funny!

    I also love las castañas. We don't have them here. I lovethe smell.

  12. yum. i want one of the pignoli cookies right now. keep this tradition going, ninja!

  13. The sweet potatoes looks devine. And pinenut cookies to top it off. Heaven!

  14. sounds so good. i sometimes get sentimental when traditions disappear. halloween taking over is something i feel very unsure about - i love the pumpkin carving, i can see the appeal of spooky stories, but i somehow feels like the whole world turns into a high street with the very same shops everywhere. that's globalisation, right...?

  15. aaaah I want castanyada and panellets and moniatos all of them gnam gnam gnaaaam

  16. chestnuts roasting on an open fire! awesome!

  17. Mmm, I long for a big pot of sweet potatoes right now -pure comfort food :-)

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