Old mill in Catalonia creates superfood with tech

Catalonia (Berga)

Decades ago, a man bought an old stone mill to feed his family with traditional cereals. One day, his daughter had an idea to bring in new technology and turn the mill into a thriving business.

Watch ► We travelled to L’Escairador to meet Josep Costa and Maria and learn more about blat, the superfood white corn that owes its tradition and conservation to Berguedà – a region in Catalonia where it’s still customary to use it in recipes, particularly at Christmas.

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Written by

Lisa Goldapple, Editor, Atlas of the Future (17 February 2020)

Project leader

Josep and Maria Costa, L’Escairador 

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Squashed white corn with chicken broth and poached egg

Semolina cake with white corn, orange and rosemary

Risotto of white corn and mushrooms

Salad with white corn

Squashed white corn with biscuits, cold rolls and crayfish

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