On December 14, the closing activity of the Barcelona International Welcome took place in the popular Boquería Market. It was a live show cooking with chef Joe Woodward teaching all the attendees how to prepare an innovative menu, based on traditional dishes of the Catalan culture. The Barcelona International Welcome is an annual program of activities promoted by the Barcelona City Council: Information sessions, networking, seminars and conferences, city tours, courses, workshops are a full range of events organized especially for the Barcelonas international community to help them to obtain information and resources, make new contacts and discover the city...

As the Xmas Season gets closer, it seems like a countdown to the purchase of gifts and bargains begins. It’s every man for himself, as if the world were coming to an end! From Ralda&Friends, however, we prefer to bet on responsible and proximity shopping and that’s why we offer our Christmas packs to our friends. Attractive and affordable proposals that combine our best extra virgin olive oils with quality products from friends and producers from our area of Terres de lEbre. Visit our online store to know them: https://raldafriends.com/en/online-shop/ Several combinations designed to give the flavor and color of...

On June 21st, the Lacrima Olea brand made its debut in such an emblematic space as the Boqueria Market, in the very historical center of Barcelona. The event coordinated by Pierre Ralda on behalf of Godall Cooperative was attended by 3 outstanding Olive Oil Hosts: the gastronomic journalist Tana Collados, the Barcelonas chef Ada Parellada (Semproniana Restaurant) and the Michelin one stars chef (and ambassador of Terres de l’Ebre) Jeroni Castell (Les Moles Restaurant) shared a round table and subsequent culinary demonstration on the benefits of extra virgin olive oil from Godall. Our village, its ancient olive trees, and the...

Although we must maintain all precautions, and we have not yet won the fight against COVID, the figures in Spain are beginning to show positive signs. Every day we can feel a little more optimistic, and it is all thanks to science and the collaboration of many people, starting with health personnel and ending with the citizens who have decided that it is worth getting vaccinated. Spain has no petrol but has tourism instead. And the global pandemic has caused us real havoc. That is why now, with the imminent arrival of Summer and certainly better prospects, we want to...

We are always happy to announce that science has found some new application or benefit for olive oil. We also like it when these benefits are confirmed. A few weeks ago, on Alimente, the section of the digital Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, published an article entitled “Why it is so good to take a spoonful of extra olive oil on an empty stomach every day“. Signed by Patricia Matey, the text reviews the properties that science has discovered in recent years. But, in our opinion, two very interesting ideas appeared. The first is that we Europeans from Mediterranean countries have...