Rovellons from Barcelona’s La Boqueria Market
Barcelona travel photo: click photo for larger view.
Barcelona’s La Boqueria Market is touted as one of the best fresh markets in all the world. In fact, in our humble opinion, the La Boqueria is a must-see when visiting Barcelona. This is particularly true if you fancy yourself as a travel photographer. I’ve got scores of stunning photographs from my visit to the La Boqueria.
In this photograph, I captured a passel of freshly harvested rovellons.
The rovellon, lactarius deliciosus, is an ecologically distinct European species that does not grow in North America. Commonly known as the saffron milk-cap, red pine mushroom, or simply pine mushroom, it is highly prized in the Catalan region of Spain. The rovellons are collected near wild pine trees in the late months of the year following the last August rains. (via Wikipedia)
As you can see in my photograph, the rovellons are priced at 16€/kilo, which translates to roughly $11/pound. To put that in perspective for American foodies, the morel mushroom fetches around $25/pound in farmers’ markets during season.
To my knowledge, I’ve never had a rovellon. Have you?
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