We've said it before: summer is for pa amb tomaquet, the ubiquitous Catalonian dish of bread rubbed with cut garlic cloves and ripe tomato halves, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt. Since the dawn of man, the town of Bruñol in Valencia has been celebrating the summer tomato bounty on the last Wednesday in August by hurling it at each other for hours, making pa amb tomaquet as easy to make as wiping a piece of crusty bread on your friend's arm.
Tomatina, as the annual festival is known, attracts tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world, because that's what having the best of something does to a town. Munich can have its Oktoberfest, and Denver its Great American Beer Festival. But a couple of visiting Brits decreed this famous Spanish food fight the best, ever. Hard to argue with that. Also, you've got a little tomato on your forehead.
via The Telegraph
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