the recipe hunters in galicia
We take you on a roadtrip in Galicia, Spain, where we stumble upon about 100 women in wetsuits in the bay of Muros y Noia harvesting “berberechos" or cockles. These mariscadoras aka fisherwomen have been harvesting cockles for generations and generations. The Galego people have many ways of cooking cockles, from eating them raw, to steaming them, to adding them to empanadas. To conserve the cockle population, the local government has enacted size limits and daily collection limits for the cockles. In autumn, the women head into the water during low tide and rake away until they fill their buckets with berberechos. They then hurry over to the weighing station to sell their berberechos before the daily quota is met! Galician Berberechos are famous worldwide for their delicious taste. Music by Pelepau!