Television features

Televisió de Catalunya broadcasts the documentary Xoc vital, focusing on the heart-saving facilities being rolled out in the Girona area, while the second season of Despensa mediterránea is broadcast on Canal Cocina.

MARCH 2014

The second season of Despensa mediterránea (Mediterranean Pantry) broadcast on Canal Cocina has begun following the healthy audience figures enjoyed by the 13-episode first season that was broadcast between November 2010 and January 2011. Girona Provincial Council and the Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona have collaborated throughout the production of this programme, made by Visual13 and hosted by the chef Jordi Jacas.

The second series will consist of nine 25-minute episodes, each of which will focus exclusively on one of the most outstanding products in the Girona area. The programme aims to approach gastronomy on television from a new perspective.

The second season of Despensa mediterránea, includes a series of reports and features that focus on the cultivation of Santa Pau beans, the production of Tupí cheese or colt meat from El Ripollès. There will also be interviews with producers and a look at the special qualities of products and the traditions that accompany their consumption. The extraordinary scenery of the counties of Girona from the Pirineu to the Costa Brava will also be featured.

The first episode of the second season of Despensa mediterránea was broadcast on Wednesday 4th May and featured one of the most typical winter products, namely calçots, a local variety of green onion. Snails, Santa Pau beans, game, colt meat, pork products and free range poultry are some of the other products that will be featured every Wednesday on Canal Cocina at 11.30 am, at 4 pm and again at 1.30 am.

Canal Cocina, a private channel available on digital platforms, is a 24-hour channel dedicated exclusively to food that features both Spanish and foreign chefs.

Meanwhile, Televisió de Catalunya has broadcast the documentary Xoc vital (Vital Shock). This production by Televisió de Catalunya looks at various European initiatives for the rolling out of public access defibrillators. One of the programmes is Girona, territori cardioprotegit (Girona, heart-saving area) by Dipsalut, on which the Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona has collaborated. The documentary was broadcast on 22nd June at 11.40 pm on TV3 (as part of the Sense ficció programme) and again on 25th June on Canal 33.