The French are Crème Brûlée Stealing Bastards

There is most likely a good deal of truth to the fact that the French got Crème Brûlée from some other country and are now laying claim to it. One place that they quite possibly ripped it off from was Catalonia and their Crema Catalana.
I’m not sure as to whether it’s just decades of bad Spanish marketing or the fact that Franco’s legacy really screwed over Spain when it came to getting credit for what they deserve to have credit for. Whatever the case, I greatly prefer to have a Catalana over a Brûlée. I find that the flavors are deeper and tastiest overall. The cream is succulent and it happens to go great with sweet wines, which you always have to have to close out a meal in Catalonia.
Outside of Spain though, the Crema Catalana can be done not so well. For instance if you head to Zarzuela with the hopes of finding a good one, you’re going to be let down. Theirs is quite bland and not too inspiring as is a common problem with a number of their dishes. I have yet to really find one that’s done properly in the US, so about the only thing I can recommend is to order it at every chance you get whenever you’re staying in Catalonia, which is probably not nearly as much as any of us would like.
The French are Crème Brûlée Stealing Bastards