• Food
    Simalu

    When the editor of this magazine told me that this month’s restaurant of the month was to be a recently opened Peruvian in the Barrio del Carmen, I was really quite excited. It is a cuisine I don’t really know that much about. I have tried ceviche and I had heard of the Peruvian cocktail […]

  • Food
    Hannah Banana Cake

    By Helen Westwater It may be a strange phenomenon but in La Ola Fresca most of our best loved cakes seem to adopt personalities all of their own. From the arrival of the much- pursued ‘El Señor Brownie’ came his happy partnership with his sun-kissed, wheat-free, partner-in-crime ‘Gloria Zanahoria’ (carrot cake with rice our and […]

  • History
    Vicente Blasco Ibanez

      Novelist, journalist, politician, war correspondent, founder of Utopian communes, publisher of books and newspapers, voluntary exile, tireless traveller, political prisoner, anti-cleric, duellist and womaniser, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was born in Valencia in 1867. His novels have made him one of Valencia’s most celebrated literary sons but just like Valencia Football Club manager Voro, he […]

  • Johan Cruyff and Levante Ud

    In the wake of the recent passing away of Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest football players of all time and thrice (1971, 1973, 1974) Ballon d’Or winner, many tend to forget that, besides his glorious contributions to Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona and to the Netherlands national team, he left his mark in the […]

  • Food
    Cannellini Bean Puree

      By Helen Westwater On Saturday 16 April, the barrio of Benimaclet will host a fresh food market and an eco-organic tapas tour. Revving up to the event, and recently back from Italy where I was lucky to take part in an olive oil tasting under the guidance of olive oil expert Johnny Madge, we […]

  • Music
    Mark Tait of 5th and Pontiac

    Tell us something about your background and experiences.  I spent my formative years on the island of South Uist. It is located off the west coast of Scotland, way up north. Everybody seemed to sing or play an instrument. It might have been because there was only one television station and I may be wrong […]

  • Editorial
    Jason Webster

    What is your view of the political stalemate in Spain?  By the time this interview is published the situation may well have changed significantly, so it’s not easy to say. At the time of writing (late January), the possibility of forming a lasting coalition government looks unlikely, although I suspect that something temporary may be […]

  • Food
    Red Valentine Beetroot Soup

    By Helen Westwater La Ola Fresca  This month’s recipe combines the earthy red of beetroot and the pure white of coconut milk with a heady mix of spices, to steer off any last winter colds and cheer the hearts of any lost Valentinos. Beetroot, happily a vegetable that is available all year in Valencia, is […]

  • Music
    Manu Khalwa

      Tell us something about your background.  I come from a family of musicians from Rajasthan in India. I am a musician and singer and my aim is to make Indian music more familiar to the ears of Westerners. Music has been in my family for 12 generations. Our ancestors used to perform at the […]

  • Editorial
    Easter at the Beach

    All that remains of the old Barcelona railway tracks, which used to cut off the Cabanyal and the other sea front areas from the rest of the city, are a few spaghetti western style stations in Boulevard de la Serreria. The lines now go underground but the years of separation have meant that the “Poblados […]

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