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    MULTI-COLOURED VEGETABLE SPAGHETTI!

    MULTI-COLOURED VEGETABLE SPAGHETTI! By Helen Westwater In the neighbourhood of Benimaclet, where La Ola Fresca is situated, we are swinging into Spring kicking off in April with a series of monthly organic food markets and talks which explore the production of food through ecological and sustainable methods. It’s Ecomaclet! Check out Facebook Ecomaclet for the […]

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    VALENCIA WINES IN SPRING

    Spring in Valencia… The new Vintage emerges! Introduction Just like butterflies, the new wines are beginning to make an appearance and what a good vintage 2016 looks as though it is going to be. A long hot Summer with no rain saw an early harvest, the grapes all being collected before that very wet Autumn […]

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    VIVA LA VALENCIA VEGANA!

    VEGAN VALENCIA: VIVA LA VALENCIA VEGANA! Being a vegan in Valencia has not always been easy. Despite being blessed with the climate and the huerta which gifts a year round supply of delicious fruit and vegetables, veganism as a movement has seemed slower to take off here than in some other parts of Europe. A […]

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    EL OLIVO

    TAPAS BAR OF THE MONTH Friends of ours live very close to where we were to dine for this month’s article, so we arranged to call in on them for a pre-dinner drink. We left a glass or two of a very nice red wine later and walked through the Barrio del Carmen’s flooded streets […]

  • Editorial
    LA OLA FRESCA

    CHINESE DUMPLINGS ‘JIAOZI‘ By Helen Westwater: LA OLA FRESCA The 28th of January saw the start of the Chinese New Year, heralding the year of the Rooster, a sign associated with wealth. Last year’s naughty Monkey seems to have left us with a certain wealthy mad rooster creating havoc (!) so let’s hope that by […]

  • Editorial
    Paella in Valencia

    RICE TO THE OCCASION Whether it’s your birthday, your saint’s day, some friends are visiting, it’s Fallas, you’ve come into a bit of money, or it’s just a weekend family lunch; at the heart of any celebration in Valencia is the regional dish. Paella: Rabbit, chicken, rice and vegetables, fried and boiled, together in a […]

  • Food
    Ciao Bella

    D and I have been on a low-carb diet following a two-week visit to the folks back home in England and gigantic meals throughout the stay there. Every new house meant another lunch or dinner, or even brunch, sometimes all three in the same day. This, of course, led to expanding waistlines and ultimately – […]

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    SANTA COMPANYA TAPAS BAR

    SANTA COMPANYA: INTERVIEW WITH OWNER RUFO 1. Tell us something about your background Since I came to Valencia 15 years ago, I have dedicated myself to the world of cuisine in a diverse manner via restaurants, catering and bars. First-hand, I have seen how Valencia gastronomy has really developed, paying special attention to the world […]

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    VEGETARIAN HAGGIS

    VEGETARIAN HAGGIS By Helen Westwater: La Ola Fresca Chances are that at Christmas you joyfully belt out the chorus of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ at New Year’s Eve celebrations and never have had a clue about the rest of the lyrics or the origins of the song. So getting ready for the festive season, the pen behind […]

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    RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

    YUSO We went for lunch at this new venture of brothers and partners Willy and Jaime on Friday. Valencian resident D, myself and P on a flying visit from cold and dank London. It wasn’t quite warm enough when we arrived to sit on their ample terrace, so we took a table on one of […]

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