• Food
    A day at Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana

    Regular readers of this column will know that, though I love paella Valenciana, if I want to make my own I have to do it in the privacy of my own home with no Valencianos to witness me in the act. Valencia’s seriously believe you have to be Valencian to make a decent paella – […]

  • Food
    MAKING PAELLA IN VALENCIA!

    A Morning at Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana If you were to ask a Valencian what his favourite dish is, his answer would surely be paella. If you are invited on a Sunday for lunch at a Valencian’s house, chances are the first thing that will be said to you as you walk in […]

  • Food
    DINING OUT IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE…

    EL ARENAL DEL CARMEN Set in an attractive and very spacious 19th century listed building, the newish ‘El Arenal del Carmen’ restaurant is now starting to slowly but surely take off as summer seeps into autumn. Set on a mellow street in the historic centre, it’s just a stone’s throw from the La Lonja and […]

  • Food
    VALENCIA WINES…ROSADOS FOR SUMMER DRINKING

    Summer in Spain (and especially here in Valencia) requires a bit of thought when it comes to matching wines with food. This is particularly the case when it comes to drinking red wines. This is because the red wines here are high in alcohol, at their best at normal room temperature and from June to […]

  • Food
    MERCADO CENTRAL

    Valencia’s Central Market is one of the largest markets in Europe Perched high above the ornate iron and glass dome, it’s feet resting on a golden ball, is the Cotorra del Mercat, the big green parrot that is the symbol of the Mercado Central in Valencia. Cotorra means parrot in Spanish, but it also means […]

  • Food
    TAJ MAHAL INDIAN & PAKISTANI RESTAURANT

    TAJ MAHAL INDIAN & PAKISTANI RESTAURANT When we first arrived on these shores some 19 years ago, it was hard to find restaurants serving international cuisine and there were just a couple of Indian restaurants. One of them was ‘Taj Mahal’, which is still going strong and has just recently been completely revamped. Established in […]

  • Food
    Summer Drinking: Valencia White Wines & 2 New GINS!

    This month VÍ Vid recommend a selection of Valencian white wines and a pair of new Valencian gins. Bodega ‘Vinya Nature’ is from Les Useres and produces some excellent wines and a cava. The ‘Baranc de l´ Infern’ white is 60% Chardonnay and 40% Macabeo and has had no oak ageing. Pale lemon, clean and […]

  • Food
    Clectic Open Kitchen

    Open every day, the ‘24/7 Valencia’ team have lunched & dined out at ‘Clectic’ on numerous occasions over the years. It’s a really relaxing place to enjoy your food and drink and the restaurant really does live up to its name, providing a truly eclectic choice of tasty dishes from around the world. This is […]

  • Art
    New in Valencia and Hot Off The Plane

    The Valencía Way New country, new life, healthy living, new resolutions! Get fit, eat vegetables and salad all the time and maybe drink a little bit of red wine. That’s the plan and it was going very well until we arrived. This place has just tooo many distractions. Valencia, famed for its nightlife just sucks […]

  • Food
    ALL HAIL THE KALE SALAD!

    FOOD ALL HAIL THE KALE SALAD! By Helen Westwater From the kitsch pinky prawn and avocado cocktail of the 70s, to the militant 80s pasta, brocolli tuna mix…or the 90s high-flying yuppie, tricolor mozarella, tomato, avocado, balsamic. As much as music and art, great salads also can encapsulate the aspirations and imagery of a decade. […]

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