• Food
    Colmado La Lola

    Thank goodness for Colmado LaLola, a great new tapas and wine bar by the management of Restaurant LaLola just around the corner. Let’s take a look at the venue first, it’s a smallish space up a couple of steps at the foot of El Miguelete, the bell tower of Valencia’s beautiful cathedral. A tall bar […]

  • 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
    Salsa Verde

    A SUPPER CLUB VOYAGE  In December 2015, Salsa Verde sailed into Valencia. It might be easier to explain what it is by explaining what it isn’t. Salsa Verde isn’t a restaurant, bar or cafe. It’s a workshop, show-kitchen and supper club. And sometimes a school and a laboratory. At 24/7, we were intrigued to hear […]

  • 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 […]

  • Food
    Picnicity

    If you walk down C/ Calatrava in the Barrio del Carmen, look for a tiny door that leads to Picnicity – blink and you’ll miss it. Inside is a narrow bar filled with a delicious variety of empanadas, salads and a large selection of great looking (and tasting) cakes. ‘Picnicity’ is the brainchild of an […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Local Fallas

    David Moratalla Pulido is the president of a small neighbourhood falla at Séneca-Poeta Mas i Ros in the city of Valencia. We asked him what the festival is like away from the giant fallas of the special section.  How and why did you become a fallero and eventually the president of the falla?  I joined […]

  • Food
    Croissants!

    By Helen Westwater La Ola Fresca  So, while a well-known UK supermarket blows up a storm of scorn from the French…for launching a new, straight- lined croissant that is easier for their customers to spread with butter and jam…this March we get back to basics, roll up the shirtsleeves and make our own. With these […]

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