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    ‘GRANINI’ RECIPES FOR ALL THE FAMILY (VALENCIA)

    ##With the end of summer, the children are getting ready to go back to school and, with it, the routine, the rush and the homework… But, to disconnect and make the most of these afternoons with the little ones, granini proposes two delicious and easy recipes made with juices to enjoy these quality moments with […]

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    Café de CO (DRINKS, SNACKS, AFTERWORK, WIFI…)

    ##What was once an old factory for gold and silver thread has now been transformed into a buzzing and stimulating hub for creative and professional minds to station their work. This regenerated space, which was refurbished by Valencian based architect José Costa in 2019-2020, has retained much of the factory’s old charm and character. Upon […]

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    VEGAN FOOD AT ‘KHAMBÚ’ IN VALENCIA

    ##1. What is the philosophy of KHAMBÚ? ‘Khambú’ was born in Valencia as a vegan fast food restaurant. We have a great commitment to sustainability. You will find a variety of dishes that will surprise you regarding their texture, taste, smell, colour & appearance. All of this at a price that is affordable with very […]

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    FINE DINING AT ‘GINEBRE’

    ##Exquisite flavours, perfect culinary combinations and impeccable service: dining at Ginebre was a wondrous experience that will stick with me for some time. It is hardly hyperbolic to say the meal I enjoyed at Ginebre was one of the best I have ever tasted. The flavour sensations of the creative cuisine served at Ginebre are […]

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    ‘ARROZ AL HORNO’ (OVEN BAKED RICE)

    BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’ “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland, is meant to have told his troops that… shortly before walloping the English at Bannockburn in 1314. Apt advice for this recipe, ‘Arroz al horno’ (‘Arrós al forn’ in Valenciano) that has thwarted […]

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    COURGUETTE AND DILL RISOTTO (24/7 VALENCIA)

    ##I thought I’d celebrate this month with a lovely, light risotto. A sort of celebration of flavours and (probably) what will be one of the last times I’ll spend much time slaving over a stove until autumn arrives! Admittedly, there’s a lot of stirring involved in risottos. For a simple dish, there is a fair […]

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    THE VALENCIAN DRINK HORCHATA

    ##The warm days are still us so it’s time for a long, cool drink. Valencia has two of its very own. Well, ‘Horchata’ was invented in the Sudan and ‘Agua de Valencia’ is really just Buck’s Fizz with a twist.  These days they are both considered as Valencian as paella, fireworks and construction companies. Horchata […]

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    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 flat pan. Paella is […]

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    ‘FARTONS’ IN VALENCIA! BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’

    ##When I arrived in Valencia almost 20 ago, I was not really aware that the language valenciano existed. I remember chortling to myself in a supermarket as I spied a packet of iced buns labelled ‘Fartons’.  Worse, later, I even pompously wrote to the organisers of a festival suggesting they change the festival name ‘Estic […]

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    ENJOYING TAPAS AT ‘TASCA EL BOTIJO’ IN VALENCIA

    ##Are you looking to savour quality tapas in an authentic Spanish tasca in the historic centre at any time of the day? It’s in the heart of the Barrio del Carmen, so easy to find. The interior is warm with an attractive local art exhibition lining the brick walls, clean wooden tables and a sociable, […]

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