• Food
    ALL HAIL THE KALE SALAD!

    By Helen Westwater LA OLA FRESCA ##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. So, what will […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA IS THE LAND OF ORANGES

    For many Northern Europeans, the first time you hear the name Valencia is in connection with oranges. For well over a century, sweet oranges and mandarins have arrived from Valencia… traditionally bringing a bit of exotic sunshine to the dark northern winter. Oranges play an important role in the history and economics of the city, […]

  • Food
    ‘SCONES’ BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’

    A while back, ‘La Ola Fresca’ enjoyed a performance of jazz manouche band ‘The Smilen Trio’ and we had a 1920s tea party too. With that in mind, for this recipe I have chosen that tea party favourite the ‘scone’, which in itself causes much confusion.  Firstly, there is the question of pronunciation whether it […]

  • Food
    LA OLA FRESCA…EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

    ##For Brits, locals and tourists alike, La Ola Fresca is a café gem not to be missed. Compared to most café bars commonly found here in Spain, this quaint and cosy showstopper has surpassed all competition. With flairs of a British café, this place offers a freshness that is hard to come by in Benimaclet, […]

  • Food
    ‘OVEN ROASTED LAMB AND ASPARAGUS’ BY ‘LA OLA FRESCA’

    BY HELEN WESTWATER Having previously lived on an idyllic Cornish farm complete with delightful spring fluffy lambs hopping around the fields, I’m afraid to confess to the vegetarians amongst you that, although I am not a huge meat-eater, lamb is one of my favourite meats. As one of the benefits of writing this column is […]

  • Food
    FOOD! ZEST FOR SALMON FISHCAKES

    BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’ ## Here is an East hits West recipe that does not involve hot ovens and is easy to make. A firm favourite in ‘La Ola Fresca’, these Zesty Salmon Fishcakes combining potato, fresh salmon, lime and coriander are served with a cooling yoghurt accompaniment that will refresh the […]

  • Food
    VALENCIA CUISINE… DOUBLE MICHELIN STAR CHEF RICARD CAMARENA

    ##Legendary Valencia Chef Ricard Camarena is the winner of the national prize for gastronomy, a Double Michelin star chef and Michelin Green star chef too. This expert proposes together with Amstel a surprising combination of flavours for the winter… Turron and Amstel Oro are part of Ricard Camarena’s recipe. Artichokes with nougat, anchovy vinaigrette and […]

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