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    THE EMBLEMATIC ‘MERCADO CENTRAL’ OF VALENCIA

    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 […]

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    ‘TURRÓN’ By Helen Westwater of ‘La Ola Fresca’

    Christmas time is not so far away now! Ever wondered how to feed an army?  Well, apparently this is how the Moors did it; with the use of energy rich almonds and honey in a form convenient to transport, allowing an instant on-the-move vitality snack and leading to the origin of the Jijona Turrón.  Just […]

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    ORIGINAL TURRÓN IN VALENCIA AT ‘TURRONES GALIANA’

    Katalina Gowin from Poland has worked at Turrones Galiana for 20 years, selling the traditional Spanish dessert: turrón. Eaten at Christmas time, turrón is made of only four ingredients: toasted almonds, sugar, honey of the orange tree and egg whites. Sometimes yolk is used instead of egg whites, depending on the type of turrón, of […]

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    ‘SORBITO DIVINO’

    Hidden away in a quiet corner of the  historic centre of Valencia, you will find  another wining & dining spot that has our stamp of approval. ‘Sorbito Divino’ is a very well-established restaurant with a cosy interior and a spacious terrace, illuminated with candlelight. When entering the venue your gaze is drawn to the glass […]

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    CORNISH PASTY AT ‘LA OLA FRESCA’ IN VALENCIA

    By Helen Westwater As some of you may know, ‘La Ola Fresca’ was born after I surfed into Valencia on a fresh wave! I previously lived on a farm in Cornwall for many years. Apart from surfing, a breathtaking Atlantic coastline and plenty of cider, Cornwall is most famous for the pasty! That’s the ‘Cornish […]

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    Australian-Moroccan Orange Cake (Made in Valencia)

    Oranges and Clementinas are my favorite fruits, they remind me of when I was a child, pinching them from the trees on the way home from school. There is a wonderful cake that we make in Australia (it may originally be Moroccan), which combines two beautiful and readily available Spanish ingredients. Oranges and ground almonds. […]

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    TASTING TAPAS AT TASCA EL BOTIJO

    Located in the historic centre of Valencia in barrio El Carmen, ‘Tasca El Botijo’ is a charming little tapas spot with the most welcoming staff a customer could hope for! Our waiter oozes enthusiasm and warmth, taking time to talk with the bar-goers as they enjoy the delicious tapas and drinks served here. He brings […]

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    SHOPPING WITH ‘UNO’ AT MERCADO CENTRAL

    UNO is the emblematic stand of the Mercado Central! It’s a place to meet, to sample food at the Central Market of Valencia, which is known as the ‘Mercado Central’, where UNO fits right in. Enjoy a snack, and take the chance to rediscover local products. It is the project of the very amiable and […]

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    TAPAS AT ‘CLANN BAR’ IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF VALENCIA…

    24/7 Valencia: Can you tell us about your background regarding the world of tapas? Clann Bar: “Valencia has changed a lot. I came to this city over 20 years ago and worked in ‘Tasca Angel’, which was my classic schooling in choosing the right fresh products from the ‘Mercado Central.’ I also learnt how to […]

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