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    ‘KUKLA’ IN THE CENTRE OF VALENCIA (MIDDLE EASTERN KITCHEN)

    Kukla also celebrates Christmas: special menu, gift boxes and scratch cards (with prize). Ayelet and Ronen’s “house” continues to be a place where the best of two worlds converge, now also with a menu in Valencian. Among the restaurant’s novelties, there is now a menu that allows you to enjoy food with your hands and […]

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    AUTHENTIC VALENCIAN CUISINE AT ‘L’APLEC’ IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE

    When it comes to Valencian cuisine…this is the real deal. ‘Aplec’ is a local term for ‘cultural meeting’ and this restaurant is quite easy to find as it is only a stone’s throw from the Torres de Serranos in the historic centre. No frozen tourist trap stuff here! This is local product that is fresh […]

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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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    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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    ‘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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    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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    THAI RED CURRY WITH PUMPKIN AND COCONUT AT ‘LA OLA FRESCA’

    By Helen Westwater of ‘La Ola Fresca’ This month’s recipe, ‘Thai Red Curry with Pumpkin and Coconut’, is a little spice and a scent of some of the ‘Tapas Audaces’ we were serving in our ‘Gourmet Knights’ sessions with Alberto Corella in La Ola Fresca on Friday and Saturday nights. The recipe requires some ingredients […]

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    ‘MEXICAN-STYLE’ SLOW-COOKED MEAT IN SOFT TACOS (CARNITAS)

    What a crazy season! The weather in Valencia can be glamorous! Very perplexing was my dilemma, to write for warmer weather, or for colder? Over a Mexican feed one night, at home with family, it hit me, I would just write about all of it. Why not? Food brings us together, especially when we’re not […]

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