A Bloodthirsty Immoral Bunch? (No,not those Spanish politicians)The Borgias of Xativa!

The Borgias (Borjas in Valenciano) in general get a bad press. The first Borgia pope,Calixtus III, although favourable to his family was supposedly a very pious man. Not so  the second Pope Alejander VI and his children Jofre,Cesar,Juan and Lucrecia. … Continue reading

History,culture and local food in one of Valencia’s best hidden gems: Xativa.

Xativa is a town in the interior of the province of Valencia, fifty five kilometres southwest of the capital.Both beautiful and interesting,it sits at a geographical and historical crossroads just off the Valencia-Albacete road. Map of area View of Xativa Seo(Minster) It … Continue reading

My Spanish Mother-in-Law should be a Celebrity Chef

Long before I met my mother-in-law I was eating her cooking which came on a daily basis via various containers to my house. It’s a long story as to why this was so but the  bizarre thing  was that I … Continue reading