Gathering Gourmet Food in the Wilds of Spain

Natureand local food on all our trips

Deep in a dark,thick mountain pine forest you get that sort of silence that only nature can produce. The pine needle carpet  and the closely growing pine trees prevent light and sound from invading the depths of the silent pinewooded … Continue reading

Spain: Foodies’ Paradise and A Land of Quality Ingredients

In terms of great recipes and excellent food  the secret is in the raw materials. This is what any chef in the world will tell you. It is ,of course, true and this concept can be applied to  many walks … Continue reading

Traditional Food in Valencia, Spain

This post is about a classic Valencian dish and the accompaniments we had for our Saturday lunch this week. Agriculturally Valencia is the orange producing area of Spain but there is another crop which is important in this Mediterranean region … Continue reading

Saturday morning in Xativa: A Celebration of Valencian Traditions and History

Yesterday we ventured into Xativa to “almorzar”(the consuming of a mid morning sandwich snack accompanied by beer or wine,olives etc,this is very typical in the Valencia area) and to see some traditional dancing. Why was there music and  dancing on this … 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