May 17 2013

Mediterranean

Valencian cuisine is based on the healthy Mediterranean diet, which are extracted the best natural products Orchard or sea, such as seafood, fruits and vegetables, or wine. All of it is an exaltation of exquisite and different textures and flavors. But, without doubt, the Valencia star is paella, a true national symbol. Although there are multiple dishes and recipes, rice is the absolute protagonist of the menus. But the Valencian rice goes far beyond a simple succession of monotonous paellas, since this is prepared in a myriad of ways. Many cooks argue that the original recipe of paella was made with chicken, snails and vegetables (Paella a la Valenciana), but there are many other ways to prepare it with very different ingredients. Most common paella is perhaps the Marinera, made with seafood, fish, vegetables and saffron.

If all this be added chicken, it would be a mixed Paella. Do even so, lifelong paella has diverged on many other dishes: arr? s do do do negre (rice with squid ink), arr? s amb fesols i naps (rice with beans and turnip), arr? s a banda (rice with seafood), arr? s amb bledes (rice with chard) or arr? s to the forn (baked rice). It is possible to make a special mention to the Fideu?, that is prepared just like paella, but using noodles instead of rice and adding garlic. In addition to rice, the Valencian cuisine has many other specialties such as the all-i-pebre (eels, garlic and pepper stew) d’anguiles, the esgarrat (roasted red pepper, cod and olive oil), the suc de peix (fish, olive oil, garlic, onion and parsley), and titaina (a recipe for vegetables, pine nuts, spices and tuna). The Valencian desserts are also varied and delicious, many of them inherited from the Moorish culture: Classic fritters of squash with chocolate, arnadi, made with canned pumpkin, Yam and other prized desserts almonds are the the rosegons, arrop i talladetes, or pastes made with extract of sweet potato or pumpkin. In addition, Valencia has the best oranges in the country, nationally famous and exported by all Spain. There are two typical drinks in the region: horchata, a refreshing drink extracted from plant chufa, and the water in Valencia, a combination of champagne and orange juice. In case outside little, can boast of its excellent selection of wines: red wine of Requena, Utiel and Campo de Lliria and white wine in the Alto Turia and the areas of mountains not that Valencia is certainly a great gastronomic capital. Discover what is cooked in its kitchen and rent apartments in Valencia to enjoy the best accommodation.