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Tag Archives: Valencia

The Future of La Bobal

In 2013, Spanish winemaker, Juan Manuel Gonzalvo, presented me with my very first glass of Bobal at a wine tasting in Madrid. The wine was a monovarietal, picked from old vines, that showed an intensely potent fruit and flowery bouquet. The flavor was so vibrant and fruit-forward that I felt […]

Recipe: Valencian Paella

The Mediterranean Spanish province of Valencia is known as the home of paella, and though there are plenty of iterations of this dish that revolve around fruits of the sea, the true “Paella Valenciana” is all about the bounty of the land. Typical proteins include chicken, rabbit, and snails (feel […]

Friday Feature Photo: Gripping Tannins

Photographer: Albertina Torres Capture Date: October 12, 2013 Location: Caudete de las Fuentes, DO Utiel-Requena (Valencia-Spain) About: Albeit the odd “duck” of the grape family, the flesh and juice as well as the skin of Alicante Bouchet is dark red, teetering on black. These Teinturier variety grapes also include the Georgian grape, Saperavi - a […]

Cheese from Picos de Europa: Home of the Spanish Blues

Shared between three autonomous communities (Principado de Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León), the Picos de Europa mountain range towers above the north-western Spanish seaboard south of the Bay of Biscay. These mighty limestone mountains with steeply jagged peaks, deep cave formations and exuberant alpine forests are home to some […]

Friday Feature Photo: Gentle Spanish Hands

Photographer: Albertina Torres Capture Date: October 4, 2012 Location: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia-Spain) About: For her Spanish Notebooks project, Albertina was invited to share those special moments when food is being prepared. On that specific day, as Maria was cutting green peppers, the image reminded Albertina of an old painting worthy of capture. […]

Friday Feature Photo: Percebes from Valencia, Spain

Photographer: Olga Barmina Capture Date: February 2008 Location: Valencia, Spain About: In Portugal and Spain, Goose Barnacles are a widely consumed delicacy called percebes. Percebes are harvested off the northern coast of Spain, typically in Galicia. Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target […]