Valencian food guide – what to eat and drink in Valencia

Valencian food guide – what to eat and drink in Valencia

Valencia, the birthplace of traditional paella, is no stranger to culinary fame. Spain’s third largest city is a magnet for foodies and in recent years has established itself as a city of culinary innovation and renowned chefs. We couldn’t wait to get stuck into some typical Valencian food when we visited last year.

 

Valencian food on shop counter, prawns fishValencian Food

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The best restaurants in Ios, Greece

The best restaurants in Ios, Greece

Ios, in the Cyclades, is the perfect Greek island for all kinds of traveller. It’s great for couples, for party people and for those wanting to kick back and relax in the sunshine. Whatever kind of traveller you are you’ll be wanting to indulge in some wonderful Greek cuisine during your trip. With that in mind I wanted to share some of my favourite restaurants in Ios.

 

Restaurants in Ios, Greece

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Südsteiermark, Austria | the South Styrian Wine Road

Südsteiermark, Austria | the South Styrian Wine Road

A culinary journey in Südsteiermark brings exquisite wine, authentic Austrian food and traditional family-owned taverns with stunning views of luscious landscapes. All good reasons why food and wine lovers will be tempted to tread the South Styria Wine Road.

südsteirische weinstrasse

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Gourmet Skiing in Alta Badia

Gourmet Skiing in Alta Badia

Alta Badia in Italy presents skiers with a delicious dilemma. Each season the culinary festival ‘A Taste for Skiing’ dishes up 130 km of beautifully groomed pistes paired with first class chefs, gourmet food and excellent Tyrolean wines. With ten mountain huts taking part and activities like ‘Breakfast with Powder Snow’ and ‘Sommeliers on the Slopes’, snow-goers are spoilt for choice. After a few days of eat, ski, repeat bigger ski pants may be required.

 

plate of food on the snowAlta Badia Org | Photo: Freddy Planinschek

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Travel with Taste and Travelsphere Holidays

Travel with Taste and Travelsphere Holidays

Gelato in Italy, Pad Thai in Thailand, a bowl of Biryani and a side of samosas in India. Travel and food go hand in hand so it made perfect sense that Travelsphere sponsored the Big Kitchen at this summer’s BBC Good Food Show.

I went along for a day of culinary adventure and left the show dreaming of the flavours of Italy. Imagine langoustines straight from the Mediterranean Sea cooked in a creamy risotto followed by a tart made with lemons plucked from fragrant Amalfi lemon groves. Travelsphere believe that feasting on local specialities is an incredible way to explore a destination. I couldn’t agree more.

 

Penny Smith and Hairy Bikers

Penny Smith and the Hairy Bikers

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