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We’ve put together this guide to paella and will point you to places that serve up, in our opinion, the best paella in Valencia. Any visit to Valencia, Spain should include a sampling of their signature rice dish, paella. We have traveled to Valencia, Spain frequently, and thus we’ve sampled a lot of paella!  But …

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Tagliata di Manzo, or beef tagliata, is a simple but delicious dish served throughout Italy as a main course.  The dish consists of thinly sliced, grilled beef, typically seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices. The tender slices of beef are served on a bed of fresh arugula, topped with cherry tomatoes and shaved Parmesan Reggiano …

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When we visit any of our favorite tapas bars in Spain, one of my go-to choices is Spanish Meatballs (in Spanish, albondigas). Albondigas Tapas are similar to Italian meatballs, but the Spanish meatballs are smaller (about 1 inch in diameter). They are meant to be appetizer or snack portions and are often eaten with a …

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Anyone who spends any time on our blog knows that we often pick our travel destinations based on food. It is also easy to determine that taking food tours and cooking classes are some of our favorite things to do.   One of our best-loved foodie destinations, and one of the first trips we ever took …

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Molcajete Salsa Verde (green salsa) is a tangy, bright salsa that is quite different from traditional tomato salsas. Making it using a molcajete, a traditional Central American mortar and pestle made from lava rock, imparts additional flavor and texture.  The green color (verde) of the salsa derives from the use of tomatillos rather than the …

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With the amount of time we spend in Mexico, we are familiar with all things tequila, including the ubiquitous margarita. While the traditional lime version is still a favorite, we sometimes like to branch out. Strawberry, mango, and other fruit flavors are pretty easy to find in most restaurants and bars, often served frozen. They …

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