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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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Champiñones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushroom Tapas) are a wonderful addition to any appetizer or tapas menu! Since spending time in Spain, we have become quite enamored with tapas. Spanish Tapas are small dishes or little appetizers often served alongside a glass of wine or sangria.  Enjoying tapas with friends is a great way to unwind …

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Chorizo in Red Wine is one of my favorite Spanish tapas dishes. The rich red wine sauce complements the spicy, smoky chorizo sausage. If you aren’t familiar, tapas refers to small Spanish appetizers served as either a snack or combined together as a full meal, often shared with others.  Below we have a link to …

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The key to this creamy pasta dish is using a small rice shaped pasta to be mixed together with creamy tzatziki sauce. The feta cheese adds another dimension of flavor. We also included some mayonnaise and crunchy vegetables for extra texture and flavor, and topped it off with lemon zest. This light refreshing pasta salad …

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If you have ever been to Spain, you are likely well acquainted with a Spanish Tortilla, or Tortilla Española. The dish can be found on most restaurant menus, as well as in supermarkets and homes throughout Spain.  Tortilla Española is a dish made with thinly sliced potatoes and onions, slowly cooked in olive oil, then …

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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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Amaretti Biscuits (soft Amaretti Cookies) are an Italian dessert made with almond flour and Amaretto Liqueur. Amaretto Liqueur is made with apricot pits and, frequently, almonds. It has a slightly bitter taste and  a distinct almond scent. Amaretto helps give the Amaretti Biscuits a strong pleasant nutty almond flavor. Some recipes substitute almond extract for …

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