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DON'S TRAVELS

LA TIENDA'S FOUNDER, DON HARRIS, REFLECTS ON THE FASCINATING CULTURE & CUISINE OF SPAIN

The Secrets of Authentic Valencian Paella

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The Secrets of Authentic Valencian Paella

Dear Friends of La Tienda,

Valencia is the hometown of paella, the festive rice dish cooked over open fire. Many would say it is Spain’s most famous meal. During the incredible Las Fallas celebration each March, the streets are full of revelers, and just about every street corner has a stand selling an inviting pan of paella.  

My first experience with Valencia was many years ago...

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The Land of 400 Cheeses

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The Land of 400 Cheeses

It seems that every valley and village in Spain has its own special cheese.

From the sunny Balearic Island of Menorca comes Mahón, a wonderfully creamy combination of cream from three distinct strains of cows. The rounded orange-rinded cheese is reminiscent of Dutch Gouda or Edam. On the northwest coast, milk from the cows of Celtic Galicia are made into traditional Tetilla, one of our most...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Galicia

Our family loves to journey to Galicia, a place where we can relax, enjoying life among cordial Celtic fisher folk and those who work the fields and tend the flocks. There is nothing quite like wandering the rias, or fjords, formed by mountain streams as they wend their way to the sea.

We love to drive along the lapping tidelands and the wave-pounded cliffs of Galicia. It is there,...

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The Byways of Galícia

ITINERARIES

The Byways of Galícia

Many people are unaware of this Celtic region in northwest Spain, north of Portugal. With bagpipes, rias / fjords and rolling green hills dotted with cows, Galícia reminds many people of Ireland. The Gallegos are distinct down-to-earth people. There is some evidence that the Celts of the British Isles migrated from this part of Spain. This compact itinerary we found very satisfying. We were in...

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