Do you know what the typical dishes of Valencia are? And Spanish ones? Would you like to try them?
We will eat, drink, cook and prepare typical dishes of the Valencian cuisine. And we’ll do it while we learn Spanish.
Let’s talk about cooking, flavours, textures, pairing and combinations.
We are going to learn by cooking and eating.
This isn’t a cooking course, but you’re going to learn a lot. All our activities are designed to create an environment that allows us to learn and understand better what we saw earlier in the classroom.
Students are reminded that they must report any food allergies at all times for the guide or tutor to consider.
The tigernut milk is a refreshing drink (also consumed as a dessert), originally from Alboraya prepared with water, sugar and wet (or ground) tigernut milk, as well as ingredients that enhance its flavor, such as cinnamon and lemon.
And what are tigernuts? Tigernuts are small tubers, similar to the hazelnut, and comes from the roots of the “juncia avellanada”.
Chufa is an ancient culinary product that was already used in ancient Egypt.
Among its benefits stand out:
- It contains no phosphates or glucose and it is low in sodium.
- It is rich in vitamins C and E.
- It is a source of minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron and potassium.
- Contains antioxidants.
- Tigernut milk is an energy drink.
We will visit some of the most typical places of the Valencian countryside, the museum of the horchata and we will taste it in some of the typical horchaterías of Alboraya.
You are going to love it!
When you talk about sangria, you inmediately thinks of Spain, sunshine, summer and party. In Valencia we have it all.
Sangria is an alcoholic and refreshing drink, typical of Spain. It is made of wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener and some liqueur.
Everybody knows it so how about learning how to prepare this cocktail together.
It’s a fun practice that students Will enjoy.
Water from Valencia
Would you like to know what Valencia wáter is or How it is made?
The capital of the Turia has its own cocktail. It was first made in 1959 by Constante Gil at the Café Madrid in Valencia. For a decade the drink was known only by a small group of customers and it was not until the 1970s when it began to be known in the Valencian night.
The ingredients of Valencia water are:
- Natural orange juice
A non-alcoholic light version is also possible. Those students who wish to do so may participate in this practice.
You can learn how to make this famous cocktail. Another great experience to remember!
Chocolate with churros or fritters
Chocolate with churros or buñuelos is one of the things to do in Valencia at least once during your stay
What’s a churro?
It is a dough based on flour milk and sugar cooked in oil, usually sprinkled with sugar or bathed in chocolate.
What’s a buñuelo?
It is made of flour dough, oil, water or milk and egg fried in oil.
It is a moment of conviviality that we propose you around a good tray of these sweets of our region.
We will talk at length about current events or any other topic that comes up and we will deal with typical expressions of food.
Now that you know about this tradition are you in?
Paella have been prepared in so many ways and with the most exotic ingredients, but do you really know the real star dish of Valencian cuisine?
What is paella?
It means frying pan and refers to the container, wide and with handles, with which the recipe is made and which gives the dish its name.
What’s the recipe for the real paella?
This is a dish of humble origin, described for the first time in Spain in the Albufera area of Valencia. In its most traditional form, the typical ingredients are: chicken, rabbit and snails, accompanied by local vegetables.
How many types of paellas are there?
Many and every day more, but here are the best known that you can try in different restaurants in the area:
- Valencian Paella
- Meat Paella
- Seafood paella or marinera
- Mixed Paella
- Black Paella or Black Rice
- Vegetable Paella
- Rice a banda
- Lobster paella or rice with lobster
In our academy we think that the student’s instruction should be as complete as possibleand of course that includes gastronomy. We will try a paella and if the weather is good the students will cook their own paella.
Great activity, isn’t it?
One of the main features of Spanish gastronomy is the tapas. Tapas are small amounts of food served in bars to accompany a drink. In Spain it is very common to go for tapas: a tradition that consists of going from bar to bar with friends to eat and drink (usually beer or wine).
Then from bar to bar we will practice Spanish and the typical expressions of the area of tapas and bars.
Which tapas are most common in Valencia?
- Russian salad
- Potato omelette
- Garlic prawns
- Galician-style octopus
- Chorizo with cider
- Fried fish
Are you hungry? There are still many more! If you want to know more about these little pleasures of Spanish gastronomy, don’t miss our Spanish course in Valencia and above all the activities we offer.
Do you like wine? Do you want to go deeper into this exciting world?
Known for more than 8000 years in Asia Minor, humanity has long been producing different types of wines. It has been present in most cultures and Hispanic is one of them.
This activity will see and study everything related to enoculture. We will work on expressions and vocabulary, to complete the Spanish course, proper to wine, from its cultivation to its production.
We will engage in conversation by visiting wineries or wineries specialized in wines.
We recommend responsible consumption. In addition to not consume in case of taking the car or any other vehicle.
This activity is voluntary. For those who are not interested, alternatives activities will be proposed.
Spanish gastronomy is one of the most varied on the European continent and with the greatest recognition worldwide. The climate and the characteristic products of each province make their elaborations varied and of exquisite quality.
What are the characteristics of Spanish cuisine?
The tradition of Spanish cuisine has varied ancestry, although most Spanish dishes tend to have a humble origin and are the result, matured, of mixtures of ingredients made by poor peasants, farmers or shepherds, often using remains, or at least products from their own farms and orchards.
With these gastronomic practices we intend to teach the student the essence of our culture and at the same time it is a great way to enjoy the gastronomy.
- Potato omelette
- Stuffed peppers
- Rice broth with chicken
- Baked rice
- Vegetable stew
Would you like to repeat? This is “tasty” Spanish course.