Saffron, The Healthy Flavour Enhancer in Paella; VÍ Vid Reports From the Marina Beach Club.

  Monday, 17 June we were invited to a masterclass organised by Wikipaella, DO Azafran La Mancha, Paco Alonso and with Raul Cob (Chef at Cap I Casal) and Juan  Carlos Galbis, at the Marina Beach Club, who were to cook a traditional Valencian Paella. This was not a random `jolly´, but rather a serious event at which the message was put across about correctly selecting ingredients for the emblematic dish of the region and how by returning to their correct use []

Bodegas Les Freses. VÍ Vid Visits and Reports from Jesus Pobre

Les Freses sits under the mountain of Montgo, overlooking the sea. During the night the humidity levels are immense and in the morning the vineyards and the vines are bathed in moisture which is retained in the soils. During the afternoon the breezes dry them out again keeping them healthy and free from mildew. Historically winemaking has been carbon dated to 7 centuries before Christ in the nearby archeological site of L`Alt de Benimaquia, one of the first Iberian peoples settlements and []

5º Concurso Arroz del Senyoret; VÍ Vid reports from the Ciudad de Bétera.

Monday 4 March saw the Valencian Gastronomy competitions move on to Bétera and specifically Evenser Restauración on Mas Camarena. This restaurant set in the pine trees near the Technological park serves as both the restaurant for the gated housing estate and for many of the industrial and technological companies in the buildings alongside the CV35 heading West out of Valencia. This concurso saw 11 restaurants take part in one of the favourite events of the year. This seafood rice dish is named []