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

Fairy Tale Living in Spanish Paradores

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Fairy Tale Living in Spanish Paradores

Imagine walking up the narrow cobblestone streets of an ancient Spanish village. As you reach the top of the hill, you see a medieval castle straight out of a fairy tale. Then it hits you – this is my castle – my hotel room is right there in the tower!

Spain boasts over 90 Parador hotels, many of them situated in restored castles, palaces and ancient monasteries. They are all tastefully...

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The Secrets of Spanish Paella

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The Secrets of Spanish Paella

The authenticity of paella is gauged by the community it builds. What better way to enjoy time with your friends than to sit around the communal paella and share it together? Is that not what life is all about?

Paella originated in the countryside long ago. Farmhands made a fire in fields at lunchtime and simmered the local short grained rice in a flat pan. They added whatever edibles were...

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REGIONS OF SPAIN

Valencia

The varieties of experiences we have enjoyed in the Community of Valencia are amazing. Probably the most well known event occurs every March when the people of Valencia produce an astonishingly loud celebration called Las Fallas, complete with burning images, ear-shattering fireworks, along with toasty buñuelos, or churros and chocolate, always the contrast that is typical of Spanish culture.

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A Romanesque Pyrenees Experience

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A Romanesque Pyrenees Experience

This area of Spain contains an amazing treasury of art and architecture, some of which stretches back over a thousand years. It has been relatively untouched because the areas of interest are largely valleys nestled in the foothills of the rugged Pyrenees. The roads are winding and difficult to navigate in the winter contributing to a place minimally touched by modern life. Romanesque architecture...

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