Oranges, typical fruit from Valencian Community
Oranges, typical fruit from Valencian Community

Valencian cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine as cooked in the Valencian Community, Spain. Its basic ingredients are vegetables, seafood and meat. It is famous worldwide for its rices, such as paella, and its citrus fruits. The cuisine of neighbouring regions have given and received important contributions from Valencian gastronomy, amongst them Balearic cuisine, Catalan cuisine, Aragonese cuisine, Manchego cuisine and Murcian cuisine.

Main dishes

A Valencian Paella
A Valencian Paella
Fideuà
Allioli sauce
Allioli sauce

Sauces

Sweets, apéritifs, desserts and drinks

Pumpkin Bunyols (Bunyols de carabassa)
Pumpkin Bunyols (Bunyols de carabassa)
Orxata and fartons
Mistelle glass
Mistelle glass

Wines and liquors

Valencian wines are also well-regarded, with three Protected Designation of Origin: Alicante, Utiel-Requena and Valencia. In Utiel-Requena, sparkling wine is made under the cava denomination. Meanwhile, muscat (known as "moscatell" also called "mistela") is produced in the Marina Alta (near Denia) under Alicante DO and also in Turís, Cheste, Godelleta and surroundings, under the Valencia DO.

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