Spain, Granada




One of my favourite aspects of travelling is being able to try food from around the world and Spain never disappoints. I was looking forward to traditional Spanish cuisine and on the top of my list, paella. Although paella is by and large considered one of Spain’s most emblematic dishes, it, in fact, originates from the region of Valencia, on the Eastern coast of the country. Irrigation systems first developed by the Romans improved throughout the centuries, leading to rice being a staple in the diet of the area by the 15th century. The origin of paella as we now know it is believed to be open-air meals cooked around the lake Albufera in Valencia, in which one of the main ingredients was water vole.