Regional kitchen of the Costa del Azahar
Of course the Paella Valenciana is famous, but the Spanish cuisine is much more than a paella or tortilla. Take the Fideua, a variation on paella, but prepared with pasta instead of rice and seafood. Or the Langostinos de Vinaròs, a little bit sweeter than the normal prawns. And of course, there is always a choice of lovely fish dishes on the Mediterranean coast. Benicarló is famous for its ´Alcachofas´: artichokes. And throughout the region you will find orange orchards, olive groves and almond trees.
The nice thing about the Costa Azahar is that the mountains are always close by, which means you can eat meat, poultry, mushrooms and stews just a few steps from the coast where the keyword is 'seafood'. For example, Morella is famous for mushrooms and truffles. Or Teruel, also well known for truffles and, above all, the Jamon Serrano Ham that has almost the same famous reputation as the ham of Jabugo in the southern part of Spain. In short: there is no lack of variety as the sea and the mountains are so close!