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Description: The Levant to many means the area around present day Lebanon but will, in culinary terms, most often mean the region of eastern Spain, lying on the Mediterranean coast between Catalonia and Andalucia and including Valencia, renowned for its paella. Irrigation systems were built by the Moors in the south of the region and these are still operative, the evidence visible in Murcia. Further north, as you fly into Valencia, looking down you will see mile upon mile of orange groves, other citrus fruits, rice paddies, almond and fig trees, date palms and vegetables. The rice, of course, became the staple food of the region and provide the basis for paella, as well as for other rice dishes using local produce such as eel from lakes, meat and fish, game and snails. Look out for the fideua if you are in the region.
|Map of part of the Levant, which spreads down to cover Murcia as well, with many thanks to http://www.map-of-spain.co.uk by Tourizm Maps &Copy; 2006||
Most frequent country: Spain
Most frequent region: Levant
See places: Spanish food and cuisine, Alicante, Valencia, Murcia
See foods and dishes: arroz a la levantina, calamares rellenos a la levantina, cordero a la levantina, fideua
Other web reference:
map-of-spain.co.uk by Tourizm Maps & Copy; 2006