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Top 7 Culinary Cities in the Mediterranean


Food & Drink  •  24 Aug, 2023  •  66,152 Views  •  ⭐ 1.5

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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The Mediterranean region is not just renowned for its mesmerizing landscapes, rich history, and temperate climate; it's also home to some of the world's most delectable cuisines. Drawing inspiration from a mix of European, African, and Middle Eastern influences, Mediterranean food is a celebration of flavour, fresh ingredients, and cultural diversity. Here, we explore the top 7 cities in the Mediterranean where food isn’t just a meal, but an experience.

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Valencia, Spain: Paella Perfection

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Nestled on the eastern coast of Spain, Valencia is often hailed as the birthplace of paella. However, it's not just about rice and saffron. The city offers a cornucopia of fresh produce from its local markets, and the ocean's bounty plays a significant role in Valencian cuisine. Don't miss out on horchata, a refreshing local drink, and fideuá, a noodle-based variant of paella.

Split, Croatia: Seafood Sensation

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With an enviable position on the Adriatic coast, Split is Croatia's culinary star. Indulge in fresh seafood dishes, from grilled fish to black risotto made with cuttlefish ink. Split’s bustling markets are a treat for foodies, offering local cheeses, smoked hams, and the famed Maraschino cherry liqueur.

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Palermo, Sicily: A Taste of the Island

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Sicilian cuisine is a rich tapestry of flavours, and its capital, Palermo, is the perfect place to dive in. Famous for its street food like arancini (rice balls) and Panelle (chickpea fritters), Palermo also offers dishes with Arab and North African influences. Don't leave without trying a cannoli or the refreshing granita.

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