Foodie Heaven in Benidorm, Spain

Author: , March 4th, 2013

Benidorm GastronomyLooking for some fun in the son, along with some great cuisine? Check out Pink News’ new review of Benidorm, Spain, a culinary paradise:

Look past the inevitable pizzas and fastfood you find in every resort, and you will see the rich gastronomic variety of the Valencia region, renowned as one of the finest in Spain and it’s easy to see why. There are so many historic influences on the traditional cuisine from the invading Moors and the seafaring spice merchants to the fishing and agricultural heritage of the area. Paella was born here, in all it’s many forms, and the excellent range of local rice dishes form the basis of a number of speciality paellas to tempt the taste buds.

They also have the skinny on a bunch of upcoming culinary events:

The first event in March is a week-long local event promoting the ‘cuchara’ or food you literally eat on spoons, such as soups, stews and rice dishes. Several restaurants in the resort will create special keenly priced menus to showcase regional dishes. This is closely followed in mid April by the Tapas & Pinchos competition which encourages local restaurants and some of the region’s best chefs to create the most imaginative dishes to present to a panel of exacting judges and ends with a festival celebrating the rice dishes of the region in October.

Check out the full article here.

Click here for gay travel resources in Comunidad Valencia.

 

Denmark: Copenhagen Experiences a Gastronomic Renaissance

Author: , March 21st, 2012

Copenhagen GastronomyIt’s completely understandable that Denmark has long held a fascination for so many gay people. After all, it was Denmark that gave us modern home design. (Where would “Mad Men” be without Danish contemporary furniture? And, really, could any of us endure our apartments furnished in American colonial?)

Furthermore, Denmark was the first country in the world to legalize civil unions in 1989 – as well as the country where the first widely-known “sex change” was performed in 1952. For gay people of a certain age, transsexual Christine Jorgensen made Denmark look like a bastion of openness and tolerance during a time when the US was pursuing a witch-hunt on gay people in American society. And Denmark was also the first country in the world to legalize pornography – in 1969. And, by the spring of 2012, Denmark is expected to legalize same-sex marriage.

And where would ballet be without the Danes? Much of the reputation of American ballet companies – and specifically the New York City Ballet – rests on the shoulders of those tall and elegant Danish ballet dancers.

Full Story from Edge Boston

Click here for gay wedding resources in Denmark.

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