Camino Talks with Blanca Valencia – Food of the Camino Frances



Written by Caitlin

Blanca Valencia joins us on this episode of Camino Talks to discuss the food of the Camino Frances. The most popular Camino route, the Camino Frances is a treat for pilgrims. The diversity of food in Spain is fantastic as you pass through four regions – Navarra, La Rioja, Castile and León, and Galicia.

food regions of the Camino Frances

We walk through the different food regions and Blanca tells us about the highlights of each and dishes you just can’t miss. From the unique and delicious sweet treats sold by nuns in convents to freshly charred peppers, the French Way is sure to delight every palate.

Whether you have time to do the whole Camino Frances or just one or two of the eight sections, the food of the Camino Frances is definitely a highlight that you can’t miss.

Blanca is a cook and specialist in Spanish gastronomy. Her wide foodie experience includes working on Books for Cooks and as a specialty food importer in Chicago. She also collaborates with the Spanish Commercial Office in Dublin and New York.

Her incredible knowledge of Spanish food combines cooking, history, economy, art and culture. She has presented various gastronomy series at the Instituto Cervantes in Chicago and Dublin. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Gastronomy at TUD and is co-host of Spice Bags podcast, a podcast about Irish food from an international perspective.

Follow her on Instagram for gorgeous food and travel photos: @blancsvalencia

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Originally published on 1st July 2021

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