• Alboraya Horchata Big Bang

    That’s Gold, darling! Horchata Series: Part I

    ‘That’s Gold, darling!’ he exclaimed upon tasting a sample of the drink. So…who am I talking about? What is he drinking? And why am I opening up my blog post with a Spanish quote? He is James I of Aragon (d. 1276),  who according to Valencian urban-legend*, was in a Spanish town called Alboraya **, for some reason… ***, when he came across an insanely delicious drink called ‘horchata’. And he clearly liked it! The English translation in it’s original Valencian is  ¡Açò és Or, xata!  Or, xata —– > orzata —- > horchata. I highly doubt my first horchata encounter will similarly become centuries-old lore**** , but I’m going to share it with you…