The Science behind Horchata

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2017/08/23 11:37:01 (permalink)
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    Re: The Science behind Horchata 2017/08/24 12:40:24 (permalink)
    I have always loved this drink but did not realize it originated in Spain.
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    Re: The Science behind Horchata 2017/08/24 13:21:26 (permalink)
    I drank it by the gallon when I lived in Texas. You can't find it in New Orleans.
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    Re: The Science behind Horchata 2017/12/05 22:21:41 (permalink)
    I have to look for one here in CA. 
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    Re: The Science behind Horchata 2017/12/06 00:58:11 (permalink)
    Rohan, Horchata can be found in a lot of the Mexican fast food places, but not the sit down restaurants.  Also try Tamarindo for a sweet, tart drink.
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    Re: The Science behind Horchata 2017/12/06 09:34:21 (permalink)
    NYPIzzaNut
    I have always loved this drink but did not realize it originated in Spain.



    One of the more delightful vacations I had was to Alboraya, Spain, on the outskirts of Valencia.   I've always liked a Mexican horchata, but a proper Valencian horchata de chufa was truly sublime, having a nuttiness almost almond-like.
     
    The place across the street (on Avenida de la Horchata, no less), Horchata Daniel, was a splendid horchateria.   I could go over, sit back, and enjoy any number of horchata-based beverages (my favorite being the flotaor, blended frozen horchata with a scoop of ice cream on top), while looking at works of Dali (Salvador Dali was a regular there). 
     
    Alas, while I've found a handful of places in the US that use chufa for their horchata, it's still not the same.   Surprising, since I was watching them make it at Daniel and the ingredients were literally nothing but chufa, water, and sugar.
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    Re: The Science behind Horchata 2017/12/07 01:24:27 (permalink)
    mar52
    Rohan, Horchata can be found in a lot of the Mexican fast food places, but not the sit down restaurants.  Also try Tamarindo for a sweet, tart drink.


    Noted, now I can narrow down the places I need to check. Thanks!
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