Monday, August 26, 2013

Paella

Paella typically is from Valencia, Spain, but you can find it all over the country.  These signs are posted outside many of the restaurants that are sprinkled through out the cities.  It takes well over half an hour to prepare a good paella, and alas, most of these are simply frozen and microwaved.  If a restaurant is serving this wide of an assortment of paella, they are not making it fresh.  Be advised.
We stayed at a bed and breakfast lodging, where we were offered the opportunity to have our hosts prepare dinner if we wanted.  After a long day of sightseeing, it was a welcome relief to know that dinner would be on the table when we requested it.  What a thrill to watch the preparation of paella in a Spanish kitchen.  Joaquin and Remedios, our hosts, were delighted to prepare paella for our group of 8.  While the kids were splashing in the pool, we were observing our own personal cooking class.

 

2 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh my, but does that look good. My daughter's partner inherited his grandmother's large paella pan last year and made paella for us last fall, oh it was a treat; so I can imagine how wonderful this one was after a busy day out and about.

Angela McRae said...

Oh my, what a huge pan! A friend of mine had a Spanish roommate whose paella I got to sample one time, and it was wonderful! Enjoyed the unusual mix of flavors.