Tuesday, March 27, 2012


The ultimate one-pot dish has to be paella. Rice, onions, red peppers, sausage, chicken and shrimp. All infused with the prized saffron, the queen of spices.

Paella, Valencians' national dish, originated in the country outside the city. It was the farmers who were the first to make this dish over an open fire in a flat pan. The main ingredient, of course, is rice. With many variations throughout Spain, you are sure to find something you enjoy in this dish. Perhaps, you like the rabbit, chicken, mussels or shrimp.

The best part of paella is the sharing. The prepared dish is always placed in the middle of dining table and eaten straight from the pan with a wooden spoon. Comer!

March 27th is National Spanish Paella Day

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