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  • Which paella pan is best?
    Enjoying paella by yourself, or with your family, is a rewarding experience, but which paella pan is best for your needs? There are several factors to consider, including the number of people you plan to cook for, and how your stove is designed. Some pans are strong enough to last for generations and may end …

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  • What is paella rice?
    What is paella rice? There are more than 40,000 kinds of grains considered rice currently in the world. All of them are a source of energy, strengthen the immune system, and help with digestion, with the advantage of being low in fat and rich in sodium, providing as well carbohydrates and proteins of vegetable origin. …

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  • What size paella pan should I get?
    When making paella, a paella pan in the right size is an essential tool. But what size paella pan should I get for the number of servings I am making? Unfortunately, this question raises more questions than it answers. What is clear, however, is that the number of servings, or ‘raciones’ as they are called …

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  • Valencia! City of paella, oranges, and fireworks
    Valencia, a beautiful, sunny city with a rich history. In this article, I will tell you more about this lovely Spanish city on the Mediterranean Sea. Valencia is, after Madrid and Barcelona, the third city of Spain and the center of paella, orange cultivation and fireworks. This, together with a pleasant Mediterranean climate, is Valencia …

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  • What is Paella?
    Almost everyone has heard of paella. However, hearing the name in passing does not mean you also know precisely what paella is or why so many people all over the world have heard of paella. In this post, we will discuss some of the main characteristics and customs associated with paella. Table of contents How …

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  • The authentic paella recipe
    What exactly is the authentic paella recipe? That’s what many people are wondering. When you order a paella in the tourist areas of Spain, you often get a ‘paella de marisco.’ This paella contains seafood and fish. A seafood paella looks beautiful and is a perfect crowd magnet on a nice and sunny terrace. In …

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  • Albufera, the cradle of paella rice
    There is a famous Valencian saying which says: ” The people of Valencia eat rice six times a week – on Sundays, they eat paella.” Rice is served almost daily in Valencia. Famous rice dishes are paella, arroz a banda, Arroz al Horno, Arroz negro and Arroz meloso. The variations are endless. So it is …

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  • Paella rice, these are the varieties
    Paella rice is an essential ingredient in the world famous rice dish, paella. Paella is renowned throughout the world, originating from the Valencia region, in the east of Spain. Nowadays, paella is eaten all over Spain and is becoming more and more popular in the rest of the world. Like many popular recipes, paella was …

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  • Paella traditions and Customs
    Mention cooking paella in front of a Valencian and you’ll have a friend right away. They’ll be happy to tell you what’s the best way to cook paella and with which ingredients you need. These traditions and authentic ingredients must be respected. If you deviate from it, it’ s no longer a real paella. Strict? …

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  • Paella, the origin, and development
    Although many people think that paella is eaten all over Spain, it has its origins in Valencia. Even today, Valencia is the city in which people are very proud of their paella. You’ll find it everywhere on the menu. Only with authentic ingredients, of course! Table of contents The origin of the word ‘paella.’ Snails …

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  • Eating paella in Sevilla
    Eating paella in Sevilla is not easy, but it is definitely possible! It is often thought that paella is a dish from all over Spain. This however is not the case. Paella is a dish that originated in the region of Valencia, on the east coast of Spain. Today the dish is still very popular …

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  • Eating paella in Barcelona
    While paella is a dish that has its origins in the region of Valencia, it is also possible to eat paella in Barcelona. Underneath you will find five restaurants in Barcelona specialized in rice dishes and paella. Would you like to eat a real authentic Paella Valenciana? You will probably not find it in Barcelona. …

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  • Where to eat paella in Valencia?
    Are you about to go on a trip to Valencia in Spain and do you want to eat paella in Valencia? If so, you are in the right place! Valencia is the paella capital in the world, and it is scattered with paella restaurants. This in contrast to cities like Barcelona and Sevilla. Here it …

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  • What is the best city to eat paella?
    Valencia, Spain, is without a doubt the best city to eat paella. Valencia is located on the eastern coast of Spain and is the paella capital in the world. Often people think that paella is a dish that is eaten throughout the whole of Spain, which is not the case. The roots and development of …

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  • How to cook paella rice?
    The question of how to cook paella rice is a legitimate one when you look at the cooking of most other types of rice. In almost every dish the rice is cooked in a pan of water, either with or without taste or color. Once the rice is cooked, it is added to the rest …

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  • Paella rice vs. Risotto rice
    Paella rice and Risotto rice… The climates in which they grow are very similar, one is not inferior in appearance to the other, and both types of rice are used in a Mediterranean single-pan dish. Even so, paella rice and risotto rice are not entirely the same thing. There are no such things as paella …

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  • Which fish to use for paella?
    There are many varieties of paella. There are varieties with meat, seafood or only vegetables. In addition to meat, seafood, and vegetables, fish is also a vital paella ingredient. When cooking fish paella, it is advisable to use a firm structured fish. The fish should be solid and not fall apart. Aside from the structure …

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  • Paella pan – Which one to buy?
    The paella pan, you can find it in many sorts and sizes. The size of the paella pan is linked to the number of paella servings you want to cook in it. In terms of size, we recommend the following: Paella Pan for 2: 14-inch / 36 cm. * Paella Pan for 3: 17-inch / …

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  • Chicken paella – How to cook it authentically?
    Chicken Paella or Paella de Pollo is an excellent alternative to the authentic Paella Valenciana. Especially if you don’t like the rabbit or when it is challenging to find rabbit meat. Paella with chicken can also be prepared authentically, although the dish may no longer be called Paella Valenciana. The recipe for Paella Valenciana is …

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  • How to cook seafood paella?
    Seafood paella, also known as Paella de Marisco, is probably the paella variety that appeals most to the imagination, especially outside Spain. Typical ingredients such as prawns, langoustines, clams, and squid give the paella a highly photogenic appearance. So how to prepare this popular paella variation by yourself – and also what does a paella …

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  • What time does it take to cook paella?
    Depending on which variety of paella you prepare, the time it takes to cook it takes between one and one and a half hour. You will have a deliciously fresh, homemade paella on the table at that time. When you start with a wood fire and add up the mis-en-place (preparatory work) then, of course, …

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  • How to cook paella?
    People often think making paella is complicated. There is also a prejudice that it is difficult to find the right ingredients. Both conclusions are not entirely correct. When you use the right equipment and good quality ingredients, paella cooking isn’t that difficult. Preparing paella in a frying pan Preparing paella in a frying pan is …

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  • How to reheat paella?
    Imagine that yesterday you made a delicious paella, and for some reason, today you have leftover paella. So what is the best way to reheat paella? Should you do it in the microwave, in a frying pan, or some other way? Store tightly covered in the refrigerator If you haven’t managed to empty the entire …

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  • How to preserve paella?
    Did you make a delicious fresh paella, but do you still have some paella left that you want to preserve? Then keep it covered in the fridge or the freezer. Preserving Paella If you eat paella and you have any portions left over. Then do not throw them away. It is a waste of all …

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  • How is paella being served?
    The way paella is served depends on the setting in which you are at that moment. At home during family events, in restaurants and takeaways, paella is served in its own way. Regardless of the setting, they have one thing in common. The paella is served in a paella pan. A paella pan is an …

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  • This is the best time to eat paella
    Have you ever wondered at what time you should eat paella when you are in Spain? And why is it that at one moment everyone is enjoying paella and at another moment it can’ t be ordered? Many people don’t know paella is a dish that is eaten during lunch. At night it is often …

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  • How to eat paella?
    Paella is food you eat together. There is a Spanish saying that says: “Cuantos mas seremos, mas reiremos.” The more we are, the more we will laugh! This attitude is certainly reflected in eating paella. In restaurants, things are mostly civilized, and the waiter acts like a referee. On private occasions, things are very different, …

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  • This is how authentic paella was born
    The first, primitive, forms of paella started in the tenth century. In this case, you could say that paella exists for more than a thousand years. However, it took until 1840 before the word ‘paella’ used in public for the first time. The authentic paella as we know it today was born in the nineteenth …

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  • Where does paella come from?
    As most people know, Spain is the land of paella. But many people do not know there are also large parts of Spain in which paella is not or barely eaten. In Spain paella is considered a regional dish of the Valencia region. The diversity of ‘paella country’ Spain Spain is located in the southwest …

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  • What gives paella its specific color?
    It is a beautiful face. A large freshly prepared paella with the contrasting colors of lobsters, mussels and the distinctive yellow rice. But what is it that gives paella its specific color? There are several ways to give paella a yellow color. The color is created by the combination of saffron, yellow colorant and the …

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  • What does paella taste like?
    Of course, the best way to discover the taste of paella is to go find some and taste it. Or even better, make your own paella! The ingredients and herbs determine the taste of paella Essential ingredients and herbs determine most of the flavor of any paella. All the ingredients are baked in the same …

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A passion for cooking, Spain, and Spanish cuisine. These passions, and the fact that my father-in-law is a real Valencian, are the things that brought me the love for paella. I’m Jeroen and I’m a real paella enthusiast. With this website, I want to share my passion and provide valuable information about this wonderful and delicious dish.

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