World Paella Day 2023
Paella is a traditional Spanish dish that is known for its delicious flavor and versatility. It is a dish that has become famous all over the world, but did you know that there are many fun and curious things about paella that you may not know?
For starters, paella is actually a dish originating from the Valencia region of Spain. Although it is popular throughout the country, it is in Valencia where its place of origin is located. The Valencian paella is the original version of this dish, and is characterized by ingredients such as rice, garrofó (Valencian beans), chickpeas, beans, and chicken or rabbit.
Did you know that paella is a dish traditionally cooked outdoors? Paella is cooked in a large pan called a "paellera" that is placed over a wood fire. The idea is that the wood fire gives the rice a unique and special flavor. However, this does not mean that you cannot cook at home, there are special paella pans for cooking on the stove.
Another fun thing about paella is that there are many varieties of this dish. There are seafood, vegetable, meat, and even chocolate paellas! Yes, you read that right, there is a chocolate paella that is a delight for lovers of sweets.
Paella is also a very social dish, usually cooked in large quantities and shared among friends and family, it is an opportunity to come together and enjoy a delicious meal together.
In summary, paella is a fun and delicious dish with a rich history and varied versions. It is a delight for the senses, both for the palate and for the eyes. It does not matter if you are an expert in paella or if you have just discovered it, we are sure that you will enjoy every bite. Enjoy!
How many kinds of paellas are there?
There are several kinds of paella, but the best known are the Valencian paella, the seafood paella and the mixed paella. The Valencian paella is the original version and is characterized by ingredients such as rice, garrofó (Valencian beans), chickpeas, beans, and chicken or rabbit. The seafood paella is characterized by carrying shellfish such as shrimp, mussels, clams, etc. Mixed paella is a combination of meat and seafood.
When is Paella Day?
As for paella day, there is no specific day in the calendar for its celebration, but it is usually celebrated on different dates and places, on some occasions it is celebrated at different fairs or gastronomic events, but commonly the most used date is September 20.
The celebration of paella day is usually an opportunity to try and enjoy different varieties of paella, prepared by professional and amateur chefs. Paella contests are also often organized in which cooks compete for the title of best paella. Events are also often organized where the culture and history of this traditional Spanish dish is celebrated.
In short, paella day is an opportunity to enjoy this delicious dish, learn about its different varieties and celebrate the culture and history of this traditional Spanish dish.