Author Jeff Koehler has quite nicely captured the magic and fun of Spain’s most cherished dish. Paella is quite literally a party in a pan and nothing starts the festivities better than this simple dish of rice, herbs, stock and assorted ingredients. Koehler primes his reader with the 4 basic elements to a successful paella; the pan, the rice, the sofrito and the liquid (stocks). With this information anyone can easily recreate the 16 or so main recipes he offers, and more importantly branch out and create your own.
The recipes in Paella reflect the simplicity and variety of this dish. Whether your preference is seafood, chicken, meat, vegetarian or a combination of all there is a paella for every taste, budget or occassion. What better way to celebrate summer’s bounty than with the Garden Vegetable Paella, and the WIld Mushroom Paella was a big hit at our table this fall. There is also a section of beyond the norm rice dishes from the Cazuela and Caldero regions. La Paella is interspersed with some lovely food shots and scenes of the Spanish markets and countryside. Tucked into a party-sized paella pan, what a great gift.
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