Got Paella?

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Happy Friday, y’all! Y’know, the calendar may say the first day of spring has come and gone, but it’s still too chilly in my neck of the woods.

For those not in the know, paella is a Valencian rice dish that originated in its modern form near lake Albufera, a lagoon in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain in the mid-19th century. There are many versions of paella; it may contain chicken, pork, shellfish, fish, eel, mussels, squid, beans, peas, artichokes, peppers and even land snails. Valencians on the Mediterranean coast made the seafood variety. Other key ingredients for paella include olive oil and saffron, the spice that gives the rice a golden color.

Well, dang. Now I’m hungry!

Take care,