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Learn the history, traditions, and facts about some of the ingredients typically used in Spanish cuisine and a key to Real Paella. For additional information:

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A Taste of Valencia, Spain Comes to the Emerald Coast at Real Paella

By Susan Benton

Just like many argue about what ingredients constitute the best Cajun versus Creole Gumbo, paella aficionados in the know are often in dispute about what to use in Spain’s most authentic dish, as the ways of making paella are as many and varied as the people who cook it.

My money is on Juan Ten, the man with the pan, who was born in his parents (Salvador and Lola’s) native Valencia, raised in Madrid, has a thriving Real Paella business in Tallahassee, and is now residing part time in South Walton to bring his family recipes, passed down from generations before him, to the Emerald Coast. … Read MoreA Taste of Valencia, Spain Comes to the Emerald Coast at Real Paella

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Tallahassee’s Real Paella Offers Authentic Spanish Cuisine

Restaurant Reviews, Recipes and Ramblings from Debi Lander

Spanish paella is a traditional dish made from a mixture of seafood and saffron infused rice, cooked in a flat, round pan. Living in St. Augustine, Florida’s Spanish founded in 1565, I am lucky to find it locally. But, when I visited the state capitol of Tallahassee, I discovered paella to beat all others. My meal from Real Paella was served on the grounds of the historic Spanish Mission San Luis. … Read MoreTallahassee’s Real Paella Offers Authentic Spanish Cuisine

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Paella

(pronounced: “pah-EH-yuh”) A saffron-flavored Spanish dish made with varying combinations of rice, vegetables, meat, chicken, or seafood traditionally eaten on Sunday.

Initially the consumption of rice in Valencia was limited to its use in the form of flour or semolina. In the XVIth century baked rice in a clay pot was already consumed in Valencia , by the XVIIIth century, there is already documentation of the dish known as paella. … Read MorePaella

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Olive Oil

Spain has approximately 1,800 factories dedicated to the production of virgin olive oil (half of which are located in Andalucia) and 308 million olive trees(185 million in Andalucia), and produces 830,000 tons of olive oil annually, around 34 percent of the world production. That makes Spain the main producing country of olive oil in the world.

The province of Jaen in general, and the city of Martos in particular, claims to be the “World Capital of Olive Oil” as the largest producer of olive oil in the world. … Read MoreOlive Oil