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Have paella, will travel: Caterer specializes in authentic Spanish dish


Growing up in Valencia, Spain, Juan Ten ate paella twice a week. He still makes the Spanish rice dish today β€” just a bit more expansively.

He now operates Real Paella Catering, a Tallahassee-based catering service that serves fresh, authentic paella. They can bring the completed paella or cook the dish onsite at gatherings to serve up to 1,000 people. … Read MoreHave paella, will travel: Caterer specializes in authentic Spanish dish

saffron real paella catering


The word saffron derives from the Arab word zafaran, meaning yellow, and it was mentioned as far back as 1500 b.c. in many classical writings, as well as in the Bible. Further derivations come from the Old French safran, Medieval Latin safranum, and Middle English safroun.

Saffron is harvested from the fall-flowering plant Crocus sativus, a member of the Iris family. It is native to Asia Minor, where it has been cultivated for thousands of years to be used in medicines, perfumes, dyes, and as a wonderful flavoring for foods and beverages. … Read MoreAzafran

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Queso Manchego

This historic cheese is named for the Spanish region of La Mancha, also home of Don Quixote. Made of pasteurized sheep’s milk, it has a black gray or buff colored rind with a crosshatch pattern. The interior ranges from stark white to yellow, depending on age. … Read MoreQueso Manchego

Chorizo served by Real Paella Catering


This is Spain’s traditional sausage, seasoned with paprika and garlic.

Chorizo seems to have its origins in the Catalan xoriΓ§o. There are seventeen officially recognized varieties of in Catalonia. It is usually made from lean pork (Iberian pig), garlic, paprika, red bell peppers, and red chile pepper flakes. … Read MoreChorizo

sangria real paella catering


It normally has red wine, brandy, and fruit. However, it can be made in just about any style you can imagine. You can make Sangria with white wine and even Champagne!

From its humble roots in Spain, Sangria has grown to become a popular, refreshing party drink around the world. In the US, Sangria was first tasted at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The Spanish World area served this fruity wine punch to its visitors, and history was made! … Read MoreSangria

Paprika real paella catering


Paprika is made from dried and ground chile peppers, capsicum annuum, which originated in southern Mexico.
Capsicum is a member of the nightshade family which also includes potatoes and tomatoes.

Christopher Columbus is credited with bringing the chile to Europe. Aristocrats originally cultivated capsicum as ornamental plants until eventually their culinary value was recognized. … Read MorePimenton

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