15th October 2016
Rice was historically introduced in Valencia from the 8th century along with Muslim culture. It was grown in the wetland around a lagoon located south of the city of Valencia. Later in the 18th Century rice farmers started to reclaim land from the lagoon. Earth moving works, labour on the rice fields and fishing were carried out by peasants who used to commute on latin-rigged sailing boats of Middle Eastern ultimate origin.
5th October 2016
What is referred to as Valencian Paella is a popular, non written recipe that is only followed in the city of Valencia and an area around it. Locals however see their way as the only way. Without entering the discussion, we offer the ingredients and a few hints on what Valencians treasure as their ensign dish, obtained from an experienced rice farmer and cook.