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World Paella Day in Valencia, Spain

To celebrate Spanish culture and culinary excellence, the city of Valencia in Spain will be celebrating World Paella Day. On this day, the city will be encouraging cooks from around the world to try their hand at creating paella, the iconic Spanish rice dish paella and local specialty. HOW TO COOK PAELLA On September 20, the people of Valencia, who normally guard …

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An authentic paella for two, after cooking lessons in Barcelona

Tonight, in Manila living a Travelife, someone came over for dinner. So I decided to make an authentic Spanish meal, with a British dessert to end. Last month in Barcelona, you see, I’d taken the time to take private lessons in Spanish cooking with a very well-regarded Catalan chef. Scroll down to read more… A …

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The remains of a paella. And one of the best roast pork I’ve had in a long time.

Yesterday, I invited five friends over for dinner, to make a merry party of six. I’d been away for so long, and I was hankering to try out my new paella burner that had stayed in its box since I’d bought it a few months ago. Scroll down to read more… FIVE FRIENDS BRINGING VERY …

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Flamenco, a Spanish gastronomic feast at the Marriott, and bumping into a model after you’ve just finished a plate of paella

Tonight I was at the Marriott Hotel to watch a flamenco show and to enjoy some fine Spanish food courtesy of Chef Victor Burgos. He flew all the way from Spain to wow local crowds with all kinds of culinary treats. Scroll down to read more… What an enjoyable show this was. It began with some …

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The best paella in Manila, in the home of Ambassador of Spain

Tonight I went to the residence of the Ambassador of Spain for a cocktail party he was hosting on the occasion of the National Day of Spain. This particular reception is always well attended and the Ambassador of Spain has a really beautiful house with lots of interesting artwork. THE PRESIDENT’S ON THE MANTELPIECE He …

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