Valencia’s popular dish

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Seafood Paella

A Happy New Year one and all.  I hope 2016 brings everyone good health, peace and contentment.  I can hardly believe we are at the start of a new year already.  The weather has been simply amazing in our neck of the woods – it is January and not a snowflake in sight, although I must say it has gotten a lot colder compared to the unseasonably warm temperatures we experienced in December.  With the cooler weather brings comfort foods and today I present a seafood paella transporting you to Spain, where this dish gained its popularity.  Paella is known to have made its debut in the Valencia region of Spain back in the 1800’s; it combines both the Roman and Arabic cultures.   Historically paella was made with leftovers and depending on the particular region in Spain, seafood, chicken, chorizo and even rabbit were added to this rich one-pot dish.

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