Paella!: Spectacular Rice Dishes From Spain by Penelope Casas

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  • oleisha on July 24, 2015

    After only cooking up a few of Ms. Casas' recipes I can fully recommend this book. Her comments on the origins of each recipe as well as the thorough instructions on preparations make this a joy to read and apply. Even her "Rice on Its Own" El Pegoli was excellent.

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  • Valencia's traditional paella (Paella a la Valenciana)

    • HalfSmoke on June 09, 2017

      Best paella I've cooked to date. Most paella recipes found online are 1) not authentic, and 2) lack in the details of method needed to achieve soccarat (i.e. nirvana). The instructions in this book and in this particularly recipe are spot on, as are the flavors. Highly recommended to cook the recipe as written, and on a grill.

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  • ISBN 10 0805056238
  • ISBN 13 9780805056235
  • Published Sep 23 1999
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 226
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Henry Holt & Company Inc
  • Imprint Henry Holt & Company Inc

Publishers Text

From the best-selling author of Tapas: The Little Dishes of Spain and The Foods and Wines of Spain.

Unless they have traveled to Spain, most Americans have never tasted a really good paella. What passes for paella at restaurants and even in cookbooks here is a pale imitation of the real thing, the vibrant Spanish rice dish that marries the robust flavors of olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, and pepper with short-grain rice, broth, and meat, fish, or vegetables. Penelope Casas is here to restore the glorious paella to its rightful place as a grain-based meal that will gratify the senses as well as be the centerpiece for easy, elegant entertaining.

Casas presents sixty different fascinating paellas, some traditional, some her own creation, showing how easily some of the preparation can be done ahead of time with supermarket ingredients. She includes a superior collection of tapas, the Spanish meal starters, two dozen simple desserts, and a handful of broths and sauces. Her passion for paella, her clear directions, and her creative pairings of fresh ingredients make this unusual cookbook a winner.

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