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Paella cooking class in Valencia like a Valenciano


Paella is worldwide famous but it always tastes different in Valencia. If you want to learn about what makes paella from Valencia so special, do not simply taste it, but join this paella cooking class in Valencia! A local chef will guide you in all the processes to ensure you can cook paella back at home like valencianos do. The activity includes transportation to a typical country house near the Albufera, a place 100% connected with the spirit of local paella in Valencia


Paella originated in Valencia because the area produced rice. Today there are still rice fields near paella. Enjoy a great experience outside of the bustle of Valencia in a country house where orange trees grow.

- Experience paella as locals from Valencia do, not in a kitchen classroom, but in a country house

- Learn from a local chef while you cook paella in the same way locals from Valencia have prepared the dish for centuries

- Enjoy this international dish in a friendly atmosphere where you can get to know Spain the real way

- Enjoy other gastronomic surprises to complete the menu


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Paella originated in Valencia for good reasons. Paella was the food farmers would eat traditionally in country houses near Valencia. The local valencian writer Blasco Ibañez has described this type of live best.

Onions, tomatoes, beans, rice and meat composed the first paellas. Locals at that time would eat from the same pan, using their own spoons.
Since Valencia is so close to the coast, this farmland dish soon became a fishermen´s dish too.

During this paella cooking class in Valencia you will share this atmosphere where paella originated and get to understand better the origins, history, evolution, and today´s reality of this worldwide famous dish.

Paella is a very social dish and friends and family gather together whilst the paella is being cooked. They talk and drink and eat starters. Paella is a way of life for locals in Valencia and during this cooking lesson, you will get to grasp what it means for local Valenciano and understand better the meaning of this dish, which today is internationally known, and that on many occasions is offered as a tourist trap. This experience is the opposite of cheap low-quality paella at tourist restaurants. You will enjoy paella while cooking and sharing the passion and love locals from Valencia have for this dish.

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