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 life 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.