Our instructor Carmen Trujillo, a native of Madrid, will be teaching how to cook a traditional Paella that includes chicken, calamari, shrimps, clams and mussels. You’ll help as we make this amazing Spanish classic national dish from start to finish. Paella is a Valencian rice dish with ancient roots, we will get some of the traditional techniques that can make it elusive to master at home. How do you get that wonderfully crusty bit of rice and keep the seafood from over cooking? All will be revealed!
When Carmen isn’t cooking or exploring her new barrio, she teaches Spanish at Panamerican Academy Charter School in Philadelphia. In her opinion, “it takes exactly the same time to order a pizza or heat a pre-cooked dish, than making a simple and tasty tapa. It is a healthier, fun and cheaper way to enjoy seasonal food”.