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Old 11-02-2019, 03:42 PM   #1
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Top 5 Scary Paellas - The nightmare continues

Although we left Halloween behind, for us Spanish, there is always a reason to be scared when we see the images of paellas all around the world.

I have a post almost ready to talk about the big differences between paellas made in Spain for Spanish and the rest. It doesn’t matter if they are tagged as “authentic”, “traditional”, “real” or “Spanish”, most of the paella recipes you can find in English are bulls... fake. Honestly.

However, in the meantime, today I’m gonna share what it made me scare last Halloween.

Paella is not just rice with something else, it is far more than this.


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Old 11-02-2019, 04:54 PM   #2
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When I adapt an "authentic" recipe, because I prefer different ingredients, I try to make sure I don't use the "authentic" name of the dish.

Disclaimer: My experiences may not be as someone else might think correct.. Life goes on..
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:11 PM   #3
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It seems inevitable as people move around the world, that recipes hange -- not always for the better.

My family came to the US from Torino, Italy, as did many, many Italians 100 years ago. Now we have two kinds of Italian foods here, original and "Immigrant Italian." I like them both, but they are not exactly the same.

A lot of it happened because of what was abundant in the US vs Italy. I'm guessing the same thing happened to Spanish food, like Paella.

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Old 11-04-2019, 03:10 PM   #4
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paella with watermelon slices? lolol
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:06 PM   #5
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"Authentic" or not, I sure don't see anything there I wouldn't be happy to eat. Thanks for the interesting pictures Paellator.
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:09 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Janet H View Post
paella with watermelon slices? lolol
I thought those were watermelon radishes.
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