Since 2018, there’s a World Paella Day, not only ideal for Valencians to celebrate but also for every lover of this delicious dish.
It’s also a great opportunity to learn how to cook a true Valencian paella: no, no shrimp! Original paella features ingredients such as rice, chicken and sometimes rabbit, but no fish (paella with fish and chicken is usually called “paella mixta”, mixed paella, but people from Valencia will still tell you that it’s sacrilege). Not to mention famous chefs like Jamie Oliver adding Spanish chorizo as an ingredient! Things like that end up being trending topics on Twitter, with angry Valencians referring to them as “rice with things”.