What's on? All you can eat Paella
When: Wednesday, 20th February
Where: Despada, 101 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
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Paella (Valencian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IPA_for_Catalan) and Spanish) is a Valencian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valencian_Community) rice (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice) dish that originated in its modern form in the mid-19th century near lake Albufera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albufera), a lagoon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagoon) in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain). Many non-Spaniards view paella as Spain's national dish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_dish), but most Spaniards consider it to be a regional Valencian dish. Valencians, in turn, regard paella as one of their identifying symbols.
There are three widely known types of paella: Valencian paella (Spanish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_language): paella valenciana), seafood paella (Spanish: paella de marisco) and mixed paella (Spanish: paella mixta), but there are many others as well. Valencian paella consists of white rice (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_rice), green vegetables (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_vegetables), meat (rabbit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit), chicken (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken), duck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_(food))), land snails (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_snail#Snails_as_human_food), beans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beans) and seasoning. Seafood paella replaces meat and snails with seafood and omits beans and green vegetables. Mixed paella is a free-style combination of meat, seafood, vegetables, and sometimes beans. Most paella chefs use calasparra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calasparra) or bomba rices for this dish. Other key ingredients include saffron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saffron) and olive oil (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_oil).