Paella!

Spectacular Rice Dishes From Spain

Penelope Casas

Henry Holt and Co.

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From the best-selling author of Tapas: The Little Dishes of Spain and The Foods and Wines of Spain.

Unless they have traveled to spain, most Americans have never tasted a really good paella. What passes for paella at restaurants and even in cookbooks here is a pale imitation of the real thing, the vibrant Spanish rice dish that marries the robust flavors of olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, and pepper with short-grain rice, broth, and meat, fish, or vegetables. Penelope Casas is here to restore the glorious paella to its rightful place as a grain-based meal that will gratify the senses as well as be the centerpiece for easy, elegant entertaining.

Casas presents sixty different fascinating paellas, some traditional, some her own creation, showing how easily some of the preparation can be done ahead of time with supermarket ingredients. She includes a superior collection of tapas, the Spanish meal starters, two dozen simple desserts, and a handful of broths and sauces. Her passion for paella, her clear directions, and her creative pairings of fresh ingredients make this unusual cookbook a winner.

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Paella!
A Passion for PaellaValencia: Home of PaellaClearing Up a Few MisconceptionsTips for a Perfect PaellaA Few TricksPairing Spanish Wines with Paella 
Paella, among the best known and most beloved dishes in the world, has been my passion ever since I first tasted it in Spain over thirty years ago. And yet I have little enthusiasm for the paellas I have eaten outside of Spain. The horrors that have befallen this exquisite dish and the indignities it has suffered!Paella transforms rice, the sustenance of at least half of the world's population, into a brilliantly complex and exceedingly

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Penelope Casas

Penelope Casas is the author of three well-respected books on Spanish cuisine: !Delicioso! The Regional Cooking of Spain; Tapas, The Little Dishes of Spain; and The Foods and Wines of Spain. She lives near New York City.

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Paella!
Spectacular Rice Dishes From Spain
Penelope Casas

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
May 1999
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805056235
ISBN10: 0805056238
7 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 240 pages
$35.00

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Henry Holt and Co.
May 1999
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429998147
ISBN10: 1429998148
240 pages
$16.99
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