Its been eaten in latin america for hundreds of years but I read on the internet that paella was discovered in spain in the 19the century, That just sounds too weird. Ive eaten lots of rice in latin america that resembles "Paella" as if it couldnt be anything more original.
I made a 'Paella' for a Valencian friend the other day, who indignantly told me that it wasn't a Paella that I La Paella - Los Amadores* - 16 Latin American Favorites cooked, but Chicken and rice.
The point being that a Valencian would tell you in painful detail that a Paella HAS TO use the correct type of rice, be cooked outside over Orange wood, use the right type of stock and saffron etc A rice dish using many or all of the same ingredients may very well have been cooked in Latin America for centuries, but it wouldn't have been a 'Paella'. If you want to look at Latin American influence, it has peppers in it Peppers Маленькая Балерина - Александр Вертинский - Александр Вертинский from the New World.
There are many dishes in the world that have rice as their main ingredient. That doesn't make Paella Latin American. I've had it in New Mexico as well Rice is not native to the Americas but was introduced to Latin America A Man - Alanis Morissette - Under Rug Swept the Caribbean by European colonizers at an early date with Spanish colonizers introducing Asian rice to Mexico in the s at Veracruz and the Portuguese and their African slaves introducing it at about the same time to Colonial Brazil.
Since rice is not native to the Americas, I don't see how Paella could be a native americans food. The word 'paella' comes from a Valencian word for the kind of frying pan that the dish is prepared in. Stock up on winter home essentials. Get your last minute gifts! More holiday gift inspiration. Much like tortillas? Tortillas didnt exist in europe until corn was discovered in latin america. Doesnt paella have latin american Influence?
Its more like an adopted food towards europe right? Answer Save. And good luck in trying to convince a Valeniano of this Paella originated in Spain, not Latin America! Uhhhhhhhhhh, no. It originated on the beaches of Valencia, cooked over an open fire. It wasn't "discovered". It La Paella - Los Amadores* - 16 Latin American Favorites developed. But rice didn't enter the New World until the Europeans brought it there. Bertuccio Lv 6. How do you think about the answers?
You can sign in to vote the answer. Nope - it's point of origin is strictly Spain - Valencia to be specific. I'm pretty sure it was made first in places like Spain and Portugal. Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.
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