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Learn to make Seafood Paella and Sangria in a private online class!

5.0 (1 Review)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English, Spanish or Catalan

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Your host Josh
Get transported to Catalonia as you experience the food and culture of the region with your host Josh who is a wealth of knowledge about the region and its cuisine. Josh grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to Spain in 2002 to improve his Spanish. He ended up moving there permanently because he fell in love with the country's language and culture. He translated and interpreted for a while before realizing his passion for food. Josh first started cooking in his childhood, exploring spices and different ingredients. He then learned about different ways of cooking in Spain and appreciated relying on quality of ingredients to make amazing flavors. He loved the shift from depending on spices to using time and careful preparation of the best, freshest ingredients to create incredible meals. He loves the variety of fresh seafood available in Spain and learned from friends' grandmothers and fathers, learning their favorite family recipes. Josh opened up a cooking studio a few years ago to teach travelers about the region's amazing ingredients and to communicate what he loves about the area's local history and food culture through a shared food experience. Josh is also a percussionist in band and he will be happy to share his favorite local music recommendations (and even play them on the sound system)! Your class starts with chopping up fruit to prepare the sangria, the perfect way to start your experience! Then, Josh will take you through the step-by-step stages of preparing the seafood for your paella. Learn some of Josh's favorite basic culinary tips, like how to make flavorful fish stock using local rock fish.

Highlights
  • Learn to make a refreshing white wine sangria and seafood paella from an expert
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Barcelona resident
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Barcelona, Spain (GMT+2))
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Travel from your own home and learn Spanish culinary traditions!
  • You will need a large paella pan or the largest frying pan you have, a stock pot, cheese grater and and a large pitcher
What will you cook together
  • Seafood paella, a classic Spanish rice dish packed with seafood and loaded with flavor
  • White wine sangria, a popular Iberian beverage made with white wine and chopped fruit
Ingredients
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  • 6 cups (1.5 l) fish stock
  • 1 lb (500 g) squid or cuttlefish, chopped
  • 1-2 large prawns/shrimp (with the head on if possible)
  • Clams (2-3 per person)
  • Mussels (2-3 per person)
  • 1.6 cups (400 g) paella rice, a round-grain rice or Arborio, a risotto rice
  • 2-3 fresh tomatoes, grated or chopped
  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika or smoked paprika
  • A few threads (.25 g) saffron
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Splash of white wine
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges, 1 sliced and 1 juiced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 peach, thinly sliced
  • 1 kiwi, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 shots liquor (rum, brandy or vodka)
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1 small bottle lemon soda or club soda
  • Ice cubes

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Online Class Reviews
5.0 (1 Review)
Audrey Tornblom 6 September 2020
"So delicious, so fun! We plan to take another one of Josh’s courses in the future. His knowledge went far beyond his impeccable chef skills: I feel like we got a mini history & cultural lesson, as well! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks, Josh!"
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HOW IT WORKS
  • Submit a request and get connected with your host
  • Pay invoice sent to your email and receive confirmation details and class link
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event