Cookies! They are not just something we eat.
Learn to make a Spanish classic, the Valencian paella
Private, one-on-one online instruction with a fun Spaniard
Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Almeria, 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!
Juan prefers not to host more than 3 guests at a time in order to provide personalized attention to each - there are 4 or more of you, he might suggest splitting into two groups.
WHAT WILL YOU COOK TOGETHER:
Traditional Valencian paella
2 cups (450 g) round rice (arroz redonda) or other short grain rice, if not available you can substitute with Arborio or medium grain rice
4 cups water or broth (use the same cup measure for rice and water in a 1:2 ratio)
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1/2 cup (100 g) tomatoes, peeled and crushed
1 lb (500 g) chicken, skinless, cut into 6 pieces (dark meat chicken like thighs recommended for more developed flavor, if using chicken breasts, substitute chicken or vegetable broth for water to add flavor)
3/4 lb (300 g) rabbit, cut into 4 pieces (or your choice of shellfish)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp saffron threads (or yellow food coloring if not available)
1/3 lb (150 g) green beans, cut into 1” lengths
Salt to taste
About your host
Born in Valencia, the hometown of paella, Juan is passionate about showcasing the region's rice dishes, paella being one of them and the most popular! He teaches what is often referred to as the original paella, a savory dish of short-grain rice cooked alongside chicken, rabbit and green beans. Juan has been cooking his whole life ever since he graduated from university. When living the bachelor life, he missed home cooking and learned to cook by asking his mother how to cook traditional Spanish dishes that he grew up eating. He worked as a civil servant in Madrid. After retiring, he moved to Almeria to be closer to his wife’s family. He and his wife live in an apartment that is a two-minute walk to the beach. He is enjoying the retired life - golfing, cooking and sharing home-cooked meals with friends and family.
$25 initial guest
+ $15 each additional screen
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!