SLIDE SHOW: How Spain Eats at Home: A Lesson in Real Paella

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What makes a paella a paella is the pan in which it is cooked. But what makes a paella perfect is the flame it is cooked over. This is a gas diffuser, specially made for this purpose.

Maggie Schmitt learns from a friend's mother and explores Spain's gastronomic heritage in
How Spain Eats at Home: A Lesson in Real Paella .

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Maggie Schmitt is a freelance researcher and translator based in Madrid.  She is currently working on a book called The Gaza Kitchen with Laila El-Haddad. Learn more at

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