Local take on regional dish in Valencia

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PAELLA DAY: Francesc Colomer and Luis Morant Photo credit: Alfaz town hall

TOURISM councillor Luis Morant celebrated World Paella Day in the world’s paella capital, Valencia City.

He was there as a member of the team this are working to have paella declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage and took part in a round table discussion that included the Generalitat’s Tourism chief, Francesc Colomer.

Alfaz’s own paella celebration is scheduled for this Sunday, September 29 when members of the town’s numerous non-Spanish groups and associations compete to decide who can make the best paella.

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In some cases they will giving their own take on the dish which records annual internet searches of 8 million, making it the planet’s fourth most-important dish.

The day starts at 12 noon at the pool area of Alfaz’s municipal sports complex and continues until 5pm.


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