World Paella Day is a recognition of the most universal plate of Spanish gastronomy. A day in which the Valencians share our great dish with the rest of the world to celebrate, beyond recipes and ingredients, the internationality of the paella. A meal of humble Valencian origin that has transcended all borders. With eight million yearly searches on the internet, making it the fourth most important dish on the planet
Every September 20th, coinciding with the rice harvest, Valencians celebrate World Paella Day, the date on which we praise this delicious dish of Valencian cuisine and share it with the rest of the world.
Beyond Valencia, cities such as Mumbai, Toronto, Helsinki, Dublin and Canton have also organized various special activities to celebrate it. World Paella Day is a huge celebration worldwide!
The main event that takes place is the World Paella Day Cup, an international paella competition in which ten chefs from different parts of the world will fire up their stoves and get ready to compete for the World Paella Day Cup 2022: the prize for the best paella in the world prepared by an international chef.
Beyond the competition, which will take place on September 20, the finalist chefs participate in a process of immersion and training on the product, technique and history of paella. Thus, among others, they will tour the Albufera to learn about the different varieties of rice, the garden, focusing on local produce; learn techniques of handling firewood, and together with the winner of the WPD Cup 2020, they will carry out a Valencian paella master class.
After the training phase, which will take place between September 17th and 19th, on September 20th, they will face each other live in the World Paella Day Cup, which will start at 10:00 in the morning at La Marina de València. The event can be followed through the World Paella Day RRSS.
The chefs who participate in this competition come from countries such as France, Switzerland, Japan, USA, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Canada, Finland, Italy
It symbolizes the abstraction of an overhead view of a paella, where the broth of rice forms a fluid and organic world, mixing the flavours of all the ingredients and, at the same time, reflecting the path followed by the paella around the world. The inspiration for the colour palette comes from the turquoise that represents the Mediterranean Sea, accompanied with the shades of yellow and orange as a mixture of the broth and together we do the colour simile with the flag of Valencia.
For more information please go to: https://worldpaelladay.org/en/
World Paella Day is a recognition to the most universal plate of Spanish gastronomy. A day in which the Valencians share our great dish with the rest of the world to celebrate, beyond recipes and ingredients, the internationality of the paella. A meal of humble Valencian origin that has transcended all borders. With eight million yearly searches on the internet, making it the fourth most important dish on the planet.
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