Over 100 people gathered
recently for the Spanish Club’s annual Paella Dinner. Associate Professor of
Spanish & Portuguese Mark Aldrich prepared the popular Spanish dish on-site
using an oversized paellera (paella
pan). Paella is made in every region of Spain, using just about any kind of
ingredient that goes well with rice. Every region has its own version of
paella. It may contain chicken,
pork, shellfish, fish, eel, squid, beans, peas, artichokes or peppers. Saffron,
the spice that also turns the rice a wonderful golden color is an essential
part of the dish.
The audience was entertained by a lively performance from
the regional flamenco group, Flamenco
The event was funded by the
Spanish Club and the Student Senate, and celebrated Spanish culture through food,
dance and music.