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Authentic Paella - Live from Spain

Follow our local chef instructions in real time to make your Spanish menu of: mixed paella and catalan cream.

Mixed Paella

Without a doubt, Paella is the most international dish from Spain. This recipe, originally from Valencia, on the east coast, has gone from farmers staple in its origins, to something associate with joy, celebrations, and social gatherings. Nowadays, it is a classic Sunday meal and centerpiece in family celebrations during the warm seasons.

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Mixed Paella, with chicken and seafood
mixed paella
Mixed Paella, with chicken and seafood

There are different types of paella, depending on the ingredients that come along with the rice. In this class, we will prepare Paella Mixta, so called because it combines meat and seafood, and is by far the most cooked across Spain.

Catalan Cream

Despite its appearance, there are few similarities to French crème brûlée. Our Crema Catalana seems to have its roots in medieval times, since then little has changed. Lemon and cinnamon to flavor the milk, starch and whisk to thicken. One hint: crema means "too hot!" in Catalan, the language spoken in Catalonia, the region from which it is originally.

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Catalan Cream, topped with burnt sugar

How it works

When you sign up, you receive a booking confirmation email with:

  • Confirmed date and time of the class (in your local time).
  • Class Handbook, a file including:
    • Recipes.
    • Grocery list, with alternative ingredients in case you can't find them or you have dietary requirements.
    • Kitchenware checklist, to make sure you have everything at hand during the class.
    • Technical guide to get things ready before the class (Zoom instructions, kitchen set-up...).

Two days before the class, you receive a Zoom link to connect to the videocall.


Below is the list of ingredients needed for this class, you will find a more detailed one in the Class Handbook, with the necessary measures and alternatives in case of dietary requirements. All of them should be available at your local supermarket. Obviously, there are different grades, varieties, origins, and brands. We suggest some varieties and brands, but it's your decision to choose the ones that best suit your budget.

  • Rice
  • Chicken
  • Squid
  • Shrimp
  • Mussels
  • Garlic
  • Paprika
  • Saffron
  • Cinnamon
  • Tomato
  • Bell pepper
  • Lemon
  • Fish stock
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Corn starck

Both recipes are easily adaptable to any dietary requirement (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free,...). Don't forget to mention them in your booking.


To obtain a good paella, pan size is key as the rice should be as shallow as possible. If you are cooking for 2 servings, you will need a 10-12" skillet (or paella pan), and 12-14" for 4 servings. For a nice Catalan cream presentation, it would be interesting to have a blowtorch, but there are alternatives to it. All the rest of kitchenware is the usual one. You will find a detailed list of necessary and suggested pans and utensils in your Class Handbook.


Don't hesitate to let us know about any concerns or questions ( We have included some in our FAQ section.

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