The Best Spanish Rice in NZ is arriving Early January

Calasparra rice is very highly regarded amongst chef’s in Spain and around the world, yet Calasparra rice makes up on a very small proportion of all the rice grown in Spain.

Rice grown in Calasparra is unique, as the paddy fields in which the rice grows is irrigated by channels built in Spain centuries ago by the Moors and the Romans.  The constant flow of cold mountain water in the paddy fields ensures a constant supply of fresh cold water.

Because the water is cold, unlike the paddy fields elsewhere in Spain where rice is cultivated in flat paddy fields by the sea, the rice matures much slower, resulting in a much harder grain rice which contains less moisture and as a results can absorb more moisture when cooking, making it ideal for Paella.

We can offer both Calasparra Rice (Sollana) and Bomba Rice which we beleive to be the BEST rice available in New Zealand – see our website to purchase this amazing Spanish Rice

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Paella Pan Gift Pack

Paella Pab Gift Pack

Paella Gift Pack – worth over $100+GST with FREE Apron

The team at Cook at Home Paella have put together this great little gift pack
Limited numbers so order whilst stocks last.

  • 40CM ENAMELLED PAELLA PAN (Serves 9 Portions)
  • 40CM ALUMINIUM LID
  • 2KG CALASPARRA RICE (Cloth Bag)
  • Carmencita Paella Spice (2 Boxes/10 Sachets)
  • FREE Waist/Pocketed Apron

Click Here for more details

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Bomba Rice – the best rice for Paella

 

Bomba Paella Rice from Calasparra

Bomba Paella Rice from Calasparra

There are two kinds of rice recommended for paella. They are Bomba and Sollana.  Both are a roundish short grain rice.  Sollana is often called Calasparra after the area it is produced.

Whilst Paella originates from the region of Valencia, the best rice is grown in the neighbouring province of Murcia and more specifically Calasparra.

Calasparra rice is very highly regarded amongst chef’s in Spain and around the world, yet Calasparra rice makes up on a very small proportion of all the rice grown in Spain.

Rice grown in Calasparra is unique, as the paddy fields in which the rice grows is irrigated by channels built in Spain centuries ago by the Moors and the Romans.  The constant flow of cold mountain water in the paddy fields ensures a constant supply of fresh cold water.

Because the water is cold, unlike the paddy fields elsewhere in Spain where rice is cultivated in flat paddy fields by the sea, the rice matures much slower, resulting in a much harder grain rice which contains less moisture and as a results can absorb more moisture when cooking, making it ideal for Paella.

Any rice produced in the Calasparra region is regarded as the best for Paella, however Bomba is the superior rice. Bomba is able to absorb more liquid yet still keep itsform, with the grains remaining separatewhen cooked.

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Annabel Langbein – Simple Pleasures – Paella

The head chef at Cook at Home Paella, Jose Luis spent some time recently with Annabel Langbein, sharing a few ideas on cooking an authentic Spanish Paella in preparation for her for her new TV show and book “Simple Pleasures”, resulting in a welcome testimonial “Thank you so much Jose for introducing us to the pleasures of true Paella”.  We also supplied Annabel with the Paella Pans and cooking equipment.
 
The book is available nationwide from the Monday 24th September 2012

Simple Pleasures - Annabel Langbein cooks Paella

Simple Pleasures – Annabel Langbein cooks Paella

 

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Authentic Spanish Deli and Tapas Bar in Auckland

The team at Cook at Home Paella have recently purchased a retail property on Dominion Road and in late-2013 will be opening a truly authentic Spanish Tapas Bar, Cafe & Deli in Auckland selling ONLY Spanish Wines, Beers & Spirits as well as a great range of Spanish Foods.

Spanish Tapas Auckland

Spanish Tapas Auckland

www.pepitos.co.nz

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New Paella Pans now in stock

We now stock over 50 types of Paella Pans and by popular demand now stock:-

  • Paella Pans for Induction/Electric
  • Polished Steel Paella Pans
  • Enamelled Paella Pans
  • Catering Paella Pans
  • Professional Thick Bottomed Paella Pans
  • Stainless Steel Paella Pans
  • Paella Gas Burners
Paella Pan
Paella Pan

www.paella-pan.co.nz

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Devonport Food and Wine Festival 2013

“Cook at Home Paella” will be at the Devonport Food and wine festival on 16th and 17th February 2013, so please come along and try our Paella and Spanish Churros if you’re going this weekend.  Remember we do not attend markets/events usually, so you will not find us on street corners,  Paella is not suited to selling on street corners.  This is an ideal opportunity to discuss Paella and cooking techniques.  2013 will be our fourth year at the festival and we intend to make it a very enjoyable experience for all.

 

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Carbon Neutral Certified Auckland Paella Catering Company

Carbon Neutral Certified for THIRD year running

Cook at Home Paella are extremeley proud of our Carbon Neutral status and are pleased to announce that for the third year running we have been accredited once again. Click here to view our certificate

We are the only Carbon Neutral Certified Paella Catering company in NZ and the only company to have a head chef who was trained professionally in Spain.

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Joses Spanish Churros goes Nationwide.

Churros, Spanish Churros, Joses Spanish Churros

Churros, Spanish Churros, Joses Spanish Churros

Jose’s Spanish Churros, is now being sold Nationwide in New Zealand.  We are currentlu supplying Restaurants, Cafes and Takeaways in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Taupo, Rotorua, Wellington, Wanganui and Queenstown.  See www.joseschurros.com for more details

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Churros Machine

Cook at Home Paella now supply Churros Machines and Churros Fryers direct from our suppliers in Spain.  These are quality commercial products.

Click here to view our product brochure – churros machine dm20 repagas

For more information and pricing – http://www.paella-pan.co.nz/churros-machines/

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