Spanish Paella Festival

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SImply Spanish paella, south melbourne market
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A paella party is coming to Queen Victoria Market

The Pacific region's best paella chefs will be heading to Queen Victoria Market for the 57th Concurs International Paella Competition's Pacific Semi-Final on Sunday April 23. Happening as part of the Spanish Paella Festival, the event will be heaven for fans of the hearty Spanish rice dish, who will of course get to eat all the paella over the weekend.

So what makes a winning paella? Last year's competition winner Leno Lattarullo from Simply Spanish says an "authentic Valencian paella uses rabbit, chicken and beans. And on no accounts should you stir, the rice should stick to the pan to create a delicious caramelised flavour."

The International Paella Competition takes place on April 23 from 11am-4pm at Queen Victoria Market. 

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