The most famous and international Spanish dish was invented in Valencia. Local cooks are proud about keeping the perfect recipe for this rice dish with very ancient roots. Anyhow its modern version dates back just to the mid-19th century.
The original recipe only considers olive oil, chicken and rabbit meat, salt, green beans, butter beans, tomato, water, saffron and the local variety of rice. Do not miss the chance of witnessing heated arguments between Valencians discussing what should be considered a perfect paella and what not.