When you think of Hispanic food, chances are good that the foods you think of –ceviche, tamales, empanadas — are all recetas that have their origins in the Latin American countries of the New World. However, what about those recipes that came from what the Romans referred to as “Hispania?” Spain, like Mexico, Peru, and other Latin American nations, has a long, proud history of Hispanic food.
Of all Hispanic foods that Spain is known for, paella is undoubtedly the most famous. As written on the Kitchen Project, paella represents the perfect fusion of Spain’s most influential cultures — the Romans and North African Arabs. The paella pan, something like a Chinese-style wok, was brought over with the Romans, bu