Three hundred beaches of fine sand, crystal clear waters, a hinterland to visit and many treasures to discover. We are in Majorca, the largest island of the Balearic archipelago. Known primarily for its beach resorts and sheltered bays, this Mediterranean gem also boasts a fine culinary tradition. It is on this wonderful island that there is a perfect combo of sea and food.
On the island of Majorca, you will have the opportunity to try the typical local dishes, thanks to the many tapas restaurants, and much more... Once you get there, you must try the pan con tomate and chipirones.
Without a doubt, you can not miss the paella, the Spanish dish par excellence! Even though the original paella is the Valencian one, linked to the peasant tradition, today there are many other variations of it, which take inspiration from the culture and the characteristic resources of the territory in which they are spread. There are no temporal certainties about the origins of paella, but it is certainly connected to the peasant culture. Those who spent the whole day working in the fields needed a substantial dish, easy to prepare and with the most immediately available resources. And paella, made with rice and topped with meat and vegetables, lent itself perfectly to that purpose. The characteristic yellow color is due to saffron, a rare and expensive spice. This aspect could contradict its humble origins, but in reality this popular dish prepared by poor people also used leftovers from the tables of rich people, such as saffron.
Paella owes its name to the typical iron pan in which it is cooked: round, with low edges and fixed side handles, with a diameter which can vary from about 20 centimeters up to 2 meters, according to the quantity required.
You may be wondering, where can I get the best paella? You won't believe it, but I have tasted the best paella in Mallorca... After a day at sea, what you need is a tasty and abundant dish. I won't hide the fact that I have tasted several of them, of different types and in different places. On that note, I want to list my favorite restaurants in Mallorca where to eat paella.
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