Blogging has afforded me the incredible blessing of meeting people from all over the country. Mostly Cubans who connect with my stories of growing up in the cultural weirdness of being 100% Cuban and 100% American.
I have an online friend who is an accomplished chef in his own right, who makes an amazing paella. We connected over – what else? – Cuban food, of course. I have to tell you that making a paella has always felt like hard work to me. Enter Chef Juan Montalvo, The Hungry Cuban, who not only cooks incredible paellas for parties (lucky you, South Florida!), but he also sells a beautiful 15″ Carbon Steel Red Handled Paella Pan on Amazon.
me us, he shows us how to make a perfectly fabulous Chicken Paella at home.
Did I mention that he’s a wonderful teacher? Take a look.
Besides this gorgeous paella, he also has lots of Cuban recipes that you’re going to want to bookmark.
Because I’m still celebrating my 10 Bloggy Years for the entire month of October, I’m delighted that Chef Juan has very generously agreed to sponsor today’s MBFCF Giveaway:
One official The Hungry Cuban 15″ Carbon Steel Red Handled Paella Pan.
I know. Pinch me.
Full disclosure: I own and love this paella pan and am starting to feel super-confident using it, thanks to Chef Juan’s detailed instructions on how to take that Hungry Cuban Paella Pan and season, clean, and use it to maximum benefit. (I feel like I’m seriously winning here, but that’s not important right now.)
For a chance to win The Hungry Cuban 15″ Carbon Steel Paella Pan – I promise you need this in your life – please answer one or all of the following questions:
- Do you remember the first time you had paella?
- Do you prefer Chicken or Seafood? Or both?
I’ll choose a winner at the end of MBFCF BLOGIVERSARY MONTH on Friday, October 28th, 2016. You have until then to enter.
So, tell me, who’s hungry?
You can find Chef Juan Montalvo, The Hungry Cuban online:
- Facebook: The Hungry Cuban Paella Chef
- Twitter: Chef Juan @TheHungryCuban
- Instagram: TheHungryCuban