The language students of Valencia attend a Paella-Festival
Valencia. Past saturday spanish language students from Valencia and other Paella-Lovers swarmed out to the little village called Cheste for actively participating on the Paella-Competition or just to enjoy spains culinary showpiece in circles of families and friends.
Everybody can participate on the Paella-Competition which takes place twice a year to search out the best paella cook. The little village Cheste is located 26km away from Valencia and it is easy to get to by train or car.
Spain’s language students just could not resist and actively participated on this spectacle. The streets of Cheste were crowded by cooking teams consisting of family members and friends, who put a lot of effort in letting the fire stay alive under their big steaming Paella-Pans.
Because one rule of the Paella-Competition is you need to cook your Paella under the open sky and on an open fire, which is not as simple as it sounds.
So all the language students, who arrived with their language school Costa de Valencia, put much effort in keeping the fire output.
For the locals are events such as the Paella-Competition great opportunities for having the family and friends come together, eat together and just enjoying the atmosphere of the hustle in the streets. Cooked is the “Paella Valenciana”, which contains only tavella, garrofon, tomatoes, mountain snails and of course bomba-rice.
The language students did the same and enjoyed that sunny day, paella and cooled themselves down with some cold sangria. It was a great opportunity for them to use and improve their new language skills by getting in contact with other students. Also it was a chance to get a close view of the locals way of live and their traditions. It did not take long and the interpersonal barriers were open and the language students celebrated that special day with each other as close friends.
At nightfall the students of the language school Costa de Valencia and the locals started to clean up their cooking places and loaded all their cooking instruments in their cars, so they could get a last chance to relax by getting a coffee before the night should start.
A great live band was playing and everybody was dancing until deep into the night under a clear sky, everybody had a great time with a lot of laughter and there were taken a lot of pictures by the students of the language school Costa de Valencia so they will remain this day a long long time.