July 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Cooking School, 2nd Floor inside Broadway Armory Park
5917 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60660



Paella, jambalaya, risotto, biryani—many cultures have a signature dish of rice, spices, vegetables, and meat or seafood. What makes the national dish of Spain unique and so popular around the world? Come find out!

In this class, you’ll help instructor Christina Bello prepare two traditional paellas: one featuring seasonal vegetables, and one with fresh seafood and a variety of meats. We’ll talk about why the shape of the rice and the shape of the pan is important, along with other tips and tricks, and you’ll learn how to customize paella to the seasons and your own tastes (including vegan options). At the end of the class, we’ll sit down to a delicious paella feast, complete with Sangria! This class is also BYOB.

About The Instructor: Christina Bello

Christina Bello comes from a family with a long history with food—growing, cooking, eating, and sharing. Cooking locally and seasonally has become both her passion and her daily bread, while her adventurous appetite has taken her around the country and abroad to learn what local, seasonal cooking tastes like elsewhere. When her passion escapes the bounds of her kitchen, she can be found outside learning to grill something new, at the farmers market doing a happy dance at the first sour cherry sighting, trading homemade jams and tarts at a Chicago Food Swap, or tending to her baby tomatoes at PGP’s Vedgewater garden. Her writing, recipes, and photography can be found on her blog, My Homespun Home.




No refunds for cancellations made less than 3 days in advance.