Paella is a fantastic party food. Although the dish itself requires preparation, it's a one dish meal that requires just a few side dishes to make a feast fit for any celebration. And it's festive and fun to make paella at the beginning of a party while your guests are snacking and having a glass of wine, and then set it out and let everyone help themselves. At a recent birthday celebration, I made a huge pan of artichoke paella, a pot of vegetable soup with kale, white beans and potatoes, and a big platter of roasted vegetables with Romesco sauce. The rest of the meal was easily purchased at the grocery store: little bowls of olives and Marcona almonds to munch on, crusty hearth baked bread to enjoy with the soup, and a big bowl of tiny tangerines and sweet olive oil tortas, which are a lovely fennel-scented, sugar-dusted, cracker-like cookie, for dessert.
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