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Governor Serves Giant Paella to Hungry South Floridians

April 9th, 2008 by flanews

Politicians and the powerful from Miami Dade County turned the Capitol plaza into a fiesta Wednesday. Paella for 3,000 was the dish of choice. Hundreds of people stood in a line that wrapped around the courtyard, just to get a taste. The peoples governor rolled up his sleeves and proclaimed the spicy concoction The Peoples Paella. Firefighter Manny Gelabert helped serve up the dish and said it had everything anyone could want.

Theres chicken, theres green peppers, red peppers, few hundred, about 500 pounds of rice, just a ton of stuff of seafood in here everything that everybody wants, said Gelabert.

Billed as the worlds largest Paella, Miami Dade Days is one of the favorites for Capitol insiders. The event was cancelled last year for fear of violating the gift ban, but after lawyers said it was okay, this years event was back on the schedule.

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