All this was done in front of the eyes of thousands of consumers and dozens of journalists representing the key TV and radio channels as well as print press.
The huge paella counted with the full support of the Madrid City Council, the Police and Fire Brigade and even the Army, which distributed the remaining paella among different charity centers. A 250-ton crane was needed to build the pan at the location of the event. The weight of the paella pan was 32 tons. The ingredients were as follows:
• 6,000 kg. of rice
• 12,000 kg. of chicken and rabbit
• 5,000 kg. of vegetables
• 1,100 litres of olive oil
• 250 kg. of salt
• 16 kg. of saffron