How to throw a paella party

The scent of sauteed onions, bell peppers and chorizo filled the air as partygoers crowded around the giant paella pan on the terrace. As his kids scampered up for a peek, my brother-in-law stirred in saffron-scented rice, pimenton and simmering chicken stock, sending up clouds of aromatic steam. It only got better when he threw in golden-brown chicken thighs, scallops, …