Nancy Leson's husband, Mac, has always been the paella maker of the two. But this time around, Nancy wanted to give it a try. Paella is one of those dishes like gumbo or cassoulet that court controversy. There are probably as many paella recipes as there are people who will passionately decry them as inauthentic.
So since no recipe will ever please everyone the best bet is always to please yourself. "You know that thing you do when you look at umpteen different recipes and then just do what you want to do?"
And that's just what she did.