FOOD: Inverness Park resident Tom Meckfessel says his most popular paella, a traditional Spanish rice dish, includes chorizo, ham, chicken, mussels, clams, prawns and saffron—pricey, but key.   Samantha Kimmey

Tom Meckfessel loves rice. “I have this fascination with rice. I see it as the universal comfort food,” he said. Every culture has a rice dish, he went on, and even a name for the mouthwatering crust that forms on the bottom when cooked. The word is “socarrat” for paella, the focus of his seven-year-old catering business . . .

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