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The Three Guys From Miami with the star of the show.
(L-R) Jorge Castillo, Glenn Lindgren, Tyler Florence, and Raúl Musibay.
Jorge Castillo: In 2002 we spent two days with Tyler Florence of the Food Network in Miami.

Glenn Lindgren: We were one of the first shows to tape in the United States for his show, "Tyler's Ultimate."

Raúl Musibay: Our episode is called the "Ultimate Paella."

Glenn Lindgren: So it's really no surprise that we showed Tyler how to cook a great Cuban paella!

Jorge Castillo: Before they came to Miami, they were in Spain taping someone cooking a Spanish-style paella. The three-person crew was from London.

Raúl Musibay: The Food Network wants the show to look British.

Glenn Lindgren: Then the British television crew flew to South Florida for two long days of taping at Jorge's house and locations around Miami.

Raúl Musibay: It's a lot of work.

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Jorge Castillo: It took eight hours just to film us preparing one paella. We had so much starting and stopping so that they could get all of the right camera angles. Then we had to do it all over again, exactly the same way we did it the first time.

Glenn Lindgren: This time so they could get all of their close-ups!

Jorge Castillo: The last scene is filmed at Tyler's apartment in Manhattan, where he makes a paella with a few twists of his own, applying the things he learned on his trip.

Raúl Musibay: Tyler Florence is a very nice guy. He is a gentleman.

Getting everything read for the taping.
Glenn Lindgren: Yes, everyone loved Tyler, especially Jorge's two teenage daughters, Mariel and Allison.

Raúl Musibay: He is a very good looking guy.

Jorge Castillo: We had a great time with the crew, comparing British English and American English. They were very interested in learning more about American culture, and not just the stuff they see on TV.

Glenn Lindgren: Tyler is a great guy, very friendly. As a professional chef, we're sure he could have told us several things that we do wrong in the kitchen, but he was very cool and laid back about everything.


Glenn Lindgren: We shot the final scene on the evening of the second day. We invited over several family members and friends for a big paella feast by the pool in Jorge's backyard.

Jorge Castillo: When Tyler tasted our paella, he said "This is great, you guys are awesome!"

We set up some tables poolside for the big dinner. Tyler Florence and Raúl Musibay wait for Glenn Lindgren and Jorge Castillo to bring out the paella.
Raúl Musibay: The paella that day was very, very good. I showed Tyler how to make some Cuba Libres, but unfortunately my big scene ended up on the "cutting room floor."

Glenn Lindgren: If you look – and listen – really carefully, you can hear Raúl on the program saying "Hey Jorge, Glenn..." and you can see him taking a big bite of paella.

Raúl Musibay: You better be quick, because it goes by really fast.

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The Finished Product

Jorge and Glenn bring the paella out to feed the hungry masses.
This shot of Jorge setting the paella down on the table has been shown about 10,000 times on the Food Network!
Jorge Castillo: We can't say enough about how friendly and professional everyone on the crew was. Tyler Florence, Food Network producer Christianna Reinhardt, and the entire crew are all welcome back to Miami anytime as our guests.

Raúl Musibay: I'd love to take all the guys from England out on a fishing trip in the Keys.

The crew
A hot Tyler Florence
Glenn and Jorge pose with the television crew from London. After the taping, we served them a great meal of paella.
It was 94 degrees and a dewpoint of 79. We we're roasting outside and the hot lights made it even worse.
"Tyler's Ultimate – The Ultimate Paella" premiered Friday May 2, 2004 on the Food Network.

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Paella Cubana

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