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The Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Jane Grigson

Published 1991

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Like Couscous, Paella is one of those magnificent dishes that need a party to share them. A picnic by the sea in this case, I think, with the shallow pan bubbling gently over a driftwood fire. Again like Couscous, there is no one ‘right’ recipe. The only essential ingredients are rice and saffron (do not be tempted to substitute turmeric – make your economies elsewhere if necessary!). Flavourings can be meat and poultry alone, or fish and shellfish alone,