Jamie Oliver Posted A Paella Recipe And Spanish People Think It's TOTAL BULLSHIT

    Chorizo in paella? Wars have started over less.

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    Spanish Twitter is in uproar after Jamie Oliver posted a paella recipe that gets the national dish completely wrong.

    Good Spanish food doesn’t get much better than paella. My version combines chicken thighs & chorizo… https://t.co/jzDMrTL14c

    According to purists, there are strict rules as to which ingredients should go in a paella — and chorizo is NOT one of them.

    Also, it should be cooked in a shallow pan, not a pot.

    Tasty though the dish Jamie Oliver has created may be, it's fundamentally not a paella.

    In Spain we call this "arrroz con cosas" and we think it's beautiful https://t.co/tbICvzdvo4

    His recipe also instructs people to stir while cooking – which Spanish people say is something you should never do.

    "DELETE THIS."

    Understandably, people are upset.

    Great work, @jamieoliver. I also cooked paella. Hope you like my version.

    They wonder how British people would feel if the boot was on the other foot.

    .@jamieoliver Good. Now let me tell you about my version of fish&chips. It combines beef and ravioli. #ICanPlayThatGameToo

    @pedroampudia @jamieoliver My version of fish and chips combines aubergines with duck.

    Some have attempted to teach Oliver the error of his ways.

    @jamieoliver @SrJimvill You're absolutely mistaken and your paella's an abomination. Get some callos, mate.

    Some, at least, have seen the funny side.

    Others have taken a more hardline approach.

    @jamieoliver Remove the chorizo. We don't negotiate with terrorists. First warning.

    "I shit on your ancestors."

    Me cago en tus ancestros. https://t.co/cmjIt19xTf

    "Go fuck yourself."

    "Degenerate bastard."

    It's basically caused a full-on international incident.

    YOU'VE MADE OUR CONSTITUTION CRY OVER THIS @jamieoliver

    In addition, Twitter user Margaret Castor has launched a Change.org petition calling for an end to people putting chorizo in paella.

    Let this be a lesson to you, Jamie. The Spanish people have spoken. Mess with paella at your peril.

    I'D RATHER EAT MY OWN SHIT THAN CALLING THAT PAELLA YOU HEAR ME?? @jamieoliver

    Guillermo del Palacio es Redactor de BuzzFeed y vive en Madrid

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