Paella Punked and Balti Blagged!

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There was a recent article in the Guardian lamenting the lack of availability of ‘real’ paella and the growth of pretenders purporting to be the real thing. It struck me that there is a striking similarity to the position on authentic balti not least because paella takes its name from the cooking pan which is a signature element in the dish itself. However, in the case of paella, it’s more about the ingredients but in the case of balti, it’s more about the method but the overall principle of the issue of the not so great pretenders is the same.

So if ‘Paella has been Punked’ then equally ‘Balti has been Blagged’!

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