Holiday season, hurray.
Off to Catalunya with a detour via the beautiful, wild, delta Ebro to visit the wonderful rice museum (not your usual tourist attraction but bear with me) Moli de Rafalet, where the intricacies and varieties of spanish rice were explained to us, by the lovely owner Raphael. He used pretty good English I utilised my pretty awful Spanglish.
Armed with our beautiful bomba of locally grown rice a few prawns & other bits bobs we fired up the bbq, oiled our ancient paella pan & 30 minutes later we had a delicious supper, with just the right amount of socarrat ( the crusty bit on the bottom of a good paella) juicy prawns & soft calamari. Accompanied, of course by a lovely bottle of cold red wine from the region & lots of pan con aiolli, perfect.