Most “Spanish” food in London is pigswill

1/2, from Waitrose, M&S, … To the extent that the dishes are recognisable, it should be said that many are also generally poorly prepared in Spanish bars, and the supermarket versions are often pretty horrible. But in Britain culinary ignorance combined with the opiate fantasies of illiterate marketeers is producing a rather special new genre.

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