19 August 2010

'Fideuà Gitane' and the Mayor's Headache


It's 15.30h and the 'Fideuà Gitane' is cooking for the 500 people expected tonight. There are three or four of these dishes already underway.

Fideuà is a Valencian noodle and is a dish typical of that part of Spain. It's similar to Paella but instead of being served with rice, it is served with noodles.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of Gorbio (left) is tearing his hair out! Last night the Flamenco Festival was cancelled as we had incredibly heavy rain for hours. Tonight he has all the people with tickets from last night (400) wanting a seat (and a meal), along with those who have booked for tonight! In the end 500 meals were served as presumably some of those from last night didn't turn up.

11 comments:

  1. That would be a problem, the food looks wonderful, it sounds like it still was a good turn-out. Hopefully not much food was wasted?

    Shame it rained.

    Cheers,
    Joanny

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  2. Joanny, the chefs wouldn't even have started preparing the food the day before because it rained endlessly most of the day. I've no idea tho if they had fresh food or defrosted food so yes, perhaps some of that would have had to be wasted.

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  3. beau travail du chef, cela fait une belle poêle

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  4. The mayor looks like the relaxing artist, not kind of the mayors we have here:-)). So juicy photos, Jilly.

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  5. Nice and interesting, and you have really managed to show the atmosphere too.

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  6. That first shot is making me hungry!

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  7. Oh I'd love to try that. And the mayor looks like he's handling the pressure pretty well. Here the mayor would have his/her secretary do all that work!
    V

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  8. That top one is a terrific photo. I can almost smell the aroma.

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  9. Looks good! Fideua is also a traditional catalan noodle, not just Valencia. But Valena is, according to some fierce catalans, the southern part of Catalunya.

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