Jamie Oliver’s Spanish paella likened to botched fresco painting in Twitter backlash
PUKKA TV chef Jamie Oliver has received a barrage of abuse for his take on paella.
The Essex-man was hounded on Twitter after uploading a photo of the classic rice dish featuring chorizo (a cardinal sin in Spain).
One Twitter user even drew comparison between Oliver’s dish and renowned botched fresco artwork Ecce Homo.
Proud of his work, the star of 30 Minute Meals tweeted ‘Good Spanish food doesn’t get much better than paella. My version combines chicken thighs and chorizo’, before the backlash began.
As well as comparisons to botched artwork, other Twitter users satirically tweeted fish and chips recipes using aubergines, duck, beef and ravioli.
Others were more sinister, likening Oliver to a ‘food terrorist’ and telling him to ‘stick to chicken nuggets’.
Less venomous commenters said that while the inclusion of chorizo meant the recipe could not be described as paella, it still qualified as ‘rice and stuff’.
Oliver is yet to respond to the tirade of criticism.