Foodies have the best fights - or, at least, the funniest. This one - according to its headline - concerns "crimes against the tortilla".
The British ambassador in Madrid made a daring foray into the world of Spanish cuisine on Wednesday night with an appearance on a popular cooking show where he defended UK chefs over alleged "crimes" against beloved national dishes.
Simon Manley had a starring role in the 45-minute edition of El Comidista, debating the merits of British versus Spanish food and receiving a tutorial on the perfect tortilla from host and chef Mikel Lopez Iturriaga.
The pair engaged in some light-hearted sparring over alleged British crimes against Spanish cuisine, with Mr Manly offering a valiant defence of Jamie Oliver, whose takes on traditional dishes have more than once incurred the wrath of the country's foodies.
Wearing a Union Jack apron and declaring "Vive la Majestad!" (Long live her Majesty), the diplomat rustled up Oliver's much-mocked recipe [shown below] with chorizo and - the host quipped - "raw onion".
He proudly championed the "Hispano-British tortilla", though Iturriaga was not entirely convinced.
There's more at the link.
That looks more like a toasted sandwich than a tortilla to me; but then, I like toasted sandwiches as much as I like tortillas, so I'll gladly eat either. Unfortunately, I'm supposed to be limiting my carbohydrate intake, so both are off my menu at the moment . . . (sob!)
If you're feeling adventurous with tortillas, here's Jamie Oliver's breakfast tortilla. Looks and sounds delicious!
Damn, now I'm hungry!