Today I’ve been helping at my children’s school summer fête where my job was to look after the cake stall. I also was tasked with making two dozen scones for refreshments. Some friends tell me that homemade cakes are banned at their school fêtes for reasons of hygiene. I find this unbelievable and completely over the top and, considering that the only worthwhile cake on a cake stall is a homemade one, the act of presenting me with a shop-bought cake (as many parents did) is an outrage.
Anyway, I shall get off my high horse now and go and make paella. With it, I’m going to have one of my favourite wines – a full-bodied rosé from Irouléguy, a gorgeous village in the foothills of the Pyrenees in French Basque country.