The Paella Today! crew politely invited British chef Jamie Oliver to participate in the filming of this funny Mediterranean gastro-comedy. He was mailed a creative package that consisted of a 40 cm paella-ideal for two people-, information about the film and a letter in which he was courteously invited to join the set by playing himself in a brief cameo.
The film crew commented: “The idea was that Jamie Oliver get first-hand knowledge on the recipe for authentic paella, our most international dish, which, of course, has no chorizo as the renowned British chef published weeks ago, which triggered a gastronomic and media storm on social networks and national and international media. We thought it would be a nice gesture to de-dramatize this”.