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At a municipal theater in north eastern Spain, director Quim Marce (center) and actresses Meritxell Yanes (left) and Elena Martinell (right) display carrots for sale

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Carrot and cumin salad is perfect for a mezze-type buffet or
with meat or fish like red mullet

Carrot and cumin salad

Serves 4-6

Harriet Lamb: Fairtrade puts people back at the heart of trade

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