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12 more food confessions


 

Pace comrade Jessica Allen:

1. I don’t wash much of anything.

2. I think spit roasting a lamb in my backyard and feeding it to 70 people when my wife was in the early stages of labour with our first child was a reasonable undertaking, and certainly not cause for divorce.

3. At breakfast, I need to drink my tea out of a white ceramic mug so I can tell how strong it is.  The paper sachet can’t fall into the tea. I need to drink it over the morning papers, after I’ve eaten everything. If something happens to mess any of this up this up, my day is pretty much ruined.

4. I can’t tell the difference between expensive and cheap olive oil. But I’ll still pay extra for Greek stuff out of some weird ethnic nationalism.

5. Turkish variations of Greek dishes are usually better.

6. My Scottish wife makes better moussaka than I do.

7. I think tuna, even the expensive sushi-grade stuff, is basically tasteless.

8. I think shooting, field dressing and eating a deer makes me more of a man than you.

9. Store-bought ‘Perfect Steak Marinade” by Broil King is better than anything I’ve been able to concoct myself.

10. I’ve tried dozens of different ways to roast a leg of lamb and have concluded that nothing beats olive oil, lemon, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.

11. If you put mint jelly on that when I serve it to you, I’ll be offended.

12. I’ll pretend I’m not, but I am. I mean why don’t I just go to the fridge and get you some ketchup? Hick.


 

12 more food confessions

  1. LOL…re: #2

    If she hadn’t been in so much pain she’d probably have used you for dart practice.

    Lawn darts

    No female jury would have convicted her.

  2. Not eating meat at all actually makes you the better person. Not that it’s a legal requirement, but vegetarians and vegans occupy the high ground on the matter.

    • Or someone who lives in a part of the world where veggies grow easily. Otherwise eating animal is the same as eating veggies – you kill it before you consume it.

      • I can accept that. Is there any indication that was relevant for most of the world or in the current circumstances?

        • You do take life when you eat a vegetable. You either kill it first, when you harvest most veggies, or you eat it alive, sprouts – and sprouts have been the source of a number of problems. Does it make one a better person to kill only vegetable life vs animal life and vegetable life? Life is life after all. Is it better to eat bananas and oranges in Canada when they have to travel thousands of miles from their growing habitat than to kill a rabbit ? Actually I do think we should all eat more rabbits, and Australians should eat more kangaroos. I ate kangaroo in AU and it’s very good meat. Definitely better for Australian environment to eat kangaroos than to desalinise water to grow more veggies so that those who think they’re better than their neighbours can feel better about killing only vegetable life to sustain themselves.

          • If you make no distinction between sentient and insentient it is not likely anything “fruit”-ful (HA!) can come of us discussing the issue further.

    • No it doesn’t.

      • All other things being equal, refusing to take life for your sustencance is better than the opposite. that isn’t to say that people who eat meat are bad per se, but all arguments to prove that eating meat where non-meat food is plentiful is ethical have failed (see the Wall Street Journal’s attempt to run an essay contest to defend the proposition “eating meat is ethical”.)

  3. “I think spit roasting a lamb in my backyard and feeding it to 70 people
    when my wife was in the early stages of labour with our first child was a
    reasonable undertaking, and certainly not cause for divorce.” I hope she didn’t disagree with you? (I don’t; my dearwife baked a birthday cake!)

  4. Mint Jelly!!!!! Never!!!!!! Mint Sauce a la Yorkshire/Lancashire style ROCKS!

    • Someone seems to have forgotten his English (Newberry) roots!

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