Monday, September 22, 2008

Global Trotters

Recently eaten: thai noodle soup
Recent annoyance: fruit do they get in and breed so quickly?

I, for one, am excited for the return of the perhaps less desirable cuts of meat. Coming from solid Chinese stock, my people have long enjoyed all bits and pieces of the pig, the cow, the chicken etc. These are the parts that really get to the essence the animal. The literal underbelly. Earthy, woodsy, and some slightly more pungent adjectives are appropriate descriptions of the innards. In this time of financial crisis, I'll have the tripe and laugh all the way to the bank.

Hot to Trot (The Guardian)
Only yesterday I was apologising, albeit a little unwillingly, for my obsession with pig's trotters and cheeks, and the unctuous slippery bits from inside the head. Today comes news that Waitrose is, for the first time in decades, to start stocking all those bits and pieces that usually get left behind, the ones I feared I was eating too often. This is good news on so many levels. The store's spokespeople are arguing it from a credit crunch standpoint, which is undoubtedly valid. Being generally unwanted this stuff is dirt cheap, even in Waitrose. A leading figure in the UN also argued recently that we in the west are eating too much meat, and if that's so, better that we eat as much of the animal as possible rather than just the premium cuts.


JWu said...

Easy, effective way to kill fruitflies... a cup of cider vinegar and a couple of drops of dishwashing detergent to lure them to their syrupy death :-( Sad, but fruitfly free!

Phoebe said...

Awesome! I am totally going to kill the little buggers.