Wednesday, December 20
Several unlucky shoppers, arriving late at the market, only to find goose fat-free shelves, even engaged in violence in their quest to obtain this holiday's must-have cooking item. A woman who had spent 5 hours in queue was robbed at gunpoint outside her east London home of her two sacred jars.
Oh wait, I think I'm describing the US's reaction to the sale of Sony Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii. Story still applies:-)
NOW, it looks like another delectable delicacy is "sending shoppers potty" (have no idea what that means) in the UK: prunes. Once again, because of Nigella's promotion.
I wonder what other "delicious" items Nigella might announce as the thing to purchase for the holidays... maybe horse testicles? Monkey brains? Black licorice-flavored gum?
But seriously, the goose fat news is starting to get real gross. Sorry to the goose fat lovers out there. Someone make a "Team Goose Fat" t-shirt, please. But this article in the London Telegraph says to:
"Use it instead of olive oil to cook with (it makes fantastic fried eggs), or simply eat it on toast in a 21st-century version of bread and dripping."
A 21st-century version of bread and dripping?!?!? Yuck.
"And, should you be contemplating a Christmas-morning swim, a thick layer of goose fat rubbed over the body will keep out the cold. It might be a bit whiffy by tea time, but at least you'll get the sofa to yourself."
Hmm.... perhaps a good idea if the family starts to drive me over the edge. I'll keep that in mind.