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A Look at Jamie Oliver's Fancy G20 Meal

Naked chef Jamie Oliver will be cooking a meal for Obama and his head-of-state friends. He promises to serve the "best of British food"-which begs...


Naked chef Jamie Oliver will be cooking a meal for Obama and his head-of-state friends. He promises to serve the "best of British food"-which begs for obvious jokes about England's terrible, terrible cuisine, but I'll resist the urge. Here's a look at the menu:Bread basket: Garlic-scented Irish soda bread. (He's taking liberties with the "British" thing, and I predict Irish people everywhere will have conniptions over this.)Appetizer: Scottish salmon served with samphire and sea kale, and a selection of vegetables from Sussex, Surrey, and Kent. (See above; Scottish people, too.)Entrée: Slow-roasted shoulder of lamb from the Elwy Valley in north Wales, with Jersey Royal potatoes, wild mushrooms and mint sauce.Dessert: Blakewell Bakewell tart and custard.Vegetarian option: Herbed goat cheese starter, and lovage and potato dumplings as their main.Glaring omission: Pork, which has purposefully been left off the menu "to avoid awkward moments with the Muslim guests," says the Guardian.I wonder what my hero Anthony Bourdain, who has been unkind to Oliver, Alice Waters, and many others. would have to say about this?
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