A meal for two costing a mere £500 in a London
restaurant. The restaurant cost 10 million pounds to
convert. It is for 'sad people who have nothing better to do with £500',
was one food critics comment. Never the less, he did admit that they
seemed to be doing a jolly good trade. But, he gives them about 2 years
- then they will run out of customers. Or their customers will run out of
$45 for a beefburger in America that runs out at
about £25. Never did fast food cost so much. The owner of the outlet
said he uses best American Kolbe Beef. To those of us who remain ignorant
about this meat ( myself included) they say it gets fed beer and receives
massagers. Amongst other things. It is NOT served with
ketchup (shame on you) but all manner of mouth watering
dressings. Champagne being one - should it need any, at that price is
my question? Are these burgers selling? You bet they are!
Like hot 'burgers'.
Sometimes you get the feeling that the World has
gone mad in its search for new ideas. I am not looking for fancy gimmicky
food - just good food.
why oh why cannot we not have good quality food at
sensible prices. Why should the supermarkets hold ALL the
cards (and they do). Mass produced, cheap and heavens knows what is in it
- let alone where it came from. Why, if we want nice things
should it have to be at silly prises. If producers were allowed to
sell their produce on the high streets - at sensible competitive prices - I
remain convinced they would sell, we the customer would be happy - and the
farmer/grower/producer would make his or her living. From this we could
achieve better welfare standards I am sure. The people who still wanted to
shop in the Supermarkets would still be able to.
I was watching a programme about a family who had
left the UK to live in France. She was shopping at her local market (where
she bought everything. These are the words she used - smell,
taste, see, touch. A reawakening of the senses was how she now
described shopping. The market was alive and bustling.
Cannot say that about shopping in the good old
British supermarket can you. More a dulling of the senses.
Next time you are in a supermarket - watch
people. They go from isle to isle like robots. Out comes the arm and
into the trolley goes the product. They hardly look at what they are
buying, as they know where everything is and what it is! Well almost.
I once saw one lady reading the packet of a frozen meal, she asked someone
'what is zucchini.? A 'courgette' she was told. 'What do they taste like'?
was her next question. Vegetable - the zucchini - that is!