Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rude Vegetables : I shall briefly suspend my more intellectual blogging to post you a picture of a rude carrot Gabrielle picked from the potager the other day. The thing with carrots is that they are delicate creatures and whenever their descending roots encounter an obstruction in the soil (a stone, for example) they are easily diverted or bifurcated. That’s no good if you want to sell them to a supermarket, where they all have to conform to the standard length and straightness coefficient, but great fun if you want to have a schoolboy-ish snigger.

Hats off to The Vegetarian Society who have gone further with a hilarious rude food video. (And just to restablish my omnivorous credentials, I quote American writer and humorist Fran Lebowitz, who apparently said, “Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.”)