Food fascists

Thanet (pronounced by the locals as Fannit), home of Allatsea and other gawjiss clebrity maritime peeps, is famous in agricultural circles (honest your honour, I heard it on radio 4) for producing the finest cauliflowers in the UK. It’s all to do with the chalky soil and unique micro-climate of the area apparently.
It was therefore a bit of a shock to discover that the large and very expensive cauli wot I bought in a Thanet Tesco this morning, was grown in France!!! Cough, splutter, rage, self righteous indignation etc; I feel a letter to the Mail and Torygraph is in order.

The shame of it.

Right, anyone seen the keys to the Renault?

About allatsea

Sixty year old master-mariner. Absolutely gorgeous. Well wedged.....when compared to a Nairobi street urchin. Sorted, in that I haven't been in court recently. Hopelessly optimistic, terminally disappointed. Good with cats and other fluffy things. No musical talent. Generous to a fault provided it's someone else's round. Political centreist with far right and left viewpoints. A green activist from the hydrocarbon position with nuclear leanings. Averse to avarice but always happy to receive lottery wins, gifts, windfalls, legacies, prizes and wet sloppy kisses.
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3 Responses to Food fascists

  1. Jane says:

    That’s what you get for going to Tesco – if you had gone to Waitrose, I’m sure you would have found a succulent example from the garden of England. But does Thanet have a Waitrose….?

    Nothing wrong with French cauliflowers by the way – just not local to you, which is madness.

    • allatsea says:

      Waitrose? In Thanet?
      Well yes there is one, it’s in Ramsgate (t’other side of the Island) and a very pleasant place it is too (Waitrose, not Thanet). However, they don’t give clubcard points (times are hard :o)) and the checkout staff are just about the most tactiturn lot you’ll ever meet. Hard work to get a ‘Good morning’ out of them so have given up trying.
      Anyway, the real reason for using Tesco is it’s the easiest place to park, sad but true.

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