June 28, 2009

AA Gill & Jeremy Clarkson

Not often I order a combo in a restaurant. Today I didn't have to. Two of my favourite guys, all in one spot. Gill is reviewing The Palm, a restaurant in England that basically imports all thing American. And Gill wonders why they bothered.

He ponders the whole meat-eating/greenhouse gas problem ("there are too many farty cows because there are too many farty people wanting to be fed. The answer surely is not to eat the cows, but rather eat the people"), before answering his own question. Of course you can't eat people; we don't eat carnivores. Which means we could eat vegetarians, he reckons.

Five of them went for dinner, had a miserable meal, and it cost the equivalent of a thousand bucks. I loved it just to hear him say that Clarkson, who hasn't met an opinion he agreed with that wasn't his own, wouldn't know caviar from bubble wrap.

As always, a review buried in an avalanche of fun.


Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Another restuarant that seems to be set up exclusively to lose money.A real foodie wouldn'r run such a joint. I wonder whose tax write this is?

June 28, 2009 4:07 PM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

This is definitely worth the read. Now I understand why I don't like champagne... time to invest in a pair of peeped-hole heels. One of the comments below the article mentions he had outsourced his vegetable consumption to carnivores. This brings up a real quandry. If we eat all things that consume vegetables, why do we need to bother adding veggies to our diet? Consumption through osmosis. It sure gets my vote. And I will be first in line for the "Carnivore blowout weekends." Just tell me where to sign up.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I have bookmarked the page and will do my socially responsibly part in the prevention of environmental apocalypse.

June 30, 2009 9:28 AM  

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