Monday, October 30, 2006

[catastrophe] france runs out of garlic

Telegraph today, so therefore you’ve all seen it: But violet garlic, esteemed by the gourmand and grown only in one small part of France, cannot be obtained for love nor money. Brian Page, or "Garlic Brian" as he is known to his customers, is the sole importer to Britain of violet garlic, "I know it sounds absurd but there really is none left, and the French are very embarrassed about it," said Mr. Page, from Rogate, Hants. Firstly, I love this last vital geographical pin-pointer for Mr. Page. Secondly, I wonder if they meant ‘gourmand’ or ‘gourmet’? Thirdly, this could see an influx of vampires unless something is rapidly done to remedy the situation.

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