Wednesday, October 29, 2008

[hitler] and that trout and butter sauce dish


It looks yummy to me. I adore trout and salmon and in Russia, it's a staple dish. Cook it in herb butter sauce and it can't be beaten, that's if you like fish in the first place.

However, Belgian broadcaster VRT has banned the food programme Plat Prefere's segment on this dish because it was Hitler's favourite.

Uh-huh. Kindzmaraul was one of my favourite wines in Russia - very fruity and smooth tasting. Should I feel desperately guilty because it was reportedly Stalin's favourite wine? I once drove a Volkswagen during my time teaching in a Jewish school and this was looked at askance.

Should we avoid Rumblethumps and boycott the Scottish Kirk because Gordon is attached to both?

And while we're at it - Hitler disliked smoking so should we now ban the smoking ban?

12 comments:

Ross said...

Who knew that Hitler was so keen on seafood? But for a quirk of fate he might have become a leading chef. And Rick Stein might have invaded Europe.

James Higham said...

That's profound, Mr. Fountain.

Gallimaufry said...

Is that the same Adolf Hitler who was vegetarian? To the best of my knowledge, fish aren't vegetables. Or was Der Fuhrer one of those fish and bacon sandwich eaters who announce their vegetarianism at short notice to discomfit their hosts?

Dragonstar said...

Why should it matter whose favourite recipe it was? It should be advertised as a delicious recipe, not as someone's favourite.

BobG said...

Banning a food because someone bad liked it? That's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. Just because Mussolini liked pasta doesn't mean we should all give up spaghetti.

James Higham said...

Ah, Gallimaufry, we're going to be in trouble with the vegetarian lobby for question thew exception many make for fish.

Dragonstar, Bob - agreed.

UBERMOUTH said...

Many vegetarians eat fish, some even chicken. These I woudl call non red meat eaters though.

CherryPie said...

I true vegetarian won't eat or wear any animal product!

Anything less than that means an objection on a different level which shouldn't be given the label vegetarian.

jams o donnell said...

Hmm I suppose it would have encouraged some of the more simian fourth-reichers in Belgium to eat fish. Anyway Hitler was not a vegetarian

UBERMOUTH said...

A true vegetarian won't even eat pastries containing animal lard.

James Higham said...

Interesting though, wasn't it?

Jeff said...

Where is step five?