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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Really?

I was watching the Sunday Brunch TV programme, and it was really weird/odd....

They cooked lobster and then kept telling people to dig in?  When 2 of their 4 guests were/are Jewish? (David Baddiel, Ben Savage from Boy meets world, Tess Daly and Charlie Simpson).

Bad taste me thinks...  also it looked like vomit on top of lobster. Enough said.

10 comments:

Harry Flashman said...

Can Jewish people not eat lobster?

If so, glad I'm not Jewish. I like ham, too.

Sol said...

Hey Harry, Jewish people don't eat from pigs or shell fish.

I thought it was really odd. I think their researchers on the show have really let them down.

Harry Flashman said...

I knew ham was off limits, but lobster? That was kind of tacky, having people on their show and not having something they could eat.

When I did a lot of time in the med, I always had to be sure the wardroom had something the Moslem officers could eat. We had a lot of Turkish officers come on board as liaison officers. The wardroom cooks on Navy ships were all Filipinos in those days, as were the stewards. They were Christians and they really didn't like Moslems because of the HUKs in the P.I. So sometimes I had a difficult task in getting them to make something for our Turkish guests. But an appeal to hospitality usually did it, the Filipinos are a very hospitable people and were torn between not liking the Moslems and their own traditions of good hospitality.

Tom Stephenson said...

In Israel, anyone who wants to eat pork in a restaurant just asks for 'white meat', though woe betide you if you ask for milk in your coffee.

Sol said...

People don't like to be known as bad hosts Harry.

Hi ya Tom, I didn't know that.

susie said...

I remember Ben S. from the Wonder Years. I did not know he was Jewish. IMDB confirms this. :)

Raybeard said...

Even though the two people referred to may not have been as strict in their own lives as Jewish strictures lay down it was clearly remiss of the programme makers not to have assumed that they might well be.

Can't help thinking of a scene near the beginning of the film 'East is East' when a group of muslim children, in the temporary absence of their parents, fry themselves some bacon rashers - hurriedly trying to waft the smell away when their parents return.

Also, why are religious bans treated as more 'valid' than those of conscious decision? The number of times I, as a decades-long veggie, have been offered a meal containing meat, the attitude being "Oh go on, eat it!", as though my baulking at consuming the corpse of a one-time sensate being was just a silly aberration, when in reality offering it is not only grossly inconsiderate but puts me and others of similar persuasion in the invidious position of being the one appearing rude in refusing! (I'm only asking, without expecting an answer).

Sol said...

Hey Ray, your right, I have been given drinks before and told to just drink them. which then means I wont go out with those people again. If I don't want an alcoholic drink I don't want one. if I want one I will damn well buy one myself.

on a couple of occasions I have been forced to eat pork at peoples houses. The thought turns my stomach. I watched a programme called Pandoras Lunch box when I was young and they said on their that pig flesh was closest to human and the smell when burnt is the same as a pork. yuk, makes me want to vomit. no matter what anyone says I couldn't eat bacon. I was about 8, who says TV cant influence you...

Raybeard said...

Sol, isn't it strange how the sensation of taste lingers in ones memory so accurately (I'm pretty sure)? - and I'm assuming it's the same for you. I haven't tasted chicken for something like 25 years, fish (fried cod with chips) for over 30, bacon the same - and, longest of all, kidney for something like 55 years. Yet I still know EXACTLY how they all tasted.
Actually, even now I start to salivate just thinking about well-done rashers in a bacon butty. It's agonising to experience it (when I visit my sister her hubby's a big bacon fan), but it's also a BIG no-no to go there again.

Sol said...

Ray, I tell you food is a weird thing.

I cant eat cauliflower cooked by my mum as it tends to be slop. and the feel of liver yeuh gives me the shivers and goose pimples. being forced to eat that at school. OMG I went to packed lunches after that.

I can eat smoked salmon which lots of people cant or wont and I cant eat semolina, rice pudding or tapioca for the same reasons. forced to eat it at school. and being told by the dinner lady "your skin and bones, eat it". yuk and yuk