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Cutting-edge Cuisine

From the old country, naturally.  The Boston Globe has the details in a succulently illustrated article that you can find here:

The English food company Aunt Bessie’s has invented an unusual way to keep the popular pub specialty “bangers and mash” (sausages and mashed potatoes) in one tight parcel. Their solution is the “mash cone.” The Metro in England ran [a] photo under the headline, “World most disgusting ice cream,” with the caption, “horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible.” Well Aunt Bessie’s was understandably upset. So the company delivered mash cones to the offices of The Metro, where the staff felt obligated to eat them and really say what they thought. Here’s the review: “Metro is happy to report that that the mash has ‘good texture’, the sausage is ‘pretty tasty’ and the gravy ‘actually quite nice’. Unfortunately, the makers have had to backtrack on the actual cone element of the product, as the cones were disintegrating. However, they said they’d give serious consideration to our suggestion that they should make the cones out of Yorkshire pudding. Some further suggestions: the mash is perhaps a little bland – it could use a bit of gentle spicing up. Also, it would be awesome if you could get a kind of ‘gravy ripple’ effect running throughout the mash, rather than just as a sauce on top.

Eat your heart out, Alain Ducasse.

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