The Corner

Fat Tax (2)

A reader in Ireland writes to say that he heard a doctor on the BBC attempting to justify the proposed fat tax. The best line, apparently:

The tax would “give the poor freedom to choose healthy food”

Somewhere George Orwell is laughing.

Meanwhile, I have been deluged with requests (well, one person asked) for guidance as to how to make a pork pie. Naturally, I have no idea, but good advice is available here. On a completely unrelated – and considerably more unpleasant- topic, a well-known blogger (if the e-mail address is not a fake) sent pictures of food that had been cooked in Dr Pepper – the results looked a little like some of the dinner treats portrayed in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and as this is a family-oriented web site they cannot be reproduced here, but this, on the other hand, can.

Scotch Eggs – wholesome food for wholesome people.

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