Wednesday, August 4, 2010

dodgy curry & other crimes

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the August 3 episode on CBC

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the little guy, entrepreneurship and healthy competition in the prepared food industry -- but I'm a little concerned by the apparent lack of standards applied to the purveyors of food products in the Street (what the hell are you banging on about? - ed).

The sight of Teresa handing over a variety of odd jars and containers filled with 'curry' make me just a little suspicious about whether or not hygiene is at the top of her agenda (after all, you know what her 'Mean Cuisine'™ did to Jerry?) These delectable -- but potentially dangerous -- spiced dishes (Anyone for Chicken Dupiazza?) seem to be hurriedly concocted in the confines of Darryl's kitchen. That's all well and good but then they are being served by Umed (nickname: 'Mumbai Coli') to an unsuspecting public.

Not bothered by that? Then how about old Auntie Pam and her thriving (not in a bacterial sense, I hope) home sandwich business. That's right. Last time I checked, Pam was happily placing expired slices of ham in between slices of 'beyond-best-buy date' bread and selling them to punters like Bill (rhymes with 'ill') on the street at room temperature.

And how about Eddie Windass? I haven't noticed the 'Greasy One' donning a hairnet and smock while baking one of his prize-winning confections, have you?

So, if you're planning on visiting the Street, looks like your best bet for a safe meal would be Roys Rolls (impeccable standards of hygiene) or Betty's Hot Pot (nothing could survive in there!).

Bon Appetit!

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