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….. To eat before you die.
Shame on you BBC.
I was watching pointless (a UK quiz show ) and they had a category of fifty things to eat before you die. It was based on a BBC survey apparently.
Well the survey created a list which only had two bits of fruit on it. Eighteen of the items listed were definitely water dwelling creatures including shark. Nobody should be eating shark!
(I don’t want to promote it with a link but you can google it if you like.)
A further fifteen were meat including Skippy, guinea pigs (!) and Bambi and bambi’s mum!
Nobody should eat bambi’s mum. That’s thirty three that are definitely meat.
There were also ten types of cuisine which are likely meaty but could be without. We are up to forty three now.
That leaves seven sweet options including chocolate and icecream.
Did nobody point out that the amount of fish species in the ocean including octopus, scollops and lobster are declining.
Not one single solitary vegetable to be seen.
I wasn’t impressed.
Basically it’s not very balanced. I wasn’t disappointed to see meat but amazed there were zero vegetables and about three fruits. Only two desserts. I’d have said many people have a sweet tooth yet it wasn’t reflected very well. The list was also neither sustainable nor conserving. Crocodile?
So I’m going to write my own. And I hope some of you might agree that they’re all tasty. (I’ve put a * if they were on the original list)
That was entertaining. Maybe with a selection like this there’s a bit more range. I feel like it was more responsible too.
Do you have an unusual favourite food?
What does your top fifty look like?
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