Plastic Turkeys and Ploughman Lunches
The Guardian has an editorial piece about Bush's recent Turkey-gate scandal (the photo-op in Iraq with the inedible turkey). But Mark Lawson, the author of the article, points out that the bread-and-cheese pub food known as a ploughman's lunch is also a bit of a fake. Ploughman's lunches "claimed to link yuppies in pubs to their ancestors who toiled on the soil" but the seemingly traditional lunch was actually "an invention of the contemporary advertising and catering trades." I've enjoyed quite a few ploughman's lunches, and I never knew that.
It's worth noting that the plastic turkey claim is a myth - the turkey had been prepared as a trophy turkey (ie not for serving) but it was actually a real roasted bird. Just to be clear:)Posted by outeast in praha on Thu Jul 20, 2006 at 07:02 AM
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