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Irony Not On The Menu - Elf M. Sternberg
Irony Not On The Menu
Quick, can you tell me where this was served?

Before Dinner:
  • Corn-stuffed caviar
  • Smoked salmon and sea urchin "pain surprise" style
  • Hot onion tart
  • Winter lily bulb and summer savoury

Appetizer Tray:
  • Kelp-flavoured cold Kyoto beef "shabu-shabu", asparagus dressed with sesame cream
  • Diced fatty flesh of tuna fish, avocado and jellied soy sauce and Japanese herb "shiso"
  • Boiled clam, tomato, "shiso" in jellied clear soup of clam
  • Water shield and pickled conger dressed with vinegar soy sauce
  • Boiled prawn with jellied tosazu vinegar
  • Grilled eel rolled around burdock strip
  • Sweet potato
  • Fried and seasoned Goby with soy sauce and sugar

Soup: Hairy Crab "Kegani" bisque soup

Main Dish, one of:
  • Salt-grilled bighand thornyhead with vinegary water pepper sauce
  • Milk fed "shiranuka" lamb flavoured with aromatic herbs and mustard
  • Roasted lamb and cepes and black truffle with emulsion sauce of lamb's stock and pine seed oil

And the wine:
  • Le Reve grand cru champagne
  • Corton Charlemagne 2005
  • Chateau Latour burgundy
  • Ridge California Monte Bello 1997
  • Tokaji Essencia 1999

Sounds yummy, don't it? This was all eaten by our Dear Leaders at the G8 summit the night they discussed the problems of world hunger.

You wouldn't really know that reading the Washington Post or the New York Times. I heard on NPR the discussion of the G8 and their talking about world hunger and wondered what was on the menu that night, and thankfully journalists in other English-speaking nations wondered the same thing..

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sirfox From: sirfox Date: July 10th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I swear, the next world hunger conference, they should serve these folks the average meal that their own poorest citizens subsist on.

No other food should be made available.

Also, no warning ought to be given that this would be the case.

I have a feeling that they'd be a bit more understanding afterwards. Nah, who am i kidding, they'd all complain, piss, moan, and have catering sent in through the back door by the nearest 4-5 star restaurant.

Still, it'd be fun to watch them squirm. Also, it'd be fun to watch the US representative jealously guarding his McD's value meal from the poor bastards who only got a handful of rice or beans.
dossy From: dossy Date: July 10th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the G8 summit should be preceeded by a 72 hour fast of nothing but all-you-can-drink stagnant water. Seriously make all leaders at the summit starve for three days - then, let them discuss the hunger problem.
sirfox From: sirfox Date: July 10th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
when scribbling my reply, i gave some serious thought as to providing water from their home countries too. I decided against it because it'd be hard to have any kind of meaningful discourse when 70% of the attending members were occupying a toilet stall.

After posting, i thought... "why not?" Cholera can kill you faster than ebola, and is easily treated by the application of a little infrastructure and IV fluids and antibiotics. It would add an aspect of urgency, along with the starvation you suggest. I'd be a great motivator. "Just reach an agreement on what to do next, and we'll let in the medical staff. They're all ready for you."
dougs From: dougs Date: July 10th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
And Gordon Brown, our Great and Glorious Leader, has suggested that we can help solve the problem by eating more of our leftovers rather than throwing them away.
cadetstar From: cadetstar Date: July 10th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

The Post

Actually, The Washington Post did have this in one of the editions this week (can't remember which, but I saw it while I read the paper during lunch). It may not have been on the front page, but they did publish the menu.

psi_star_psi From: psi_star_psi Date: July 11th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Post

I think it was in News of the Weird in my local paper.
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