Friday, 30 April 2010

The Politics of Food

Given three candidates and three debates our family decided to match them up with three specially designed dinners.

So the first week we ate seafood paella, in honour of Nick Clegg's wife.

The second week we had spaghetti with smoked salmon and asparagus followed by Eton mess to represent David Cameron.

Last night Alan and I tucked in to haggis, neeps and tatties in celebration of Gordon Brown. The girls don't care for haggis, so they had French sausages, echoing the Auld Alliance. We would have had cranachan for dessert but there weren't any raspberries in the greengrocers. I guess we could have deep fried a few Mars bars instead!

I was pleasantly surprised by the debates, having feared that they would prove to be no more than a political talent show. In reality they raised a wide variety of issues (though sadly very little on the environment/international development/trade justice etc) and appear to have captured the interest of many people who would not otherwise have given the election a second thought.

1 comment:

  1. It's probably best to try not to take this election too seriously, although food is a pretty serious issue I suppose.

    The LibDems seem to be promising more jobs in green industries (not sure how they define 'green industries', though). They also promise a fairer Britain, but I'm not aware they've touched on trade justice or working for a fairer world overall.