The Sunday Mail had the headline that of the Curry served in Scotland, 1 in 3 are (sic) fake. They quoted a secret report done by food watchdogs who had found 46 instances of Beef impersonating the twice as expensive Lamb in 129 restaurants tested. OK, that may well work out around the one in three mark, but come on… we Chaps know that the Ladies tend towards Chicken, and then there are those who miss out on Meat altogether. One in three is fake? – No chance!
STV covered the story in their news bulletins too, but neither branch of the Media would name names. Given how public the Horse-meat Scandal (Has anyone ever had Horse Curry?) has been and all the Supermarkets and Brands named, how is that not a single purveyor of Fake Curry was named?
Hector has had his suspicions for some time that this was going on. I have questioned what I was eating in this Blog a few times, the Meat being far too Fibrous for Lamb and having a Columnar Structure more associated with Beef. Somewhere in the Curry-Heute Curry Reviews are places I shall name, as soon as I find them.
This may mean going back and reading every report in order… a Search revealed only one possible Scottish Candidates, in Helensburgh, a Favourite Venue which has since changed hands. I may have written more…