Thursday, March 02, 2006

Chips with everything

Central Food Hall, Bangkok's self-appointed answer to Fortnum & Mason, is running a "Tastes of Great Britain" extravaganza. So I was a little surprised to find, under the shadow of an ostentatious Union Flag, an impressive selection of balsamic vingegars.

I pointed out to a passing assistant that the vinegar, as all good balsamic should do, came from Modena. If that wasn't enough, it had "MADE IN ITALY" on the label. I know the Dear Leader likes to sun himself in Tuscany, but I didn't know he'd annexed the country.

The assistant looked baffled for a moment, then pointed out that the label also said "WAITROSE".

So that's all right, then.

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