Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Deep fried custard rolls and mother sues Virgin Australia

Mushroom and bacon with bulgur
Food Diary (May 24, 2011)
Breakfast: Polenta porridge with raisins, sunflower seeds and flaxseeds
Lunch: Mushroom and bacon with bulgur
Dinner: Lentils and spinach
Baking/sweets: vanilla cookies

The vanilla cookies were excellent, just plain and simple, and butter free, but not sugar free! I’ve been baking quite a lot with oil instead of butter recently. For certain baked goods it works pretty well, especially when the butter flavour is less critical. 

Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Sparklette
Deep fried custard rolls
Last weekend I made egg custard tart for the first time. It is interesting to see a twist to the regular tart – in roll form and deep fried

Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Aol Travel
In Australia a mother is suing Virgin Australia for giving her unborn child food poisoning. Renee Cherry ate a chicken roll two months before her son was born and claims to have contracted listeria poisoning. As a result her son was "injured" with a bacterial infection, listeria poisoning, gastro-intestinal injury, developmental delay, and anxiety.

Airline food is usually receiving the flack but giving food poisoning to an unborn child takes airline food to greater heights, no pun intended. If the case is medically sound then its certainly food for thought for pregnant woman. Plus there is the suing opportunity. Renee Cherry is going for the full works, suing for medical expenses, loss of prospective income and earning capacity and damages. 


  1. Hi There, This is looking absolutely delightful. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

  2. Those deep fried custard rolls look delicious!

  3. The fried custard tarts definelty caught my eye!

  4. Vigorously nodding my head in agreement!

  5. Listeria is a huge medical complication with pregnant women HOWEVER she should not have eaten the product in the first place due to the dangers and risks involved.

    I guarantee the women looses the lawsuit. Yes, indeed, that food most likely caused all of those problems with her fetus/baby but luncheon meats among many other foods are just a plain No No for preggers women because of this exact situation!

    I hope the kiddo gets better AND that the airline does watch their food products more carefully (even though you can't see listeria on the food)...

    Mushrooms+Bacon+ Bulgur- What a great combo! Mushrooms+ Bacon also make good pizza toppings

  6. Thanks for stopping by the Food Hound! The deep-fried custard sounds amazing! Also love the mushroom-bulgar-bacon dish!

  7. Deep-fried custard rolls look so yummy! Your dish reminds me I should break the rice-pasta-bread circle and start looking for other grains and carbs.
    The woman's case is very interesting, I wonder what exactly the dish was like. If it wasn't on the "food potentially dangerous for pregnant women" list she will probably win!

  8. The deep-fried custard rolls look like something I need to make.

    Interesting snippet on listeria - wonder how the case will pan out.

  9. Wow that custard roll looks so yummy!