Food Diary (November 29, 2011)
Breakfast: Sourdough toast
Lunch: Fried rice
Dinner: Tomato soup with bread
Fried rice is great, I have never heard of anyone not liking it. I have seen it on the menu of every Chinese restaurant I have visited. It will probably remain popular forever. A restaurant near my university had different types of fried rice – regular, curried, different meats, combination, seafood, and the list goes on. They also had many other (deep) fried things such as fish, potatoes and mussels. All delicious. I wonder if fried rice would taste less delicious if it was called sautéed rice and vegetables. Boring.
Today's Favourite Photo
Deep fried flying fish – that fish is certainly not smiling
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Food Standards Agency
Oysters are considered aphrodisiacs, supposed to give pleasure, but not the British ones. They will probably give you diarrhea and vomiting. According to research published by Food Standards Agency 76% of British-grown oysters are contaminated with the highly infectious bug norovirus, also known as the 'winter vomiting bug'.
Andrew Wadge, Chief Scientist at the Food Standards Agency, said: ‘Though oysters are traditionally eaten raw, people should be aware of the risks involved in eating them in this way.’ ‘The Agency advises that older people, pregnant women, very young children and people who are unwell should avoid eating raw or lightly cooked shellfish to reduce their risk of getting food poisoning.’
Oysters filter large volumes of water to get their food, and any bacteria and viruses in the water can build up within the oyster. And then humans eat oyster. What shall we expect?
Anyway, in case you have great plans on consuming British oysters for a good night, just keep in mind your night might run in a different direction.