|Black Pudding Potato Cakes with Tomato Chili Chutney|
British food usually does not get people excited. I love British food, but it seems many people find it bland and boring. This black pudding potato cake is perhaps one of the attempts to modernize British food. You probably think this is just black pudding and potatoes, shaped and fried. You are right, but at least its progress.
It goes without saying that this dish is great. Black pudding and mashed potatoes are great on their own, combining and shallow frying it is a different way of having the same thing. Plus by making cakes you can add other ingredients to the mixture such as cheese, onions or bacon. The recipe is available here.
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The article starts off by saying “a potentially dangerous wave of food fraud affecting everything from olive oil to tuna, spices and pomegranate juice has been exposed.”
This does not sound good. Extra virgin olive oil is being diluted with cheaper vegetable oil. I already discussed this earlier here. Tea bags might be bulked up with lawn grass or fern leaves, according to US researchers. I suppose the good news is that one kind of leaf is being replaced by another kind. It could have been worse like saw dust!
Apparently healthy white tuna on a menu may actually be the less-expensive escolar, a fish that has been banned in many countries because of its links to food poisoning. There is evidence from America that manufacturers are secretly adding cheap pear and grape juice to pomegranate, while spices such as black pepper, paprika and saffron may be bulked up with other plant material and coloured with industrial, and potentially dangerous, dyes.
One estimate suggests British families are wasting as much as £7billion a year paying over the odds for food that has been faked in some way. This includes foreign beef being passed off as British beef and inorganic produce passed off as organic. Harrods was found to be selling farmed salmon as wild. Another interesting one is honey laundering, where foreign honey is mixed with EU honey, or even worse, corn syrup or sugar added to honey.
So if you tea, honey and beef taste different from what you expected, you know why!