Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Back to spuds

One sometimes wonders if official menus are being used to make oblique commentary on the current events. At a state dinner for Silvio Berlusconi, the White House served Ponzi wine. For Jamie Oliver's working dinner feast for the G20 tonight, the dinner will include Jersey potatoes. That is, potatoes with origin in Jersey, where the humble tuber and cattle used to be the main events. Before the fields got ripped up to build villas and offices for the tax dodging individuals and corporations setting up shop there. Is Gordon Brown sending one of the Queen's posessions a message?