Friday, 22 February 2008

Oh, Simple Toad !


I may have forgotten to mention (And On The 273rd Day) that Frank Coales makes a fine snagger too. Now, I know the world is full of banana,fig & custard; cumin,swallow & turnip; and saffron & rose-oil flavoured porkers. But simple, honest, plain pork sausages every time for me. I like a venison snagger as much as the next man, but - a place for everything and everything in its place! The Toad in Toad Hall needs to be a bit simple. Coleman's Original English has a taste not arrived by luck or chance, but over years of fine tuning, a taste not to be messed with, and as such needs a slightly less self-important accompaniment - too loud a banger can ruin the fun. I know full well that when Ratty, Badger and Mole nip round to their rather pompous, oafish mucker for a snack, it'll be plain porkers everytime for them too. MORE OF LESS.

6 comments:

Peter Ashley said...

Ooh lovely. But with a little more thought those bangers could have been made into a face, a sort of Diplo Archimboldo.

A F-A said...

To the list of people who have committed terrible deeds - Stalin, Hitler, Beeching, Blair etc - should be added Linda McCartney: for the 'vegetarian sausage'. It managed to beat even the Crosse and Blackwell tinned sauage of the 50s for vileness. More Toad!

Peter Ashley said...

I agree. I once pitched for the Quorn account and had to go and stuff myself with a huge T-bone steak after every meeting.

Peter Ashley said...

Come on Diplo, haven't you been near the kitchen recently? How about a shot of sherry trifle made from Meccano?

Peter Ashley said...

I'm getting a bit worried about Diplo. Do we think there was something awkward in those sausages?

Justin Savage said...

Sweeney Diplo...