Monday 25 September 2017

Ian O'Doherty: Things that make you go... bleeugh

Steve Coogan in character as Alan Partridge who said Irish 'paid the price for being picky eaters' once the potatoes went down to blight
Steve Coogan in character as Alan Partridge who said Irish 'paid the price for being picky eaters' once the potatoes went down to blight
Myleene Klass. Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

A new survey has come out which lists the most disliked foods in Britain and, what do you know, they hate the same kind of grub as Irish people.

As you might expect, oysters are the things that people hate the most, closely followed by 'fish with eyes' (presumably the image of Blinky, the three-eyed fish from The Simpsons, left its mark on picky eaters), and then old reliables like blue cheese, gherkins, offal and rare meat -- in other words, what some of us consider the essential good things in life are the foodstuffs that give others nightmares.

I paid particular attention to this story because I am becoming increasingly convinced that the Irish, particularly those who live near the coast, have nobody but themselves to blame for the famine.

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