Mouthing off

06 May, 2011
Page 51 

"You really couldn't make this up the Royal baker banning the Union Jack. It's a symbol of national pride. Everyone is flying the flag and putting up Union Jack bunting for Friday. There's a feel-good factor everywhere. But what happens in Scotland? It gets linked to the whole Rangers-Celtic sectarian madness"

A "source" at the McVitie's factory in Glasgow is outraged that the company that has been making cakes for Royal events since 1893 has banned staff from putting up the Union Jack, according to The Mail

"What's that place in good old England? The bakers? Greggs, that's right Greggs. They do the best pasties there"

No, you wouldn't have guessed it in a million years. It's goth rocker Marilyn Manson, gloriously described as "Pasty-faced" by those pun-novators at The Sun

"My guilty pleasure? Those Heinz baked beans with pork sausages in them. Most of the time, I won't even heat them up, I'll just eat them straight from the tin"

Top cake maker Eric Lanlard shares his gastronomic inspirations with The Independent





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