Mouthing off

18 June, 2010
Page 47 

"Herbert entrusts me with the 'secret' recipe. In truth, it's simple, containing just three ingredients: smelt flour, which gives the bread a lovely nutty flavour; Cornish sea salt and water"

Smelt? Not spelt? Jasper Gerard of The Telegraph's whiffy take on BB columnist Tom Herbert's 'record' £12 loaf

"There is a truly absurd spelt-enriched breakfast cereal marketed by Food for Life Co, under the name Ezekiel 4:9. It takes its name from the biblical verse that instructs the Prophet Ezekiel: 'Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof.' The word 'fitches' is held by Food for Life to be the same as spelt. What the cereal marketing chaps seem to have overlooked is Ezekiel 4:12: 'Thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man.' 'Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles,' says the Lord. It's not a recipe for healthy living at all"

Christopher Howse, also in The Telegraph (maybe Jasper Gerard was right after all)

"I really like the cakes and other sweets, donuts are my favorite"

ambitious American Donna Simpson, who has set herself a target to become the world's fattest woman by nearly doubling her weight to 1,000lb in two years, offers an unremarkable insight into her diet





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