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Carp Restaurant - 4 February 2011
  Just recently I have visited the next village along (Stomansi), to try out the delicacy of fish and chips the fish being not the traditional Cod or Plaice but the the just as delicious carp. As a young boy I spent many weekend trying to catch these fish is the local pond but had no idea that they were such good eating.

I suppose there are many foods that the British public now miss out on, due to them no longer being fashionable. Carp is certainly one of them. The restaurant is set-up quite similar to what I imagine is a suishi reataurant in that you actually get to select the fish of your choice whilst it is still swimming round! 20 mins later it is all cooked and delivered to your table, and is absolutely delicious. Why some types of food have gone out of fashion I think has more to do with food producers than the feeding habits of the populace. I am sure if Birds-eye made carp fingers rather cod flavoured paper mache ones then the carp would still be present on many menus throughout the UK.

I have eaten many things on my travels, these include dry roasted ants known as 'Ntini' in there native Tanzania, who knows what whilst travelling around south east asia but the availability of large insects available at the markets was unbelieveable.

The people of my village don't seem quite as adventurous as me though and are quite set in there ways, I have introduced some different foods when I have gone to the pub, most are politely tasted, but not coveted. English Mustard they just don't understand why anyone would want to destroy the flavour of beef. However I have recently introduced them to roast parsnips, and these were an indisputable success, so much so that I have distributed 5 packets of seeds around the village so they can grow their own this year. Yorkshire puddings next, what is not to like!


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