DETECTIVE is not averse to sardines on toast for lunch but she wishes someone would come up with an alternative to those tricky ring-pull lids on the tins; they’re fraught with danger when one’s hands are slippery from the oil that invariably leaks out on first piercing Killjoy authorities in the US state of Missouri have told an ice-cream shop to stop making and selling cicada ice cream. The shop sold out its first batch of the delicacy, made with insects collected from employees’ backyards, before being shut down. Detective reckons it’s just not cricket. really want to go on all the rides, so to speak. The eastern European wines are outselling the Australian ones three to one.’’ More: thecrimean.com.
HERE’S a dinner party invitation to avoid. The Fugu Supper Club in London is offering guests the chance to eat the potentially lethal Japanese puffer fish — banned from being sold in the European Union but allowed into Europe in small quantities for private consumption — at a series of pop-up dinners.
The six-course meals will feature the fish famous for killing those who’ve ingested toxins contained in its organs in a variety of guises, including sushi. Guests will be asked to make a £250 ‘‘donation’’ to get around legal loopholes regarding sale of the fish and the dinners will be held at a series of mystery locations across London, including private mansions and galleries. Detective reckons the organisers might find it expedient to include a hospital or doctor’s surgery on the list of potential venues. More: fugusupperclub.com.