The metaphors just keep coming
Brexit’s impact on the U.K. food industry is moving from broad spectrum disruption to “oh god, this is a metaphor isn’t it,” as 16 million apples rot in orchards. EU workers are responding to the uncertainty and political aggression surrounding Britain’s departure from the EU by working in countries that aren’t tearing themselves apart, and apples are responding by falling to the ground, decomposing, and costing farmers money. The shortage of labour — as many as 70,000 vacant positions — could also threaten winter crops of carrots, sprouts, and parsnips come Christmas, according to the Times. At least, by then, Brexit will be done an— [The Times]
And in other news...
- The hottest restaurant of 2019 disappoints Jay Rayner in Borough Market.
- Critically acclaimed soba noodle specialist Yen will close at the end of October.
- Kooky drinks brand Innocent clarifies that its new conker milk is both not real and possibly deadly.
- Morrisons is now offering diners the opportunity to have no idea whether their food is infernally spicy until they eat it, with a ghost chilli pizza. [Mirror]
- This drink is pitch black but tastes tropical. Obviously, it’s a frappuccino. [Mirror]
- Good tweet:
walking down the street minding my own business drinking a san pellegrino (totally normal) and a passing teen yelled “yo! san pelly g!” and all his mates laughed. completely out of line— henno (@jrhennessy) October 19, 2019