14 February 2013
The latest rumpus about horse meat infiltrating our food chain begs the very pertinent question Do you know what you're putting in your mouth?
Perhaps you are very particular about what is permitted to enter your mouth but even the very best of us has swallowed something they shouldn't from time to time.
Satisfying your immediate craving is all very well but gobbling down an inappropriate meat is liable to leave a nasty taste in the mouth and quite possibly a dodgy tummy too.
Gone are the days when you knew the local butcher so well that you trusted his meat implicitly and were perfectly happy to gulp down whatever he offered you, safe in the knowledge that your complete satisfaction was his only desire.
The lesson is there for us all that we ought to take great care of what portion we accept as there are unscrupulous folk about who would slip you something quite unsavoury given half a chance: it's always best to look before you lick and even better to check before you chomp.