At long last – Elizabeth Hurley pigs out
The celebrity-endorsed ready meal now has a meaty main course to replace Linda McCartney's pies
Sunday 21 September 2008
It seems fair to say that most people don't look at Elizabeth Hurley and think, "now there's a woman who enjoys her sausage and mash". But news breaks that one of England's most prestigious clothes hangers is running to pork.
Selling it, that is, to butchers and retailers near her Cotswolds home. Hurley Old Spot is reared on her 100-acre estate, and is said to make "beautiful Sunday roast joints and prime bacon and sausages". This is good news for those of us who only eat food reared by celebrities, and had been looking in vain for a main course.
The celebrity supper is amply supplied with starters: for instance Duchy Originals spinach soup with nutmeg and sage, hand-blended by His Royal Highness Prince Charles himself. Olivia Newton-John's Koala Blue Chardonnay is a perfect accompaniment.
Hitherto, however, the main course has been predominantly vegetarian. It is seldom the cream of rural society does not enjoy a Linda McCartney Country Pie, accompanied by Daylesford Organic vegetables (£10 a bag), dug up by genuine JCB millionaires, marinated in Paul Newman's Own Mesquite with Lime marinade and cooked in a George Foreman Grill. Cliff Richard's Vida Nova 2005 Red – which "has enough quality tannins for ageing" – washes it down beautifully.
The Duchess of Devonshire's Chatsworth estate provides a fine dairy ice-cream for dessert, while for the more modern connoisseur of celebrity nosh, a Little Wallop from the former Blur bassist, Alex James, is a superlative treat. That is a cheese, incidentally, and it harmonises beautifully with Bob Dylan's Fattoria Le Terrazze 2002 Planet Waves.
Should all this not satisfy, the former Cheech & Chong star Cheech Marin makes a smoking range of hot sauces. But beware: Liz Hurley does not appreciate it when food philistines pour these over her bangers.
Life & Style blogs
Penis size study: what's 'normal' anyway?
Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
Penis size: is there a correlation with sexual satisfaction? A scientific look
Apple and Google users being spied on for a decade because of 'Freak' security flaw
- 1 Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Turkish Airlines flight TK 726 crash-lands on Nepal runway amid dense fog
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 5 The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
iJobs Food & Drink
£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Due to the consistent growth of...
£18000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity exists for an ex...
£20000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity exists for an ou...
£18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The fastest growing fitness cha...