Monday, 19 March 2007
A gross and dangerous Aussie icon: meat pie.
Unfortunately, I have eaten junk food over the last few days (apart from porridge in the mornings), having chips yesterday evening for dinner, when I was at work on an extra shift; and a meat pie today. That was absolutely gross. The chips are junky, but nice, reassuring and good and pure in their own unhealthy way. The meat pie was the only thing left in the canteen at 2pm. That this meat pie has become an Aussie icon is shameful. I don’t eat them much, so it’s repulsiveness was surprising. I thought that it may at least be comforting, filling and have something suggestive to it. Instead, the bland, soggy pastry contained gristly, extremely frightening dark meat. Thank god for the tomato sauce, this took my mind away from the pie, and allowed me to get the calories whilst tasting only a vinegary red sauce, making me (probably wrongly) less scared.