Highly illegal of course

Italian restaurants in Britain should only employ Italian cooks, chef Aldo Zilli has said as critics say this would be discrimination.

And where would Greggs be if only English peeps were allowed to make bacon butties?

10 thoughts on “Highly illegal of course”

  1. Indian restaurants get away with it, so no reason why Italian ones shouldn’t. There was a case brought about this a few years ago, the claim was dismissed with some airy multicultural bollocks which simply ignored what the Law said.

    Laws are there to be used or discarded, as required.

  2. @ Rob. Ah! but are Western Europeans diverse and vibrant enough to receive the benefits of airy multicultural bollocks?

  3. Complete tosh. I’ve made korma for my Indian mate who thought it was great.

    Cooking, flavours, it’s a universal language: does it taste good. You can go to half a dozen Indian households and they all do curry, but there’s variations between them. Go to half a dozen Cotswold tea rooms and their Victoria sponges taste different.

  4. There’s an exception in the Equality Act specifically for this. It allows discrimination for the purpose of maintaining authenticity. That’s why Chinese and Indian restaurants are being prosecuted all the time. The act has quite a few loopholes like that.

  5. I haven’t looked into it lately, but 30 years ago,
    most all restaurants In the southeast U.S. were run by Greeks. Chinese, Tex-Mex, whatever the food, didn’t matter.

  6. I was in New Orleans not so long ago, and everyone said I had to have a beignet (a pastry piled high with powdered sugar) at the Cafe du Monde So, I did (way too much sugar for my taste). But this famed New Orleans establishment appeared to be entirely staffed by Vietnamese.

  7. My local Burger King appears to be staffed entirely by Vietnamese, judging by their name badges. Shouldn’t it be staffed entirely by spherical Americans?

  8. The universality of the human interest in food is summed in the
    role Marco Polo occupies with
    respect to “the noodle.”

    We in the west learn that Polo
    brought it home (and to us) from the far east. In the far east, though, Polo is credited
    with bringing the everywhere-popular “mein” from his home in Italy.


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