More food-related photos
Today, I present two more food-related photos. Warning: One of them is mildly not-safe-for work.
My wife took the first of these photos. It's commonly supposed that Milton's major monument is in Poet's Corner, in Westminster Abbey. But his real monument can be found in the village of Chalfont St. Giles, across the street from the cottage in which he wrote Paradise Lost:
Although there is no historic plaque testifying to the fact, I like to believe that this is the very same restaurant from which Milton would order a curry after a late night of boozing and poetry. I further surmise that Paradise Lost originally told the story not of Satan but of Satay, until a stray bit of peanut sauce transformed the "y" into an "n." (It should be noted that Milton was a distinctly unpopular customer at the Milton Thai House, thanks to his habit of writing "They also serve who only stand and wait" on the credit card receipt in place of an actual tip.)
Currently, the Milton Thai Restaurant doesn't seem to have a motto. May I respectfully suggest "To Justify The Ways Of Pad Thai Man"?
Speaking of food, the second photo provides further evidence of the British inability to come up with appetizing product names:
Remember: small children can choke on nuts.
Sadly, this unique zoological byproduct turns out to be ordinary peanuts:
This leaves me with two questions. First, is the name "Roasted monkey nuts" less giggle-inducing to a Brit than to a Yank? And, second, why did I never realize until now just how silly a word "peanuts" is?