Tuesday, July 8, 2008

G8 leaders feast on 8 courses after discussing world food shortages

G8 leaders feast on 8 courses after discussing world food shortages

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article4286365.ece

G8 Leaders Statement on Global Food Security

July 8, 2008
1. We are deeply concerned that the steep rise in global food prices coupled with
availability problems in a number of developing countries is threatening global food
security. The negative impacts of this recent trend could push millions more back intopoverty, rolling back progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We have taken additional steps to assist those suffering from food insecurity or hunger, and today renew our commitment to address this multifaceted and structural crisis.

The G8 Summit Menu:

First course:
Amuse-bouche
Corn stuffed with caviar
Smoked Salmon and Sea Urchin "Pain Surprise style"
Hot Onion Tart
Winter Lily Bulb and Summer Savory

Second course:
Folding Fan Modeled Tray decorated with Bamboo Grasses for Tanabata Festival
Kelp-flavoured cold Kyoto Beef shabu-shabu, asparagus dressed with sesame cream
Diced fatty flesh of Tuna Fish, Avocado and Jellied Soy Sauce, and Japanese Herb "Shiso"
Boiled clam, tomato, Japanese Herb "shiso" in jellied clear soup of clam
Water Shield and Pink Conger dressed with Vinegary Soy Sauce
Boiled Prawn and Jellied Tosazu-Vinegar
Grilled Eel rolled around Burdock strip
Sweet Potato
Fried and Seasoned Goby with Soy Sauce and Sugar

Third course:
Hairy Crab "Kegani" Bisque Style Soup

Fourth course:
Salt-Grilled Bighand Thornyhead with Vinegary Water Pepper Sauce

Fifth course:
Poele of Milk Fed lamb from "Shiranuka" flavoured with aromatic herbs and mustard and roasted Lamb with "cepes" and Black Truffle with emulsion sauce of Lamb's stock and pine seed oil

Sixth course:
Our special selection Cheese, lavender honey and caramelized nuts

Seventh course:
G8 Fantasy dessert

Eighth course:
Coffee served with Candied Fruits and Vegetables

Wines:
Le Reve Grand Cru Brut/La Seule Gloire Champagne
ISOJIMAN Junmai Daiginjo Nakadori (Sake)/Isojiman Shuzo Shizuoka
Corton Charlemagne 2005/Louis Latour Bourgogne
Ridge California Monte Bello 1997

1 comment:

ApaulO Agrinaut said...

G8 leaders do not get the concept of symbolism. They are not the only ones. At Premier Ed Stelmach's Stampede pancake breakfast in Calgary last week, there wasn't one recycling station. The food used was from out of province, even the eggs were from BC. This is an Animal Farm peek into the gap between 'our reality' and how out of touch politicians (World Leaders, what an oxymoron) 'really are'...

EI is a good read.