Don’t Drink and Dine

In Great Britain, the cultured vegetarian protein Quorn is much more popular and accepted than it is here; the company even has advertisements on television (something like “Quorn: It’s what’s for dinner”).

Earlier this year, an ad for the product debuted that stirred up lots of controversy. In it, a schoolgirl threatens her brother, who is trying to steal her Quorn, by brandishing cutlery, saying, “Touch my food, feel my fork.”

In a tragic case of life imitating (commercial) art, a 45-year-old grandmother stabbed her companion in the leg after he ate the chop she’d saved for an after-pub snack. She took up a kitchen knife and “[a]s she drove it into his leg she shouted ‘Eat my pork, feel my fork.’”

The judge was lenient, sentencing her to probation rather than jail, and directing her to address her drinking.

Notes the stabbed boyfriend: “I’m glad she didn’t go to jail—I won’t go near her pork chops ever again.”

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