Friday, November 03, 2006

Hail to the Chef

Here's a story from today's news that caused me to lose my appetite:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has flown his chef to Egypt to "share recipes" and discuss culinary protocol with the chief cooks of 16 other national leaders at a meeting of what has been called "the most exclusive gastronomic club in the world.

"The precedent has been for the last 10 years that the prime ministers have sent their chefs," said a spokesperson with the Prime Minister's Office. It is a form of "professional development," the spokesperson added.

I think the Prime Minister's PR department is in need of some professional development too.

(Thanks to Steve and Marnee)

2 comments:

HearHere said...

Interesting networking. I think this is a really nice foreign affairs gesture. No downside here at all. Sometimes it is these kinds of reaching out that helps relationships. Then when the heads of those states come to visit the PM's chef will have some insights into their national foods and culture.

Anonymous said...

"Then when the heads of those states come to visit the PM's chef will have some insights into their national foods and culture."

Buy the chef an ethnic cookbook, this junket is a waste of tax dollars and grandstanding.