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Is Allegra McEvedy a bit of a hypocrite?

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minitrip Tue 01-Sep-09 17:34:56

I know Allegra isn't claiming to save the planet on Economy Gatronomy, but we've stopped eating at Leon (healthy fast-food restaurant which she founded and is now a shareholder) because by the admission of one of the staff they don't bother to recycle their disposable plastic cutlery or takeaway boxes. Even Pret-A-Manger, the McDonalds of sandwich bars, recycle their waste. What's economic about filling landfills with plastic cutlery?

TheFallenMadonna Tue 01-Sep-09 17:36:15

She doesn't need to be economic though does she? She has a restaurant and a TV series.

TheFallenMadonna Tue 01-Sep-09 17:36:31

And a book.

Fimbo Tue 01-Sep-09 17:36:49

I love Leon, not her though.

Fimbo Tue 01-Sep-09 17:37:32

I have the book but feck me if I can make her aoli sauce.

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Tue 01-Sep-09 17:43:58

it is v. difficult to recycle plastic, esp in the uk. i suspect most of prets recycling is the paper and cardboard. i would be amazed if they recycle the cutlery

minitrip Tue 01-Sep-09 17:51:09

Point taken EleanoraBuntingCupcake but perhaps there could be the option of returning cutlery to be washed and reused. Old fashioned I know...

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Tue 01-Sep-09 17:52:28

health and safety and all that. plastic cutlery can splinter etc.

minitrip Tue 01-Sep-09 17:53:02

Don't we all need to be a bit economic with the world's resources TheFallenMadonna?

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Tue 01-Sep-09 17:55:19

i don't really get teh point of your boycott. does she claim to be an eco warrier? mcdonald do a hell of alot more damage with their crappy food.

NoahFence Tue 01-Sep-09 17:55:41

Is she related to Edie Mcrreedy?

minitrip Tue 01-Sep-09 17:56:20

Or maybe wooden/biodegradable cutlery?

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Tue 01-Sep-09 17:56:29

she looks like she might indeed be related.

bless eddie.dd still thinks she saw her when we went to tobermory

mollyroger Tue 01-Sep-09 17:57:08

or Hairy McClary from Donaldson's Dairy...?

NoahFence Tue 01-Sep-09 17:57:59

muffin maclay says she is NOTHING to do with him - he only speaks on hay related matters

minitrip Tue 01-Sep-09 18:00:09

No EleanoraBuntingCupcake, she doesn't claim to be an eco warriore. It's the use of 'Economy' in the title of her programme that I'm objecting to, and the constant complaining about wasted food, when she is chucking tonnes of plastic into the ground.

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Tue 01-Sep-09 18:00:18

how can you joke with the earth is being killed by plastic forks

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Tue 01-Sep-09 18:01:08

the programme is shite i would boycott her purely on that alone. i saw it last week and they were making ridiculous things that were not remotely economical

minitrip Tue 01-Sep-09 18:03:47

On that we agree EleanoraBuntingCupcake. Wouldn't most people get bored of eating salmon five days in a row?

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Tue 01-Sep-09 18:04:21

the treacle tart made me want to boak

mollyroger Tue 01-Sep-09 18:05:37

Spork me with a foon...

minitrip Tue 01-Sep-09 18:06:54

I've noticed they tend to choose middle-class families with ridiculously large shopping bills. I would challenge her to cook her fancy dishes cheaper than a weekly shop at Iceland.

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