Tuned in... with Drivetime DJ Andy Walker
with Drivetime DJ Andy Walker
Nobody likes brussels sprouts. Some people say that they do but
I just don’t believe them. Brussels are simply shrunk cabbages that
have the taste of a half-mashed swede – yuk!
I know that some of you may disagree and insist you are a
brussels lover – but come on be honest, you don’t really like them,
I made the same bold statement that nobody likes the evil little
green things on kmfm Drivetime last week and I clearly struck a
nerve as I have never seen the phonelines light up so much telling
me how wrong I was!
Were you pulling my leg?
Some of our listeners claimed that brussels are lovely and taste
wonderful covered in cheese and cooked in garlic. I think you are
simply adding ingredients to them to try and make them taste
There was even a suggestion that they taste great covered in
curry sauce – that’s just wrong on so many levels.
We allow brussels on to our plates every Christmas Day – and
what happens? We stare at them and ask ourselves the same
questions, “What’s the worse that can happen if I just try the
What’s more, we feel obliged to eat them – especially if we are
guests on Christmas Day.
But even worse than eating them is what happens next. Why do we
put our body through what happens after the Queen’s speech?
As a nation, we can usually set our watches by the hilarious
after effects as homes up and down the UK echo to the immortal
words, “I shouldn’t have had those sprouts!”
So you see, nobody really likes brussels. No one could tell me
during my show what it was exactly that made them attractive to
Why do we love peanut butter? It is simply the nutty texture and
the warmth of the paste.
Why do we love a roast dinner? It is the succulent cut of the
meat and the added taste once the gravy has been poured upon
So have a good think about those brussels sprouts next time you
see them sitting at the supermarket looking up at you, wondering if
you are going to pick them up and take them home.
Just think about the repercussions – at the dinner table and on
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