Turkish kebab chefs are up in arms after they misunderstood a spoof campaign to ban the kebab in Switzerland. A website announcing the popular initiative ‘Yes to a kebab ban' appeared in Switzerland a fortnight ago calling for Switzerland to ban the eating of kebabs in public places. Launched by Swiss independent campaigner Daniel Graf, the initiative is actually a satirical comment on Switzerland's move towards a nationwide ban on wearing the burqa in public – approved by the lower house of parliament on Wednesday. But many in Turkey missed the point. On Monday Turkish newspaper The Daily Sabah said kebab masters in the country were cross about the “illogical” campaign. Mehmet Kaçak, the president of a restaurant association in the country, told a Turkish news agency that the Swiss government should oppose such a campaign. Under the same logic, Turkey should ban pizza and all other fast foods that did not originate in the country, he said. … [Read more...] about Turkey angry after Swiss tout ‘kebab ban’
Robert Hannah (left) wants a special day dedicated to the kebab pizza (right) Photo: Maja Suslin/TT & Anders Ylander/TT You've probably heard of Cinnamon Bun Day, but what about kebab pizza day? That's exactly what one Swedish politician wants to see put into practice with a new motion proposed to the country's parliament. For the uninitiated (and with the foodstuff making global headlines, there aren't many) the kebab pizza is exactly what it sounds like: a pizza topped with doner meat and finished with ambiguously titled ‘kebab sauce'. It also happens to be one of the most popular forms of pizza ordered by Swedes, who apparently have little concern for the culinary traditions of Italy and Turkey. Now, Liberal MP Robert Hannah wants a special date set aside to pay tribute to the Frankenstein's monster-like creation. Not just any old day either, but January 1st – New Year's Day. There is a serious point behind the MP's motion. The idea is to pay tribute to … [Read more...] about Could Sweden make New Year’s Day kebab pizza day?
A RUSSIAN man was caught strangling and skinning a dog in a park “to supply meat for doner kebabs”. The thug was arrested after shocked teenagers witnessed him butchering the dog and contacted police in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. The man in his 20s named only as Nikolay was identified as an illegal immigrant from Kazakhstan. He told police: "When I lived in Kazakhstan, there were a lot of dogs, and it was normal to cook the meat on a barbecue and eat them.” He confessed: “I used a wire to strangle the dog. “I was given the animal as payment for a job.” After one night in the cells he was released and returned to the scene to try to collect the dog’s carcass which he had strung up on a wall. He was stopped by animal rights activists. MOST READ WORLD NEWSTWISTED dad Heart-stopping moment dad throws daughter off roof before cops catch her below CASTRATION HORROR Chinese bloke chops off genitals after girlfriend mocked his small … [Read more...] about Russian thug caught strangling and skinning a husky dog in a park ‘to supply meat for doner kebabs’
PUBLISHED: 16:08 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:08 31 July 2018 The mislabelled lamb kebab Picture: Norfolk County Council Norfolk County Council A butchers business that sold lamb kebabs that contained pork and turkey instead has been fined £15,000 following a trading standards prosecution. The mislabelled mince steak Picture: Norfolk County CouncilJack Vonde Meats Ltd sold the kebabs in its Gorleston outlet for three for £10 and had also not informed shoppers they contained eggs, which can trigger allergic reactions in some people.Today the Great Yarmouth-based business, which went into liquidation last month, was found guilty of three counts of selling food with false labels and one count of failing to comply with EU hygiene law.The charges relate to Norfolk County Council Trading Standards visits carried out at the company’s branches in Great Yarmouth Market Place and Gorleston High Street in April 2017.Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court heard a sample of the lamb … [Read more...] about “There was no lamb whatsoever in the kebab”: Butchers fined for falsely labelled meat
PUBLISHED: 17:36 28 March 2019 Lucas Cumiskey Jeremy Corbyn MP drops into Archway Kebab on March 28, 2019 to congratulate owner Hakan Topkaya and his staff on winning Best Takeaway in London in the British Kebab Awards 2019. Pictured outside with Hakan. Picture: Polly Hancock Archant Jeremy Corbyn will be propelled into number 10 next year when the economy succumbs to a bigger recession than the 2008 financial crash, predicts the owner of an award-winning Archway kebab shop. Jeremy Corbyn MP drops into Archway Kebab on March 28, 2019. to congratulate owner Hakan Topkaya and his staff on winning Best Takeaway in London� in the British Kebab Awards 2019. Picture: Polly HancockIt was the Labour leader who first nominated Hakan Topkaya’s Junction Road business for a gong at the Best British Kebab Awards, where it was named best takeaway in London for a second time last week. The Islington North MP dropped by Archway Kebab today to presented … [Read more...] about Kebabanomics with Jeremy Corbyn: Archway Kebab boss predicts Islington North MP will be in Number 10 next year