Dinner with a Dalek
Last night we dined on fresh Dalek. This is a delicacy not many humans are familiar with but thanks to Mark’s extra-planetary connections we were able to sample one last night. Daleks are generally thought of as being indigestible, and whilst this is true of the adult Dalek, the young ones are quite tender: the trick is to get one before the outer shell has formed. Sometimes known as ‘Skaro Skallops’, these Daleklings are very tasty when chopped and roasted with Earth Apples (‘potatoes’) and Martian (‘red’) onions. I could give you the recipe but Mark’s video does it better:
So, post-Dalek I repaired to Yesim’s where we had an evening of story-telling: I told stories of my Grandfather, about whom I have blogged before:
and also the story of how I first met Leonard Cohen.
Wow! Leonard Cohen and Daleks in one day! I wonder what today will bring?
And whilst we’re on the subject of Daleks I can’t leave you without pointing you once more in the direction of Bill Bailey’s excellent ‘Dr Who Jazz’:
The best bit starts about half-way through but you need some rudimentary French to really get it: my fave line is ‘Ils ne peuvent pas monter l’escalier’.*
* They can’t climb the stairs