Celebrity chef slates Irish pork producers
Richard Corrigan, Michelin-starred chef, has described Irish sausages as the
worst in Europe and compared eating a typical rasher sandwich as gobbling "pure
Corrigan had previously attacked Irish chicken,
calling it "shit", which resulted in a drop in chicken consumption last March.
But in his recent attack he said that he felt "even stronger about industrial
Irish pork" than about industrial chicken.
"People are happy to put a rasher and sausage under a grill and have the
sausage sizzling away. But show me the meat content. We have crap sausages - the
worst in Europe. You look at them and all you see is filler and white," Corrigan
Big-brand producers reject comment
However, big-brand producers have rejected Corrigan's comments, saying the
market speaks for itself.
"The public makes its point by buying our quality products in their weekly
shopping and that's increasing," said Galtee, Ireland's top-selling sausage
Supermarket spread killing Irish culture
Corrigan added that the Irish need to start eating real food and turn their
backs on rip-off supermarkets that are inflating prices. He believes
"supermarket spread" will eventually kill Irish culture.
But, according to Pat Daly of the Master Butchers Association, the problem is
the average Irish palate, despite the increase in butchers "People want very
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