Friday, December 16, 2011


I'm afraid we have reached another item for which there simply is no vegetarian substitution:

"The four long house tables were laden with tureens of porridge, plates of kippers, mountains of toast, and dishes of eggs and bacon, beneath the enchanted ceiling (today, a dull, cloudy gray)" (Chamber of Secrets 86).

Kippers, in case you didn't know, is (according to wikipedia, that pinnacle of source materials) a whole herring. A small, oily fish, that has been split from head to tail, gutted, salted or pickled, and cold smoked. They are commonly eaten in Britain for breakfast. 

I will keep my opinions on kippers to myself. Suffice to say, we will not be preparing them today.


  1. Kippers for breakfast? I like fish fresh & smoked is ok, but never for breakfast.

  2. Steak for breakfast, now your talking.

  3. surely the flavors can be approximated by non animal ingredients and now I want to try!