:: Tuesday, June 01, 2004
DEFINITION OF PIE
regular low-life chimps like meself couldn't possibly hope to understand, comprehend, or grasp in simple pidgeon english the ever mysterious conspiracies and sledgehammer politics of the local meat pie industry. We chomp away, coughing out the occassional razor blade, bandaid or eyeball.. and are really none the wiser.. wots a meat pie to us?.. but a puddle of unidentified meat slush pooped into a pastry shell?
sure it's a quaint little 'ol local Adelaide institution.. and you wouldn't think it'd be grounds for a territorial pissing contest.. but, sure enough.. peak under the microscope.. past the bacteria now forming nations in your stomach.. and that's wot you'll find..
case in point - today, at LONG last, after YEARS in obscurity I FINALLY manage to get me a VILI's PIE (see, look above PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF!!) now, you gotta be thinkin' "he's fookin' barking orf 'ees rocka again!!" (note how I suspect my audience to be of dubious intelligence).. but y'see.. a few years back, I could find VILIS everywhere.. damn tasty little bastards they were too.. the soft pastry, subtle zingy spices and exotic flavourings.. aaah.. the quality.. it made other mortal pies seem like STALE TRASH in comparison, you'd SPIT THEM OUT IF YOU COULD, HA!
*ahem* now where wuz I?
y'see the problem was, the supply dried up..
the corner deli where I used to buy them, CLOSED..
the local 24/7 servo where I could also buy them no longer sold 'em.. (replacing 'em with inferior BALFOURS or "MRS MACS" PIES (??)
in almost every other convenience store in city and suburb they were glaringly absent..
did VILIS go out've business?.. oh NO.. CAFE DE VILIS lived on.. hid away happily in some shithole obscure place off South Road for years.. one of those best kept secrets of career drunks and end-of-the-night munchie fiends looking for a masochistically lengthy journey just to get their fix..
meanwhile - everywhere else you turn, BALFOURS ruled with an iron fist.. and VILI's was soon forgetten, left to rot in the unrecognised meat puddle in the sky..
I really suspected foul play here.. almost akin to some kinda MAFIA style turf war.. I mean, there CAN BE NO OTHER SANE RATIONAL EXPLAINATION!!
but.. as mysteriously as VILIS disappeared.. it seems they're returning once more.. like the flow of the tides, it's become the age of VILIS again..
the fact I can FINALLY find me a VILIS pie, whilst at the same time - BALFOURS CAFE in Rundle Mall is closing down for good (after over a century of service) coincidence?? I THINK NOT!
yes.. naive little chimps like myself could not possibly understand the dark politics behind the scene of the food industry.. which begs me to ask.. whilst I chomp happily into yet another pie.. should I be concerned WHAT MEAT I'M EATING? could it quite possibly be another silent victim of the ADELAIDE MEAT PIE war?
hmmm.. food for thought.. eh?
:: Spoz 5:06 PM |