(originally posted 1.16.06)
I just find this horrifying, in every way. The "meat" looks carbonized, the "cheese" looks like cake icing, which, no, and the brussel sprouts are waaay too green. I don't like them anyway. They taste like little balls of cow cud, if you can, like me, imagine what cow cud tastes like. I am not a fan of food that comes in balls, anyway. Something about biting into them bothers me.
(Since I wrote this, I have come to appreciate sauteed or roasted Brussels sprouts. I'm fairly certain I'd still hate these ones, though.)
By the way. The caption says to serve this to produce a "British" flair for your meal. And there is a recipe for trifle, to have for dessert. You can see a bit of it in the photo. It's trifle in theory, anyway. I am surprised there is no little toothpick paper Union Jack stuck into the top of the cheese casket. But you could take that extra step yourself, now that I've given you the idea.