It’s true. Have I had any? No. But I thought I should share with you the ‘wrestling’ that goes on within me at mealtimes. Not 100% of the time. But there is a struggle. The scene is Saturday morning breakfast: I have one continental frankfurt in the fridge and it’s calling me. One of my ‘Frankenstein’ foods is white bread rolls or white bread. Meaning, if I have it in the house I will ceremoniously wedge lots of point-errifc things in the centre of the snow-white fluffiness and consume, consume consume. If it’s a salad roll, I’ll have a minimum of three. So just keep the rolls and white bread away from me in the home. The lone frankfurt begs me to wrap anything ‘bready’ around it. The tomato sauce squeezey bottle coo’s… promising me a tangy, smokey hot ride (in partnership with the meat). So why do I have just one continental frankfurt in the fridge? Because I bought just one. I never buy just one. But I was meeting myself half-way. I really wanted to buy 6, but knew I should steer clear of processed meat because of my relationship with it. So I compromised and bought one. The photo above shows you what I just finished eating for breakfast (with the red papaya not visible). I have two pieces of one point ‘Woolworths’ toast waiting patiently (but cooling) and a small tin of baked beans ready to blanket the multigrain crunchiness. The lone continental frankfurt remains ‘mummified’ in butchers paper, in the fridge – with it’s husky, sodium-nitratey voice silenced for now.
–noun Chemistry. a crystalline, water-soluble compound, NaNO3, that occurs naturally as soda niter: used in fertilizers, explosives, and glass, and as a color fixative in processed meats.