Fearnley-Eats-it-all, 46, has scoffed placenta pate, curried fruit bat, giraffe and calf testicles in the past. The public are duly reminded to take anything he says with more than a dash of organic sea salt.
What was he going on about then?
Well, when asked whether Hugh would eat a portion of pup, he said: “In principle, but not in practice, I have no objection to a high-welfare organic puppy farm. You can’t object, unless you also object to the farming of pigs. It’s an artificial construct of our society, a cultural decision, to make pets out of dogs and meat out of pigs.”
“Both animals could be used the other way round, although pigs probably do make better meat than dogs and dogs better pets than pigs, but it’s not a foregone conclusion.”
The chef, who has campaigned to diversify our fish and meat eating patterns and has highlighted issues surrounding the mass production of chickens.
Perhaps puppies are next on the chopping board for the Dorset-dwelling smallholder.
Oh no wait, Hugh is actually a vegetarian at the moment. Despite extolling the virtues of delicious home-reared meat for the past decade, Hugh is cooking up a new vege recipe book so he has been off meat for five months.
“But I don’t think we’re gimmicky.â?
We donât either Hugh.