Aug 5, 2008

Chef puts Toxic plant in Salad recipe

Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson committed a deadly mistake by recommending a toxic plant in salads. The 57 year old British chef made the recommendation for a weed called henbane in an interview for the August edition of Healthy And Organic Living magazine. In fact, henbane is a highly toxic plant and is a Schedule III poison under the Medicines Act. If taken, it may cause hallucinations, convulsions, vomiting and even death.

As the magazine was printed in advance, the magazine editor had to issue a apology letter stating that it was a mistake and Antony had a different plant in mind! Thanks God, there was no causalities. The chef also apologized and stated that he confused henbane with fat hen, an edible weed said to be delicious in salads.


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