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Here we are in the final week of June, and hopefully just ahead of some real summer weather!

Anyway we heard today all about the unusual dish which has just been added to the menu of an Indian restaurant in Kilmarnoch, Scotland.

Now quite apart from the fact that the usual fare of Indian restaurants is curry, whilst pizza is usually a dish to be found in Italian restaurants, this particular establishment has launched a very unusual offering – SPICY AARDVARK PIZZA!

According to chief chef, ANSOR ANTON, the dish is made from green chillies, spicy chicken, lamb mince and, of course aardvark.

Well that’s as maybe since it seems that one customer who recently visited the establishment reports that after being confronted by a food inspector, the restaurant has backtracked on the ingredients.

Apparently a woman in a white coat and a hair net claiming to be an inspector turned up demanding more information on the aardvark pizza, like the origin and what supporting documentation existed.

A staff member told her it was only called an aardvark pizza, but there wasn’t actually any aardvark in it. He said it was just spicy mince, chicken and lamb.”

A full investigation into the business has now been launched by East Ayrshire Council.

And in the second hour of today’s show we travelled from modern day Scotland  to deepest and darkest Cornwall during the second World War, as this was the setting for MARGARET MILLS’ book choice for this month.

The book Margaret looked at is called THE STRANGER by writer and journalist KATE RIORDAN who is currently in the midst of writing her fifth novel.

The book under review today is set in 1940’s Cornwall where with the Second World War raging, three women arrive seeking a safe environment.   But there are problems within the community:  in addition to the tensions of waiting for a possible German invasion, other issues confront the residents of Penhallow, as they try to discover the answers to shocking mysteries and find out who is to be trusted – and whether somebody isn’t what they seem.

Listen again here to what Margaret had to say about this book: –

And if this book tickles your fancy here are the details “The Stranger” by Kate Riorden is published by  Penguin,  paperback (2018)   price =  £5.75 (WH Smith),  £7.99  (Waterstones).

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