A long, long time ago, a scamp that I barely knew by the name of the Food Urchin caught me at a vulnerable moment and used some kind of Derren Brown-style trickery to convince me not only to make his dinner for him, but also to package it up and bring it to him.
It turned out he had previous form, as a whole cavalcade of foodies had somehow been suckered one by one into providing sustenance for this miscreant under the auspices of something called Where's My Pork Chop?
What's worse is that, rather than be grateful for our offerings, he felt at liberty to criticise our food and he even began to court the MasterChef finalists, as apparently none of us were high-profile or sexy enough. The swine.
Eventually, we could take no more, and we rebelled and demanded some recompense.
Astonishingly, he more than rose to the challenge with his #WMPCIMU.
Crank up the sound, watch the video and then join me in applauding the Food Urchin, for he is indeed the Fire Pit King.
Incidentally, an imu is an underground oven used in the Hawaiian style of cookery called kālua. So now you know.
And if you're foolish enough to want to join the official Where's My Pork Chop Fanclub, you can do so here.
(music: "Lubbock Street", written by Tom Phillips, performed by Joe Pavos and the Grasshoppers, taken from the soundtrack to Pure Evil II)
And you got to call me a miscreant back too!
I was honoured to be there x
Great video MiMi. A pleasure to meet you at last.
@Biggest Jim - Cheers - same to you :)
And I love the google shot at the end, when will jesus bring the pork chop? nearly made me wet myself!
Worst bit - I can hear my voice in the background and it's making me cringe! :)
@Suzler - It was very cool :)
Thanks Celia! It was indeed an august occasion and a pleasure to meet so many lovely people xxx
@Mummy FU - Awww, thanks Mummy FU - lovely to meet you and Daddy FU too! Very, very honoured to have you comment x
@gastrogeek - Yeah, I thought you'd like that :p
So nice to have a record of such a lovely evening.
Really great to meet you and Simon at last. Hope to meet up again soon.
@The Ample Cook - Thanks Jan - I felt I had to pay tribute in some way :)
Lovely to meet you and Tiny too - must get some of his Tonsil Tickler! Oh and the gorgeous baklava!
@sasasunakku - I love how so many different cultures had the same idea :)
Great video - gave me a flavour of the atmosphere, and great firepit from FU!
You shoulda been there, dude - we missed you.
@Paul aka Pavel le Bouche
Oh - you must listen to the sound - you'd like the vid even more! There's a speech by Danny and the music (by my mate) is wonderful - I think it'd be right up your street!