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Ha! Jamie would have never done this!
clipped from www.independent.co.uk

Scare as top chef recommends hallucogenic weed


The celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson has apologised after he mistakenly
suggested using a poisonous plant in recipes.


In a magazine interview, Mr Worrall Thompson said the weed henbane made a
tasty addition to salads.


Healthy & Organic Living magazine’s website has now issued an urgent warning
that “henbane is a very toxic plant and should never be eaten”.


Mr Worrall Thompson told reporters he had confused henbane with a plant of a
similar name and admitted the mix-up was “a bit embarrassing”.


Henbane – Hyoscyamus niger – has sticky serrated leaves, yellow, funnel-shaped
flowers and a stale scent.


Its name means killer of hens and it can cause hallucinations, drowsiness and
disorientation in humans.


Larger quantities can cause a loss of consciousness, seizures, trembling of
the limbs and, in extreme cases, death.

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Written by kadeeae

August 4, 2008 at 1:10 pm

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