If you want ever again to dip your bread into a bowl of olive oil on your table at a restaurant in Europe, or to pour olive oil onto it from a quaint, refillable jug, you'd better hurry up. It'll be illegal in January 2014:
The small glass jugs filled with green or gold coloured extra virgin olive oil are familiar and traditional for restaurant goers across Europe but they will be banned from 1 January 2014 after a decision taken in an obscure Brussels committee earlier this week.
From next year olive oil "presented at a restaurant table" must be in pre-packaged, factory bottles with a tamper-proof dispensing nozzle and labelling in line with EU industrial standards.
The use of classic, refillable glass jugs or glazed terracotta dipping bowls and the choice of a restaurateur to buy olive oil from a small artisan producer or family business will be outlawed.
Because a practice on the tables of Europe that goes back centuries is . . . what? Dangerous? Unsanitary? This means, of course, that restaurant and cafe owners will not be able to buy in bulk or - more importantly - from smaller olive oil makers, thus killing off a long-time small business that brought both enterprise and charm to Europe.
Explain to me again why Liberals say, "Oh, Europe's model is the best!"
And the way the dhimmis are running Europe, expect this:
|Olive Oyl before the EU|
|Olive Oyl after the EU|