The doner kebab, the shawarma, the shish-taouk, the donair. They have as many names as they have regional variations and lots of people have their opinions on which version is the best. But they are all, basically, loaves of meat from a rotisserie, shaved off and served in a pita with some kind of sauce. And since last year, the popular fast food has made its way to Coronation Street.
But a federal Canadian safety group is recommending a few changes to the way Jerry Morton’s chief source of income is created. For one, they want to ensure only inspected meat is served on donairs and that the meat be cooked twice. Colour me surprised that it isn’t done already. This was in the wake of a couple of E-coli outbreaks in Edmonton that were linked to uncooked donairs.
I’d like to know how long Jerry keeps his doner meat out in the open, given that the missus once remarked that the amount of meat on that rotisserie never seems to change. I’d stick with french fries at that place, particularly if Darryl is working the counter.
Further to the health committee’s recommendations, another way to avoid health issues associated with donairs is to not eat them.