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I ate at the far-right buffet from hell – POLITICO

Yes, it’s true. Caterers.

At least that’s what one of the organizers told me, implying that they had to resort to a last-minute change of plans to feed the hungry attendees.

The food eventually came into the room – smuggled, some whispered – but perhaps it should have stayed outside.

On both days, lunch for the hundreds of attendees consisted of a series of golf ball-sized entrees, all of which included some sort of creative (and, in my opinion, unwanted) twist. Say goodbye to sandwiches, salads and pasta bowls; that’s not how the right wing works.

Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary, is interviewed by Yoram Hazony, president of the Edmund Burke Foundation, on the second day of the National Conservatism Conference. | Omar Havana/Getty Images

Instead, imagine a vast feast of raw fish – smoked salmon, tuna tartare; raw meat — beef carpaccio with parmesan scales and arugula; and even a mostly raw egg. Cooking is apparently only for liberals. But it wasn’t so bad, my POLITICO colleague gobbled up a plate of “tasty and tangy” pomegranate zucchini with some leaves and yellow stuff. He’s British, though, so no worries about taste.

The menu was real Looney Tunes, with a Bugs Bunny-inspired dish featuring a whole, gigantic carrot – which one conference attendee generously described as “bland” – mashed potatoes and chicken (cooked, Fortunately).


Sara Adm

Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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