by MPD
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In every job there are certain mistakes you just CAN’T make.  When it comes to being a famous chef that mistake would be TELLING YOUR READERS TO EAT POISON!!! I’m vegan, right? I mean I eat a lot of frigin greens, so I’m not trying to start some sort of wide-spread salad panic, but just be careful where you get your info from.

Celebrity British chef, Antony Worrall is apologizing today after telling Healthy & Organic Magazine readers that henbane is “great in salads.”  In case you’re not aware, henbane is often known as stinking nightshade, because of its pungent odour. Its name, derived from Anglo-Saxon, means “killer of hens”, and consumption can cause hallucinations, convulsions, vomiting and death.

Healthy & Organic Living, which has a circulation of 40,000, says it is “the only magazine dedicated to providing information and advice for modern women who want to discover how to lead a healthy and organic lifestyle”. Yeah, if modern equals gullible and healthy and organic mean non-existent!!

To it’s credit, the magazine sent letters to subscribers warning that, “henbane is a very toxic plant and should never be eaten”, and apologizing for the confusion. So to review — romaine, spinach, collards = good, henbane = bad…VERY BAD! 


  • moonunit

    Isn’t stinking nightshade what Sally uses to poison her captor every night in A Nightmare Before Christmas? LOL

  • parrish

    And in Hamlet what Claudius uses to kill the king.

  • michael

    And Chuck Norris eats it every night…

  • Jennae @ Green Your Decor

    That’s a huge mistake to make! Now they’ll have to hope that every person who read the original story also read the retraction. I hope noone is out looking for some henbane to add to their dinner salad.

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  • Rob

    Apparantly he meant fat hen, which is an edible weed.

  • Remy Chevalier

    hallucinations? where can i score some?

  • VeggieTart

    How the hell do you confuse fat hen and henbane? What a knucklehead. I read about the mistake online, so hopefully subscribers to this magazine have good Internet access.