Long long ago, in a land far far away, before the internet, I used to manage a restaurant in a town called Harpenden. Harpenden has the reputation of being "the second richest town in England" and is full of people with serious attitude.
I won't bore you with the details, but the point of me telling you this is that the 18 months I spent working in the Parisa Café Bar in Harpenden, count as the most stressful in my life.
Years later I am happily living in Cape Town fannying about on Facebook and just for shits and giggles, I put the word Harpenden into the search box.
Imagine how I laughed when I saw the group ' I no longer fear hell, as I have been to Harpenden!' I joined straight away and it was great to catch up with fellow group members who had worked in the bar with me.
The number of food/restaurant related groups on Facebook is huge. There are foodies all over the matrix and I have had the most fun finding them.
There is, for instance, the group that all waiters and bartenders can identify with I'VE WORKED IN HOSPITALITY; I hate most people....'. I am a proud member!
Then there is a group I love Döner kebabs which has nearly 22 000 members. I imagine they must have been devastated when the founder of the döner kebab, Mahmut Aygün, died earlier this week at the age of 87.
Ever wondered what polony is actually made up of. Well you are not alone. There are eight members of the You never quite know what's in that polony? group all asking themselves the same question.
Hmm...and apparently not everybody is a big fan of Jamie Oliver's – just ask the people from the Jamie Oliver deserves a pineapple insertion!!! group. The founder of that group has this to say: " If anyone else thinks he needs a good ball stamping please enlighten me!"
I could go on and on, there are so many out there. I'll just leave you with a couple of er...interesting ones:
I Continuously Check My Fridge For Food Expecting Some To Magically Appear
This group has A LOT of members.
Fuck you mushrooms, get out of my food!
People in this group feel very strongly that if we were meant to eat fungi, we'd lick the shower curtain for breakfast.
And it's not just mushrooms that get the blood boiling: Brussel sprouts taste bad because they are made out of HELL and FARTS!
Official petition to make MacDonald's start delivering food!!
I Didn't Climb all the Way To the Top of the Food Chain To Eat Vegetables
I'm always terrified that my food will get stuck in the vending machine
Imagine – 1035 people can relate to this fear.
Gordon Ramsay shits on Jamie Oliver
And last but not least our very own…
Which foodie group would you like to start?