Boke cuisine: Hilarious Twitter page is dedicated to “jakey teas”

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A HILARIOUS Twitter page is proudly showing the world the absolute worst of Scottish home cooking.

“Jakey Teas” boasts dozens of pictures of the most unhealthy and downright bizarre meals ever served up north of the border.

And the page, started last month, has now received the backing of Trainspotting legend Irvine Welsh.

One particular dismal meal shows beef-flavoured crisps in a roll with butter, a Peperami Fire Sick and a can of IrnBru.

Some of the boke-inducing teas include a slice of pizza and spicey chicken wings and a battered fillet of fish covered in brown sauce.

Whilst another stomach-churning dinner features instant noodles on a slice of toast covered in sliced ham and melted cheese.

One particular dismal meal shows beef-flavoured crisps in a roll with butter, a Peperami Fire Sick and a can of IrnBru.

Some of the boke-inducing teas include a slice of pizza and spicey chicken wings and a battered fillet of fish covered in brown sauce.

Another awful offering features french fries covered in melted cheese with a puddle of bakes beans on the plate.

Tweeting the page, Edinburgh born author Irvine Welsh said: “Jakey Teas is a brilliant follow.

The brothers, who amazingly share their names with 90s Hibs players Keith Wright and Mickey Weir, are from Leith, which boasts two Michelin-starred restaurants.

“Keith” said: “I started it because me and my brother, whenever we were having a ‘jakey tea’ would send a pic over on whatsapp with the caption ‘jakey tea’ and I though it would be funny to start an account.

“I think being brought up in the 80s it wasn’t so much ‘jakey’ but the norm especially in working class families I would say as not many mums and dads knew how to cook properly.

“Of course that’s totally different now where more folk are eating healthy and so into cooking but back then it was whatever was in the freezer or home made mince and tatties if you were lucky!”

The 38 year-old added: “I wouldn’t say it was jakey teas every night as my dad was a chef but when mum was in charge it was mince pie chips and beans ahoy!

“It’s nostalgic and brings back happy memories from my youth when you had these sorts of dinners and I think people can relate to it.

“JakeyTeas is something you have now once in a blue moon and when put infront of you, you think ‘that’s not the best’ but when you devour it is absolutely sublime.

Talking about the Trainspotting author Keith continued: “Irvine Welsh is a top bloke and done loads for Edinburgh, he’s a legend!

“When he sees something written in the native tongue combined with teas he had as boy himself it was a no brainier he was going to like the page!

“I’ll have to get a specially made jakey tea in his honour for promoting the page. Cheers Irvine!”

 
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