We get it – sometimes your mum’s cooking is just so good you need to post it online for the world to see.
But one of Malta’s political leaders was feeling a pot of Maltese kusksu so hard he even had to post a poem about it – and it hit us right in the feelings, though we aren’t sure which feelings.
“Could be afternoon tea, it could be the smell of oranges smiling at you from a tree; it could be the smell of garlic crisping crackling on a pan, the indulgence of the warm pot of your mum for sure her greatest fan,” Adrian Delia poetically said today.
The pot of kusksu – which seems to include some cocktail sausages to really drive the Malteseness home – was posted to celebrate #MakingLifeBeautifulDay2020, because of course it was.
Incidentally, the poem was also posted hours after the entire Maltese cabinet came under investigation for misappropriating public funds to help boost their personal profiles and brands in what might be a global first. Adrian Delia reacted strongly to it… but really, who cares when you have a warm pot of your mum?
Of course, Malta had some things to say about the ’emotional’ tribute.
“I thought that would be the last of it – digestives in curry. Any crime or joke has its limits. Adrian Delia, however, feels otherwise. By putting cocktail sausages in his kusksu, he has challenged me in the kitchen,” Partit Demokratika interim leader Tim Alden said.
“Adrian Delia, I challenge you to culinary combat. A live broadcasted Iron-Chef Cook-off on TVM. What say you?” he asked as he threw down the gauntlet.
Other people were just as shocked at the timing of the post as the inclusion of cocktail sausages.
Either way, next time we are in the mood for a warm pot of someone’s mum, we know who we’re calling: Malta’s Opposition leader.