The miners trapped underground in a Chilean mine for the last 26 days have complained that their first hot meal during that time served to them yesterday was not really up to the high standards they had expected, and have asked for the chef who cooked it to be dismissed.
The 33 miners, who have, until now, been fed on glucose tablets and high-protein milk through a tiny tube, claim the meatballs, chicken and rice was of "a very poor quality".
The chicken, many claim, was undercooked and "fatty", the meatballs "soggy", and that the rice was "dry" and "tasteless". Several claimed it was inedible, and that they preferred to continue with their recent diet of coal.
Miners leader, Arturo Scargillez, said:
"The chef wants sacking!"
But the miners' wonderfully-named nutritionist, Amelia Ponce, was surprised, and said:
"I don't understand this. We commissioned the best cook in Chile to produce something that would be both nutrritional and mouth-watering, but much seems to have been lost on its journey underground. Next week, we will try sending them chips, beer and fags."