Wise Old Owls


But what would you call a group of them?

Everyone knows that owls are considered knowledgeable and wise, which might be why a group of these remarkable birds is called a ‘parliament’. A parliament also refers to a legislative body of government, or more simply, a group of politicians. Given owls are mostly solitary creatures, it is not a common spectacle to see a parliament of owls.

Owls mostly live alone, unless they are mating. And they hunt solo, for reasons of survival. Who wants to share the food you have painstakingly stalked, pursued, and hunted with someone else? HOO?

Ingredients: Artichokes, hazelnuts, spring onions, and figs.