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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby psquithy » 06 Jan 2021, 14:11

NottinghamWhite wrote:Got to thinking this morning how food has changed over the years. Back when I started work as a waiter things like braised oxtail, jugged hare & roll mop herring were common place on menus. Most menus offered a fish course on their evening menus. Kedgeree was popular at breakfast. Anything you remember from your youth that’s no longer in fashion ?


Rabbit - we used to have it quite a lot in my youth (60's and early 70's) - I think Myxomatosis was largely responsible for its demise as a food stock, not necessarily because the "food " rabbits were contaminated, but because of the bad publicity.

I just read that it was introduced intentionally to the UK in the 1950's to control the wild population - which I had not previously realised.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby NottinghamWhite » 12 Jan 2021, 12:20

Jim Gannon ( Stockport County manager ) last night refused to give an interview after his teams defeat to West Ham after the company failed to fix his broken Sky box. :D
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby johnh » 12 Jan 2021, 13:58

psquithy wrote:
NottinghamWhite wrote:Got to thinking this morning how food has changed over the years. Back when I started work as a waiter things like braised oxtail, jugged hare & roll mop herring were common place on menus. Most menus offered a fish course on their evening menus. Kedgeree was popular at breakfast. Anything you remember from your youth that’s no longer in fashion ?


Rabbit - we used to have it quite a lot in my youth (60's and early 70's) - I think Myxomatosis was largely responsible for its demise as a food stock, not necessarily because the "food " rabbits were contaminated, but because of the bad publicity.

I just read that it was introduced intentionally to the UK in the 1950's to control the wild population - which I had not previously realised.


The worst job I had, as a lad, during the war, was being sent to the butchers on a Saturday morning to get a rabbit. The only meat that wasn't 'on ration'. Middle of winter, freezing cold and a queue that stretched for 20 yards down the road outside the shop. Never thought about it at the time but for every order, the butcher picked up a rabblit, skinned it, chopped its head off, plus whatever else he had to do. Nothing appeared to be prepared in advance. I reckon the average queueing time was about 3 hours.
Used to love rabbit when done by my Mum, the gravy was superb. Haven't had it since!
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby rigger » 12 Jan 2021, 14:24

Now, if you had been French you could've taken the rabbit home, live.
You, your mother, or anyone else in your family would know how to strip the animal down, drain the blood (PM for how) and dress it for cooking and consumption.

The only problem then would've been catching the buggers in the first place.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Davycc » 12 Jan 2021, 18:21

Never understood how a rabbits foot is meant to be lucky. Tell that to the rabbit !
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby johnh » 12 Jan 2021, 18:35

rigger wrote:Now, if you had been French you could've taken the rabbit home, live.
You, your mother, or anyone else in your family would know how to strip the animal down, drain the blood (PM for how) and dress it for cooking and consumption.

The only problem then would've been catching the buggers in the first place.


You are talking about my Nan on my Dad's side.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby johnh » 12 Jan 2021, 18:40

Davycc wrote:Never understood how a rabbits foot is meant to be lucky. Tell that to the rabbit !


Well if the rabbit's limping instead of in the pie, its probably had a lucky escape.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby LAsouthcoast » 12 Jan 2021, 20:40

We used to have rabbit regular when i was i kid, my uncle was a game keeper in Angmering and used to bring a couple round on a Sunday, i used to watch my dad gut and skin them ready for mum to cook up to feed us lot, i was one of six so they were a great help for my parents.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Davycc » 16 Jan 2021, 13:24

For those that enjoy a flutter on the footie.

Many of you will probably know this (Tracey wishes she had know last week when Bayern let her bet down after being 2 up v Monchengladbach ) :thumbdown:

Bet365 have a feature that if your team goes 2 goals up the bet is won both on singles and accy's Have switched from William Hill to see how it goes.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Wigan White » 16 Jan 2021, 13:27

Davycc wrote:For those that enjoy a flutter on the footie.

Many of you will probably know this (Tracey wishes she had know last week when Bayern let her bet down after being 2 up v Monchengladbach ) :thumbdown:

Bet365 have a feature that if your team goes 2 goals up the bet is won both on singles and accy's Have switched from William Hill to see how it goes.


Used Bet365 for years. It's a great feature, not that it does me any good though. :roll:
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