Monday, 17 October 2016

17th October 2016 - Food for thought

Thought for the day :"I was born to be a pessimist. My blood type is B Negative."

Started a new diet - or at least an old diet, yesterday... Mainly cutting down the carbs (didn't quite cut out the Chateau 41- that can be later in the week). Hardest part is still the midnight cravings - no crisps or cheese or crackers... Best for me of course - last time managed to kick a stone and a half and only put the hlaf back on - would be nice to do the same again .... We shall see..

Meanwhile - a quick look back at food issues form the past...

Bananas : Last to come off ration in 1954, many kids had never tasted these strange looking fruits. Luckily when bananas returned to the shops, the Labour government decreed that every child should taste a banana. It was probably the only way to stop mums and dads scoffing them all


In the 1950s Wimpy bars landed on every high street. A very British take on the American diner, they were packed with eager teenagers eating a Polynesian, shanty or bender burger with knives and forks. How civilised.


In the 1970s, no dinner party was complete without a fondue set. Families and friends across the country sat with their teak-handled forks, digging bread out of bubbling cheese, while sipping on Mateus Rose.

Yup - we had one - can't really remember using it much...

Nostalgia is not what it used to be ...



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