Author Topic: Food that I'll have nothing to do with  (Read 5415 times)

Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #225 on: February 13, 2021, 02:11:49 pm »
As a child, I used to eat the rinds that my mother had cut off the bacon before cooking (yes children, bacon used to have the skin left on). But then again, I used to clean out the mixing bowl after she made a cake mix, raw eggs and all.
It hadn't really occurred to me that there might be children who wouldn't do this...

I think, back then, there probably weren’t, and nor were the parents bothered.
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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #226 on: February 13, 2021, 02:16:39 pm »
I think, back then, there probably weren’t, and nor were the parents bothered.

Growing up I was allowed to scrape out the cake mixing bowl after mum made cakes. And then there was a point when I wasn't allowed to any more, and raw eggs were bad. I was still pretty young so don't have full memories of the why. Looking back I think it's related to the Salmonella stuff in the 80's.

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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #227 on: February 13, 2021, 02:21:51 pm »
As a child, I used to eat the rinds that my mother had cut off the bacon before cooking (yes children, bacon used to have the skin left on). But then again, I used to clean out the mixing bowl after she made a cake mix, raw eggs and all.
It hadn't really occurred to me that there might be children who wouldn't do this...

As far as I know everyone adult or child did this.
Dire Health Warnings attempted to deter this, initially after Salmonella scares and more recently in the USA, where Nasty Things Happened (I think the FLOUR was the issue) but USA food hygiene leaves something to be desired.

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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #228 on: February 13, 2021, 02:26:31 pm »
I think, back then, there probably weren’t, and nor were the parents bothered.

Growing up I was allowed to scrape out the cake mixing bowl after mum made cakes. And then there was a point when I wasn't allowed to any more, and raw eggs were bad. I was still pretty young so don't have full memories of the why. Looking back I think it's related to the Salmonella stuff in the 80's.

J

It was because they contained traces of currie.

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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #229 on: February 13, 2021, 02:31:40 pm »
I think, back then, there probably weren’t, and nor were the parents bothered.

Growing up I was allowed to scrape out the cake mixing bowl after mum made cakes. And then there was a point when I wasn't allowed to any more, and raw eggs were bad. I was still pretty young so don't have full memories of the why. Looking back I think it's related to the Salmonella stuff in the 80's.

J

It was because they contained traces of currie.
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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #230 on: February 13, 2021, 05:59:33 pm »
As a child, I used to eat the rinds that my mother had cut off the bacon before cooking (yes children, bacon used to have the skin left on). But then again, I used to clean out the mixing bowl after she made a cake mix, raw eggs and all.
It hadn't really occurred to me that there might be children who wouldn't do this...

As far as I know everyone adult or child did this.
Dire Health Warnings attempted to deter this, initially after Salmonella scares and more recently in the USA, where Nasty Things Happened (I think the FLOUR was the issue) but USA food hygiene leaves something to be desired.

As an avid fan of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, it seems that food hygiene is a potential issue pretty much everywhere; there will always be those who will take more risks than they should. Having spent a lot of time in the USA, I have not seen any evidence that their general food hygiene is any worse than in UK.

hellymedic

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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #231 on: February 13, 2021, 06:46:45 pm »
As a child, I used to eat the rinds that my mother had cut off the bacon before cooking (yes children, bacon used to have the skin left on). But then again, I used to clean out the mixing bowl after she made a cake mix, raw eggs and all.
It hadn't really occurred to me that there might be children who wouldn't do this...

As far as I know everyone adult or child did this.
Dire Health Warnings attempted to deter this, initially after Salmonella scares and more recently in the USA, where Nasty Things Happened (I think the FLOUR was the issue) but USA food hygiene leaves something to be desired.

As an avid fan of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, it seems that food hygiene is a potential issue pretty much everywhere; there will always be those who will take more risks than they should. Having spent a lot of time in the USA, I have not seen any evidence that their general food hygiene is any worse than in UK.

I suspect kitchen hygiene is fine; it's food production in farms & factories, where practices differ.

hellymedic

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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #232 on: February 13, 2021, 08:19:47 pm »
Unappetiser from my We Want Plates Facebook feed..

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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #233 on: February 13, 2021, 10:39:41 pm »
Unappetiser from my We Want Plates Facebook feed..

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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #234 on: February 13, 2021, 10:54:34 pm »
That is appalling. If I were served that in a restaurant I would walk out.
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hellymedic

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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #235 on: February 13, 2021, 11:04:47 pm »
I trolled my avocado-hating Twitter contact with that.
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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #236 on: February 13, 2021, 11:07:01 pm »
We made a cake the other day. I ate the leftover raw batter in the bowl... Living on the edge, lockdown style!

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Re: Food that I'll have nothing to do with
« Reply #237 on: February 15, 2021, 10:41:57 am »
As a child, I used to eat the rinds that my mother had cut off the bacon before cooking (yes children, bacon used to have the skin left on). But then again, I used to clean out the mixing bowl after she made a cake mix, raw eggs and all.
It hadn't really occurred to me that there might be children who wouldn't do this...

As far as I know everyone adult or child did this.
Dire Health Warnings attempted to deter this, initially after Salmonella scares and more recently in the USA, where Nasty Things Happened (I think the FLOUR was the issue) but USA food hygiene leaves something to be desired.

As an avid fan of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, it seems that food hygiene is a potential issue pretty much everywhere; there will always be those who will take more risks than they should. Having spent a lot of time in the USA, I have not seen any evidence that their general food hygiene is any worse than in UK.

It's sadly a lot worse. There are only reason eggs have salmonella is the horribly industrialized battery chicken rearing (the same for most other bacterial contaminants). In the US, eggs, chicken etc. are washed and sterilized which is a patch on the real issue. The massive US beef and pork industry is immeasurably horrific, worse than Upton Sinclair could imagine.

My mother never made a cake, for which I'm thankful, but we used to get a Victoria Sponge every Saturday. Saturday was also the day I ate a couple of kilos of broken biscuits and washed it down with K-Ora with my hoard of cousins (my mother had twelve siblings, so we were a literal if mostly illiterate hoard).
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