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No Meat, Poor Man

Having found myself with some stale-bread-turned-breadcrumbs at my disposal today, I was running through the various things that I could do with the breadcrumbs and hit upon the excellent idea of using them to make some glamorgan sausages for dinner. Glamorgan sausages are a type of a meatless sausage originally developed in Wales in the 19th century and revived during WW2 because of the general shortage of meat due to rationing. They have also been referred to as a “Poor Man’s Sausage” because of the lack of meat therein. However, it would be a distinct shame if these sausages were only ever considered as an option where meat was either not available or not affordable, because they are quite worthy of consideration in their own right. (But, hey, even if the recession is the motivating force behind getting these sausages on your plate, you will, I think, be glad once they get there!)

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The Meaning Of Dinner

A dinner can be many things.

Clearly it fills a functional need because we must eat to live and sometimes (maybe too often) that’s more or less all dinner gets to be. Too many people seem to lead busy, busy lives that don’t create a space for what we know dinner can and should be…

  • It can be a family or community ritual.
  • It can be a special occasion, celebratory thing.
  • It can be a manifestation of our cultural identity (as discussed in Tangled Noodle’s thoughtful posts on ethnicity and food identity, which you can read here).

And it can be a way of saying things without words.

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Recession Bites

Could this be a suggestion for these recessionary times?

Eat more chilies – you’ll want to eat less of everything else…

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