15 comments on “Markets, don’cha love ’em?

  1. wasn’t one of the delayed effect of a bad harvest is you need to kill all your livestock and preserve it?- good news for bacon lovers and good time to go short on pork bellies.

  2. Darn, should have grown some lettuce rather than rhubarb. Then again I can do a lovely 2 foot long and inch wide pie. Can’t do that with lettuce.

  3. The absence of lettuce and broccoli in supermarkets was described on BBC radio 5 as a “food crisis”.

    No one from the third world phoned in to give their view.

  4. If this man was selling a house at an inflated price no one would bat an eyelid. Envy him, in fact. What’s the difference?

  5. Yesterday I was almost buried beneath a hail/sleet storm. When arriving home I opted for a Caesar salad instead of the beef stew with dumplings.

  6. Yesterday I was almost buried beneath a hail/sleet storm. When arriving home I opted for a Caesar salad instead of the beef stew with dumplings.

    Ha.

  7. And what do they think will happen if the locavores or food miles fetishists get their way?

    Anyway, as far as I could tell it wasn’t compulsory to buy them. Dog bites man.

  8. @AndrewC, February 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    “The absence of lettuce and broccoli in supermarkets was described on BBC radio 5 as a “food crisis”.”

    I imagine real men are rejoicing at every meal not having their wives/girlfriends/mothers serving broccoli with “you must eat it, it’s good for you”.

    Disclaimer: my mother hates broccoli and recalls how it used to be livestock food.

  9. @Pcar – the French find our taste for parnsips and swedes utterly hilarious for the same reason – they’re used as cattle fodder over there

  10. @Pcar – the French find our taste for parnsips and swedes utterly hilarious for the same reason – they’re used as cattle fodder over there

    Really, do they sell cattle fodder in supermarkets then? Because not only do the French supermarkets sell turnips, they sell several varieties of them.

    https://supermarche-meulan.simplymarket.fr/acheter-navet-bio-500g-,104521,131,941,4091.htm

    (I never did work out what I was meant to do with the black outside white inside ones, but they sure as hell sold them.)

    On the whole the French not in the least sniffy about “peasant” food. They still eat horse and offal, which the English tend to turn their noses up at.

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