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Foods that have gone out of fashion

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pennycarbonara Sun 08-Jul-18 00:14:09

YouGov poll: yougov.co.uk/news/2018/07/06/which-traditional-british-foods-are-greatest-risk-/
Guardian article about it: www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/07/farewell-tripe-eel-traditional-food-out-of-favour

I was surprised how many of these were things that were totally normal to me as a kid in the 80s, and so the idea of many of them doesn't personally disgust me. (When did chickens stop being supplied with giblets, anyway?) But even then my mum thought tripe was disgusting and unhealthy - and would buy tongue on the same occasion. Which seems odd now.
Medlars are to me something from Shakespeare and occasionally heard of in articles about fancy restaurants and thus a different type of thing totally.

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AjasLipstick Sun 08-Jul-18 02:30:55

Shouldn't this title be "Offal has gone out of fashion"? grin I remember noticing the lack of giblets in chickens. It seemed to happen in the 90s if I remember correctly...and thank God! Disgusting!

Medlars...we have them in South Australia as they grow well. People always seem to be giving them away along with Quince. I think as South Australia was settled by English in the late 1800s, that a lot were planted then...we always have Quince jelly etc available.

Sardines are also popular here...fresh ones though.

fieryginger Sun 08-Jul-18 04:09:57

My mom still buys tongue, liver and faggots. She does live alone now, so she can eat whatever the Jeff she likes, but you won't catch me eating it. Though I did grow up in Brains faggots, I just couldn't now.

Oooh and soft roe, she partial to that too.

fieryginger Sun 08-Jul-18 04:11:09

Eating Brains faggots, even. Auto correct is dreadful on this site.

pennycarbonara Sun 08-Jul-18 09:41:17

Tapioca (which I liked) semolina (no thanks) blancmange (okay but overrated IMO) aren't offal!

@fieryginger, yes, that's another one, cod roe, I'm surprised that wasn't mentioned.

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pennycarbonara Sun 08-Jul-18 09:42:25

Interesting to hear about the medlars in Australia. And quince is another one you don't hear about much other than in restaurants, and that Spanish jelly to go with Manchego.

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SadieHH Sun 08-Jul-18 09:46:46

What's the deal with faggots? We ate them as kids and loved them and I only don't buy them now because I just never think of it. They're only big meatballs aren't they? Or is there some hidden ingredient that I don't know about and am better off not knowing!

MrsJayy Sun 08-Jul-18 09:52:25

Faggots are wrapped in some sort of animal membrane I think ?i might put people off but I am from a country that h
eats haggis

SadieHH Sun 08-Jul-18 09:53:15

Haggis is lovely too. Definitely faggots for tea tomorrow!

cdtaylornats Sun 08-Jul-18 14:05:31

Chicken giblets stopped being provided when butchers discovered chicken livers and hearts can be sold separately.

Wildernessie Sun 08-Jul-18 14:06:37

Meat needs to go out of fashion ASAP..

MikeUniformMike Sun 08-Jul-18 14:07:59

Medlar jam is delicious. The quince thing to eat with manchego is membrillo. Quince jelly is pretty tasty too.

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