Ration books for Christmas?

capfits

Member
Now I am not old enough to remember rationing the last time around, but there seems to be a few a few statements from those in retailing, shipping and distribution that this Christmas maybe hit by shortages.
Could be very exciting if coupled with December like 2010.
While I am sure I and many others will have enough beef sprouts tatties along with foresight to build stocks for another season of excess, what if there is real shortages?
Should we bring back rationing or just let the market decide.
 
Now I am not old enough to remember rationing the last time around, but there seems to be a few a few statements from those in retailing, shipping and distribution that this Christmas maybe hit by shortages.
Could be very exciting if coupled with December like 2010.
While I am sure I and many others will have enough beef sprouts tatties along with foresight to build stocks for another season of excess, what if there is real shortages?
Should we bring back rationing or just let the market decide.

Princess Nut-Nut will reprise Marie Antoinette, and come out on the step of No 10, and tell us to eat cake, vegan of course!
 

caveman

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Location
East Sussex.
Now I am not old enough to remember rationing the last time around, but there seems to be a few a few statements from those in retailing, shipping and distribution that this Christmas maybe hit by shortages.
Could be very exciting if coupled with December like 2010.
While I am sure I and many others will have enough beef sprouts tatties along with foresight to build stocks for another season of excess, what if there is real shortages?
Should we bring back rationing or just let the market decide.
I'll trade you my weekly coupon for a Maccy D milkshake.
 
Location
southwest
I worked in the food supply chain for years-everyone starts planning for/panicking about the Christmas peak from about now, yet when you get to January and look back at actual sales, December is just the same as any other month.
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
I was told that starlings taste bitter and that is why cats and sparrow hawks won’t bother with them. Mind you, the Frogs eat them for some reason………
No its not the frogs it is the eskimo ( or whatever they call themselves ) who eat starling.
Grandmother is given sealskins to fill with the birds. Once the sewn up skins have been filled the resultant mish mash is preserved by the fat left in the skin.
They are eaten when the family is starving, grandmother normally gets first bite as she is normally left to starve otherwise
 

arcobob

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Location
Norfolk
No its not the frogs it is the eskimo ( or whatever they call themselves ) who eat starling.
Grandmother is given sealskins to fill with the birds. Once the sewn up skins have been filled the resultant mish mash is preserved by the fat left in the skin.
They are eaten when the family is starving, grandmother normally gets first bite as she is normally left to starve otherwise
The Frogs certainly did eat them as I have shot them in the past and sold them to a game dealer for just that market. I think I got 3p each and delivered them in fertiliser sacks.
Apparently the Frogs pluck them, marinade them in salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar for three weeks, stick the beak up the rear end and slow bake them in a condom(colour and flavour optional).
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
The Frogs certainly did eat them as I have shot them in the past and sold them to a game dealer for just that market. I think I got 3p each and delivered them in fertiliser sacks.
Apparently the Frogs pluck them, marinade them in salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar for three weeks, stick the beak up the rear end and slow bake them in a condom(colour and flavour optional).
Sure that is not the Ortolan?
Do not fancy a starling, if the cats wont eat them, they must be pretty awful!
 
No its not the frogs it is the eskimo ( or whatever they call themselves ) who eat starling.
Grandmother is given sealskins to fill with the birds. Once the sewn up skins have been filled the resultant mish mash is preserved by the fat left in the skin.
They are eaten when the family is starving, grandmother normally gets first bite as she is normally left to starve otherwise

Sort of Eskimo haute cuisine...

Needs a bit of spicing i'l wager...
 

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