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Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by verloc, May 1, 2009.
Yes .I am a food snob and Yes i will be passing on this.
More for everyone else i guess.
I remember these well. For camping they are great if made into a curry. There's enough to feed four people easily.
It looks fine to me.
It'd probably fry up and be nice and crispy.
So where do I get one from these days.
P.S. I have tried a whole nut in a can but felt short changed !
Is the chicken cooked? Or is raw in the tin for cooking later?
edit: on close look it says "fully cooked" on the tin!
I`d rather eat a chicken in a can, than a burger at any of the fast-food places. Atleast with the chicken in the can, you can see that it wasn`t previously a rodent of some sort.
I'd eat that, no worries
beats me but if you find out can you let me know? i'll try most grub once
except brussels sprouts....
So when do we start the "are they reared free-range" debate?
I'd love to see the look on Jamie Oliver / Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall faces' when they saw those pictures !!!
I think its fantastic.
Think of the delight of your guests, when miles from any fridge (or chicken farm) you conjour up a roast dinner.
My big brother was a medical student at Glasgow Uni, Mum never knew who, or how many folks, were invited for dinner.
It's easy nowadays to buy and store food, anytime, any season, any variety; it wasn't then.
Modern houses may well have had pantries, but they weren't as cold as those built underground or with running water in them, freezers were tiny wee things that kept a half dozen ice lollies at the top of the fridge, not entire meals.
Tinned chicken, ham, salmon were just in case standbys.
Pasta ? well that was spagetti or macaroni, wasn't it ?......only fit for childen's lunch, not dinner.
Rice was for puddings, maybe kedgeree, or occasionally folk might *try* a mild curry.
And dinner was always at least three courses, especially if there were guests.
No microwaves, so no quick cook food.
Remember too that there weren't the huge chicken batteries either, chicken was expensive, when the butcher had them in.
If Mum bought fresh it was usually a capon.........more meat, and better flavoured it was believed.
I think we had more rabbit than chicken tbh. until the myxie took them.
Different times, and these tinned chickens were part of it.
I think Eric's right though, might be useful for camping so long as you don't have to lug it very far. Soup or stew and roast chicken too
it was quite posh in your house then toddy.
I don't think so, it was a council house, but then 80% of the population lived in council houses My grandparents lived in sandstone cottages g.grandpa had built however.
It was a kind of very practical household though
Always folk in, always company, always something being made
Hear, why don't the Cyrenians breed organic capons ? They're better fowl all round for eating iirc and I don't see them in supermarkets; niche market maybe ? Don't need steroids like those poor excuses for Christmas turkey?
TBH, there's just not enough minutes in the day. Might be on in the future though, the idea is to graze fowl in the orchard when the trees have matured a bit.
For now theres a chap (also called Rob) who runs a company called 'All Year Round Birds' by Harperrig Reservoir who could do you a capon.
All I want to know is: Is it as good as Spam?
If it's in fritter form, that would be impossible.
Just one word.....
Did you know that the first ever canned foods were chicken in a can? They were issued to French troops during the penninsula wars ( Napoleon, Wellington).
The Goddamns (us) were happy soldiers indeed whenever they got hold of the crapauds (them) supplies. Garlic sausage, tinned chicken etc. Much better than the barrels of dodgy beef we used to issue.
Almost right, the first 'canned food' were in glass Jars. The French invented the method of preserving food, now called canning, but the cans were glass jars, rather than metal. The metal can as a method of preserving was invented by an English man Peter Durand 1810 less than a year after the french.