DESPITE the existence of supermarkets and Deliveroo, some older people still claim to like foodstuffs that were surely a result of wartime food shortages. Why not try these tasty treats?
Mmm, a lovely refreshing hot beef drink. Luckily society came to its senses and realised that drinking a steaming mug of thin gravy was mad. There’s a reason there isn’t a Bovril equivalent of Starbucks, where millennials go to fill their keep-cups with beef stock.
Liver is a food that you’re supposed to wash in milk, in order to remove as much of the taste of liver – from the liver – as possible. Frankly, that’s a damning assessment. Also, if you go into a butcher to ask for some, there’s no way you won’t sound like Hannibal Lecter.
If you ever find yourself feeling hungry, tripe is one of the best foods to fix your appetite. Simply imagine tucking into a plate of steaming stomach lining and you will be so sickened your hunger will disappear. When people talk about life being ‘better in the old days’, tripe is proof that they’re talking from their arses.
Brains on toast
Whether you admit it or not, everyone had a favourite set of grandparents. An easy way to decide between them would be to remember if either of them ever made lunch for you and served up some ‘brains on toast’. The hammer-blow of revulsion was made even worse as you no doubt initially thought they’d said ‘beans on toast’.
Aspic is a sort of savoury jelly that has an assortment of other foods randomly suspended in it. Seeing chunks of spam and egg preserved in beige jelly makes the entire thing look more like weird modern art than anything you’d want to call dinner.