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    They Can't Do That - Can They ?

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    They Can't Do That - Can They ?

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Mar 05 2016, 13:12

    I saw this article this week and thought NO!
    So many Brits love their Sunday Roast and even us low carbers love it too ... if you just take away those spuds and make a low carb version of the Yorkshire pud !


    I've not eaten at a Wetherspoons, but always enjoy eating at various restaurants that still do provide a lovely Roast.

    So any thoughts Question
    Here is the article ...  


    Wetherspoons to scrap roast dinners – people of the UK not best pleased

    In the Monday news that has gripped the nation, pub chain Wetherspoons have decided to axe their Sunday lunch. And the beef 'n' spuds-loving population of the UK are seriously unimpressed.

    The big reveal was broken by The Sun, who have followed up with a campaign to try to pressure the pints-and-pitcher boozers into changing their minds.

    As it stands, Mother's Day – this coming Sunday – will be the last opportunity to order the classic weekend roast, which has been on the menu for the past 15 years, costing as little as £6.59. They're ditching the trad fave for the likes of burgers and burritos instead. Say what? Say what indeed. And angry lovers of the pub's roast lunch offering have taken to Twitter in their droves.

    https://www.homemadebyyou.co.uk/articles/food-news/wetherspoons-to-scrap-roast-dinners-people-of-the-uk-not-best-pleased?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt1%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D435677

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    Re: They Can't Do That - Can They ?

    Post by chris c on Mon Mar 07 2016, 00:08

    All the more reason to visit a Real Pub that serves Real Food.
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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Mar 07 2016, 13:30

    chris c wrote:All the more reason to visit a Real Pub that serves Real Food.

    Agree

    ... and some may say Real Ale !!!

    But seriously I'd probably have a glass of wine - provided I'm not driving of course!

    There are some great eateries who are only too pleased to offer good real food that is perfect for us low carbers and is nicely cooked and presented, and a treat to eat Smile

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    Post by chris c on Tue Mar 08 2016, 23:32

    Often more flexible too, in terms of substituting salad for chips etc. I once got a snit from the chef in a local pub when I asked if I could have more veg instead of the spuds. OK I just didn't go there again!
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    Post by Jan1 on Wed Mar 09 2016, 11:02

    "OK I just didn't go there again!"

    Exactly ... I / We have found that most restaurants are only too willing to help provide more vegetables or salad instead of potatoes / rice etc.

    Never be afraid to ask either - if you don't ask you certainly wont get !

    Carveries are very popular with family, friends and other low carbers because the meat and amount of vegetables they offer, that is lower in carbs, is usually very good ...

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    Post by chris c on Mon Mar 14 2016, 00:15

    You just reminded me of a pub I haven't been to since my aunt died - it was her favourite because it had a buffet, and was also wheelchair friendly for her husband. Must go again unless it has changed hands. Mix and match from a goodly selection of meats and veggies.
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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Mar 14 2016, 17:43

    My Dad visited his favourite Carvery at the weekend with some of his grand-children - had a marvelous meal and very reasonably priced too. He said there were a lot of families there ... and the meats and vegetables on offer were delicious.  Smile

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    Post by chris c on Mon Mar 14 2016, 23:36

    Hope it stays that way! One of our pubs specialised in fish dishes and was so popular the chef was headhunted. The replacement did low quality "pub food" and didn't last long. The new management went as far as to keep their own pigs in the backyard along with chickens and loads of home-grown veggies and other local fare, and became so popular the brewery doubled his rent, so he did a runner. Haven't been back to see what it's like now, I've just gotten used to cooking every day except when I have visitors.

    Mostly if I want to eat out I do the fish restaurant.
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    Post by Eddie on Tue Mar 15 2016, 17:14

    I reckon just about very restaurant and pub we have been in for nearly eight years has always managed to serve us up a low carb meal. I just tell them we are allergic to potatoes and rice and they just give us more vegetables. Even the greasy spoon places can always serve up eggs and bacon. It always makes me larf when people say low carb is limited, because when you think about it, almost all whole fresh food is low carb. thumb-up Meat, fish, dairy, most vegetables, some fruits like berries, seeds and nuts.  The only people who think it is limited, have got some strange ideas what constitutes as real food I reckon.

    The thing is, although we push low carb higher fat at every opportunity, if everyone followed us, we would not be able to afford real food, due to demand out stripping availability. Careful what we wish for, I sometimes think, when I am in a selfish mood. Sad


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    Post by chris c on Wed Mar 16 2016, 19:46

    Quite! The chef who threw a snit was a tad precious about having carefully crafted his dish and didn't want a mere earthling changing anything. He wasn't actually very slim which says a lot Sad

    Yes that's the big problem, low fat is economic above all else. The only reason farmers are no longer being paid less than the cost of production for their wheat is because of increased exports to China and elsewhere. The only reason they get a decent price for lamb is because of increased exports to the Middle East. After years of sheep farmers being screwed I don't mind at all that it rivals venison in price. As an ex-dairy farmer said

    "If I went into the dealership and said "that's the tractor I want and this is what I'm going to pay for it!" they'd throw me out of the showroom. But that's what the supermarkets do with my milk"

    I can't remember his name now but someone calling himself a "socialist economist" once said "Prices don't "go up", PEOPLE PUT THEM UP!" I thought of him today while Osborne was bleating on.

    HCLF diets which then require the prescription of the hugely profitable antidotes and equally profitable amputations and stents are here to stay. All you can really do is seek out the alternative providers of Real Food and give them your support.

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