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no freezer?

An article in today’s Guardian claims that “foodies” don’t have freezers any more.  Can this be true?

We have two* – a huge USanian fridge/freezer in the kitchen, and an upright in the shed outside.  Inside is used for things we’ve cooked and frozen – at any time, it will contain some permutation of chilli, casserole, lentil dishes, bolognese sauce, Indian chicken dishes, etc.  It also holds sausages, turkey mince (for the cats), duck breast, breadcrumbs, peas, vanilla ice cream.

The outside one is more for bulk stuff. We buy our beef from the inestimable Mr Rawlings’ Dexter farm – only about once a year, because we don’t eat much meat these days. We buy lamb in half an animal at a time.  I freeze stock, too.

I wouldn’t be without our freezers, myself.

*we used to have another small upright one under the stairs, which we used for frozen ox cheek for the cats. You had to buy a lot at a time – 100lbs or so – so a dedicated freezer was the only way.  Then our supplier stopped doing it, so the cats had to eat something else.  I’m not sure Iggy has got over it even now …