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 …

One Comment

  1. Sharon J says:

    I find it hard to believe that they don’t have freezers. All I can say is that they must have a lot of time to shop, not bother with growing anything themselves and have money to waste by never buying in bulk.

    All I have is an ordinary fridge/freezer which really isn’t enough but for the life of me I can’t find anywhere else in this tiny house to put one. The shed’s too far from the house and doesn’t have an electricity supply and there’s nowhere else in the kitchen. In fact, the only place I could put a small chest freezer is in the loo but keeping food in there just doesn’t seem right.

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