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IMPORTANT - National Chip Week !

On 9 Feb 2009 at 2:22pm SHS wrote:
9-15 February 2009 is National Chip Week! The week is organised by the Potato Council and is dedicated to the promotion of the good old staple CHIP and hopes to counter the bad PR the diced potato frequently receives, in our diet conscious society. Research has shown that consumption of potatoes is in danger of falling by as much as 17% over the next decade, due to the increasing popularity of pasta and rice among young Britons, says the Potato Council. Youngsters believe the starchy vegetable makes them fat. (What!!! Don't they learn anything at school these days??)
On 9 Feb 2009 at 2:25pm Toque wrote:
Had an enjoyable walk around Sovereign Harbour, Pevensey, yesterday. Me, the missus and the dog all shared a bag of chips - best I've had for ages.
On 9 Feb 2009 at 4:22pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
What I really like is cold pasta and chips - drives my partner mad.
On 9 Feb 2009 at 5:02pm Alien wrote:
I really enjoy smashing potatoes to smithereens!
On 9 Feb 2009 at 6:28pm Dr Who wrote:
It's true about starchy food - they do make you fat. Starches are the easiest foods that the body converts into sugar, and the first thing that gets converted to fat if you don't burn off those calories. Protiens are harder to convert, fats even harder. The body has to work harder to convert them to sugar, making your metabolism rise (ie, you feel warmer and sweat more). We do eat too much starchy food (refined, being the very worst) - we are becoming far fatter. Unless you are an athlete, or extremely energetic, cut down on the carbs!
On 9 Feb 2009 at 10:03pm SHS wrote:
With the total collapse of transport infrastructure imminent, I suggest we need all the starch we can eat (CHIPS!) so that we have enough energy to walk or run to work every day. The problem is not the food, it's the lack of exercise! Thankfully the forthcoming disintegration of the British economy will eliminate all office (service) jobs and we will all be doing physical work in something useful like manufacturing and building. More chips please......
On 9 Feb 2009 at 10:21pm Lopster wrote:
Accompaniment for CHIPS should be considered too surely - my vote goes for a healthy dose of Vitamin P, and mushy peas the greatest thing to travel from the North. Not fussed about Vitamin P source though - steak and kidney probably followed by mince then chicken
On 9 Feb 2009 at 10:47pm Neighbourhood Witch wrote:
Cheesey chips for me
On 10 Feb 2009 at 4:25am expat two wrote:
The bad PR that chips get is nothing to do with the health aspect, its because UK chippies love to increase their prices when potatoes go up, but are not so keen to drop them when potato prices tumble.
On 10 Feb 2009 at 11:03am Andrew Richardson wrote:
I don't think I've heard anyone say that they're not going to buy chips from the chippie because of the high price. Is it possible to get cheaper takeaway food than a bag of chips?
On 10 Feb 2009 at 11:12am Fanny Craddock wrote:
Best way to fry chips is in lard
On 10 Feb 2009 at 10:38pm Lopster wrote:
Well I've just watched Mrs craddock making doughnuts and all I can say is that I hope my doughnuts all turn out like Fanny'a

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