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What would you stockpile?

Post by Rutabaga » 2 weeks ago

So if (hypothetically speaking of course, ahem) food items in general were suddenly to become either scarce or extremely expensive, which ones would you wish you had stocked-up on in advance?

A while ago Tesco were selling Marmite at an amazingly good discount, so I have quite a good supply put by :) .
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Ras el hanout...... :P
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Rose petals
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Post by Rutabaga » 2 weeks ago

Coconut milk powder - good call. Thinking about it, I use an awful lot of vegetable stock cubes; I'd really miss those, especially if there wasn't an easy way to get the ingredients to make my own.
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Post by Joan » 2 weeks ago

Those 3 ingredients mix to make quite a passable satay sauce. Anything is palatable if covered in enough satay sauce.

Except probably fennel.
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Beer, cheese and pickle
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Post by Iris » 2 weeks ago

Being a bloated plutocrat who has got rich at the expense of others I don't need to worry about food getting expensive. And Marmite is the sperm of the devil.

But I think that as long as it was possible to get a reasonably balanced selection of carbohydrate, protein and fat of reasonable quality, some fruit and vegetables and some flavouring ingredients of some kind it would be possible to have a reasonably satisfying diet.

I've just looked back for reference at the start of WW2. Food rationing wasn't introduced until January 1940, four months after the start of the war. Even then it was only butter, bacon and sugar to start with. Given a large, extremely articulate and extremely influential minority in favour of compromise I can't see a situation in which a government would ration rather than do what it took to oil the wheels of trade.
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Post by Regulator » 2 weeks ago

Coffee... I can do without just about everything else - but not coffee. If need be I can grow veg and go hunting for game.

And gin. Coffee and gin...


*Wanders off to google plans/prices for a still*
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Amusing anecdotes
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Rutabaga wrote:
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Coconut milk powder - good call.
Off topic - but I have some of this in my cupboard left over from making some coconut ice cream.

I've not used it. Do you just mix it into a sauce to make a curry instead of coconut cream?

Thanks


BTW I'd also stockpile coffee. And chocolate
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Post by Rocky » 2 weeks ago

It looks like I'll be alright with my supply of cheese, beer and pickles.....I've got competition from the @The Real Ravenhurst but I think there should be enough post 29 March for us both.
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mangaman wrote:
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Off topic - but I have some of this in my cupboard left over from making some coconut ice cream.

I've not used it. Do you just mix it into a sauce to make a curry instead of coconut cream?

Thanks


BTW I'd also stockpile coffee. And chocolate
I would, yes. I use tinned coconut milk in curries, which is the same stuff. Coconut cream is a bit too rich and fatty for my taste.
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Iris wrote:
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Being a bloated plutocrat who has got rich at the expense of others I don't need to worry about food getting expensive. And Marmite is the sperm of the devil.

But I think that as long as it was possible to get a reasonably balanced selection of carbohydrate, protein and fat of reasonable quality, some fruit and vegetables and some flavouring ingredients of some kind it would be possible to have a reasonably satisfying diet.

I've just looked back for reference at the start of WW2. Food rationing wasn't introduced until January 1940, four months after the start of the war. Even then it was only butter, bacon and sugar to start with. Given a large, extremely articulate and extremely influential minority in favour of compromise I can't see a situation in which a government would ration rather than do what it took to oil the wheels of trade.
Interesting. I had thought that the thread would be recognised as a thinly disguised version of "what foods would you find it difficult to live without", but it is true that whatever foods might one day be in short supply it is still perfectly possible, and perhaps easier, to eat a healthy diet.
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Rutabaga wrote:
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I had thought that the thread would be recognised as a thinly disguised version of "what foods would you find it difficult to live without",
I got that. Hence my choices of 3 products that don't come from the EU.
mangaman wrote:
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Off topic - but I have some of this in my cupboard left over from making some coconut ice cream.
The packets generally have instructions for mixing it with water to make coconut milk, but I just add it directly to a curry and then some water if necessary.
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