The most astonishing thing about this series is ...
... that all y'all seem to think that getting crocked is more important than actually learning to feed yourselves, and keep yourselves healthy.
WTF? Seriously? Are you all suicidal?
Our post-pub nosh neckfiller recipes have proved immensely popular over the last few months, as we've strived to bring our beloved readers the very best antidotes to a rigorous night on the sauce. However, amid the smacking of lips and the rattling of pots and pans, we have noticed a trend for commentards to decry some recipes …
"No, but we are IT.
> keep yourselves healthy.
Also: Pork dose a day keeps the ISIS away."
..Also a pork dose a day keeps the porking away:
ED for the win!!
This series of article is about post-pub neckfiller *. What did you expect? A gallon or two of beer of an evening isn't going to do you any harm.
* Tacitly, it's actually about bizarre foodstuffs that no normal person will have encountered and is interesting because of it.
Indeed, this sort of sick filth shouldn't be allowed on the site.
El Reg, how about a counterpoint series for us health-conscious IT workers about how best to hydrate during a post-gym yoga warm-down? I'll be the first to volunteer my quinoa, cod liver oil and sandalwood smoothie and my naughty chickpea and cottage cheese tiramisu.
Heh heh heh - You're terrible
I second the motion - If only to show the world what a calorie-counted low-fat pork-free low-carbon home-grown hand-nurtured spoon-stirred hand-shaped abomination would look and taste like. (I'm guessing green and gloopy swill).
Then we can get back to the business in hand. In a word - Man-cooking.
Jake, either you missed the point or forgot the troll icon.
This is more about the food for the morning/day AFTER. Nor is it about quantity or quality of the booze/beer. So far, I've tested all but a couple of these and found them tasty and have added them to the recipe box. The ones I didn't test, were regulated to cyberspace. And I'm stone sober when I tried these. My drinking days are more in the past at this point though I do love a good beer or wine.
Is the food healthy? Seems to be. Nothing that's had all the good things processed out of it and bad things added. The foods are something one doesn't see in a normal week. So what's the problem because I don't see one.
In some companies, getting plastered almost seems to be the rule. Makes it especially fun if you are called in to work again.
Still, that's probably a good explanation for TFL's Oystercard website.
Seriously, I work in IT, and while I do try and eat healthily I do like to let off some steam on Fridays and usually end up at some pub someone, and, on occasion, a club afterwards (although I am a little too old to do that regularly).
That does not mean do not know how to feed myself. Besides, what's the point of being healthy if you have to stop doing the things you enjoy to do it?
When I worked there were (very rare, of course) times when the occasional TGIF evening pub sessions took place.
Post-session concerns weren't so much about diet but more about making sure you were fit and prepared suitably for the 'other' kind of pleasures to compensate for the extraordinary amount of excessively hard work you'd just accomplished.
Dishes, diets, food... that came way later!
Come on folk - get your priorities right... El Reg could do a much more valuable series on ensuring 'post-work satisfaction'!
The difference between being drunk and not being drunk the night before can be determined with this little chart:
Wasn't drunk - "Let me tell you what happened last night!"
Was drunk - "What the hell happened last night?"
Was too Drunk - "Where am I officer, and where are my pants?"
Fill that little old electric slow-cooker up with seared and seasoned diced pork/chicken/beef strips etc., add some stock (and/or ale - whatever), to taste, plop in a few diced vegetables (peppers / onions / toms etc.), set the timer accordingly and then pop off dahn the boozer for a few hours, safe and smug in the knowledge that a wholesome hot meal awaits you on your return. Simples.
Although this was defined as a morning-after food by its creator, the late, great Willie Rushton, might I suggest Nepalese scrambled egg as suitable for inclusion in the post-pub nosh selection? He published the recipe in his book "Superpig" with the comment that it "scares the hell out of hangover". Yes, it can be an accompaniment to a good smoked bacon too.
I blame this on the dumbing down of drinking skills. Is noone adept at the art of auto-pilot any more? That skill that gets you home no matter how much you've had to drink, even if you can't crawl let alone walk or figure out which way is up. You wake up, sometimes even the next day, with that sense of wonder at how you managed to get into your own bed(*) and try to retrace your steps to no avail. Over the years I've come to the conclusion that beer can induce teleportation, I've proved this many times but unfortunately haven't been able to document it.
(*)It has to be your own bed, any idiot can fall into a strangers bed. There is room for discretion if it's your neighbours bed and you have always fancied her/him or possibly both of them..
So to my point. You should be able to knock up any recipe using the same skill no matter how happy you feel.
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Maybe this says more about me and my alcohol consumption than the author.... but the only recipe that would even remotely fit the bill after a session (or more likely in the closing stages of one) is the Red Dwarf chilli chutney egg sarnie.
All others are far too complex and dangerous to make while buckled...