Waste food: What do you do with 86 tonnes of celeriac?
01/03/2021 | news | business | 183
With hospitality closed during lockdown, charities and apps are stepping in to help cut food waste.
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01/03/2021 10:47:44 27 5
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Celeriac is superb, a lovely earthy flavour. I use it three ways. Mashed, with 50% potato top keep it firm. Roasted, as a mix with spuds, shallots, sweet potato and parsnip. Or grated as a salad with beetroot or carrot. It is a lovely, tasty and slightly different vegetable. And the tops chopped up make an excellent herb to top soup with.
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01/03/2021 10:52:11 13 2
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Celeriac soup, delicious !
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01/03/2021 16:00:36 5 1
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Mixed wedges are always popular at our house. Celeriac, potato, parsnip & sweet potato. Cut up into wedges, parboil then dry. Brush or spray with oil & sprinkle with sea salt then bake hot on a tray until they're crispy on the outside & creamy in the middle. Fabulous hot or cold with pretty much everything... soup, salad, roasts, dips. A pregnant friend even ate them with chocolate mousse!
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01/03/2021 19:01:10 3 1
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Please give yourself top marks a beautiful intelligent comment. in a few lines you have added more value and knowledge and offered an education of how to use the vegetable thank you
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01/03/2021 20:00:01 1 1
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Celeriac Chips from Dr Michael Moseley’s book are great!
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02/03/2021 10:32:41 0 1
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Celeriac remoulade is a favourite
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01/03/2021 10:50:42 84 2
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I have every sympathy for anyone with a surplus of stock caused by the pandemic.
But I find it strange that in these circumstances market forces don't apply.
I have not noticed the same price changes in the supermarket caused by a glut that I see when there is a shortage. Destroying viable product to maintain profit margins when we moan about poverty just shows how mad this world has become
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01/03/2021 11:22:20 10 3
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Very different supply chains I expect. e.g. a year ago people were buying wholesale quantities of flour as the retail quantities had sold out.
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01/03/2021 13:43:59 1 3
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Exactly, although a better alternative for them is that they could have easily sold much of this wasted stock for biofuel or compost production and made a profit without destroying product...
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01/03/2021 16:35:58 1 1
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Because there is high demand for what the supermarket is selling there is no incentive for them to reduce the price. As in the article, the farmer had an excess of large celariac that would normally go to restaurants, but if they demand for smaller ones is still high then the supermarket won't reduce the price of the small ones.
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01/03/2021 10:47:44 27 5
bbc
Celeriac is superb, a lovely earthy flavour. I use it three ways. Mashed, with 50% potato top keep it firm. Roasted, as a mix with spuds, shallots, sweet potato and parsnip. Or grated as a salad with beetroot or carrot. It is a lovely, tasty and slightly different vegetable. And the tops chopped up make an excellent herb to top soup with.
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01/03/2021 10:52:11 13 2
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Celeriac soup, delicious !
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01/03/2021 10:54:16 3 1
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If you can get hold of any tops, some markets sell untrimmed celeriac, it is great chopped on say home made pumpkin soup.
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01/03/2021 10:57:30 12 18
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Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of food is thrown away in the UK every year.

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UK is a disgrace !!!!!! and it is evil to throw away food while 20% of its own citizens are struggling for food
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pTc
01/03/2021 11:49:57 7 3
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You going to give the homeless fellow, outside of the post office, a raw celeriac, are you?
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01/03/2021 10:52:11 13 2
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Celeriac soup, delicious !
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01/03/2021 10:54:16 3 1
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If you can get hold of any tops, some markets sell untrimmed celeriac, it is great chopped on say home made pumpkin soup.
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01/03/2021 10:58:09 10 8
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Feed the excess/ unwanted it all to the hungry sheep/ cattle/goats /pigs etc ??
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01/03/2021 10:58:58 9 1
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Many years ago a boss of mine had the idea to set up a "Waste Exchange" where surplus products or manufacturing "waste" could be teamed up with potential users - including a "futures" element. It proved impracticable at the time but ought to be feasible today?
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01/03/2021 11:00:39 15 8
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Food is ridiculously cheap in the UK.
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01/03/2021 12:22:15 5 1
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Yes spot on and not respected.
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01/03/2021 11:03:03 2 5
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Soup
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01/03/2021 11:04:51 3 6
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Organic celeriac animal feed.
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01/03/2021 11:03:03 2 5
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Soup
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01/03/2021 11:04:51 3 6
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Organic celeriac animal feed.
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01/03/2021 11:07:49 61 3
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Perhaps the BBC can include a link so readers know how to get hold of these alleged surplus. Catering size, and priced, celeriac : yum yum. Where can I get this? I've not seen any of the alleged surplus Brexit shellfish either. Where can I buy?
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01/03/2021 11:13:35 16 94
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Have you ever heard of a place called the super-mark-et. Had to spell that out a bit for you. There are also things called green-gro-cers . They sell fruit and vegetables. As does your local mar-ket. Then there fish mon-gers. They sell sea food.
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01/03/2021 11:21:23 6 2
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Perhaps there's a hidden clue in the article?
"via the Too Good To Go app."
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01/03/2021 12:20:13 4 16
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Come on you are asking the BBC to do something useful that does not fit into their tick a box guidelines!
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01/03/2021 17:56:12 8 3
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You can buy fish direct from the boat at peskyfish.co.uk. The BBC wouldn't want to include a link because that might be considered advertising, which their charter doesn't allow them to do.
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01/03/2021 18:44:27 2 2
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You contact farmers and fisher men direct, however people don't. The super markets will not offer for sale a glut of a particular produce as this messes up there storage and display counters.
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01/03/2021 11:08:05 14 33
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86 tonnes of celeriac blunder

Tons not tonnes. We've left
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01/03/2021 11:17:01 20 6
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So we no longer use the Metric system. Back to imperial measure?
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01/03/2021 11:24:04 15 1
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Sorry, the UK has used metric units since I startedsecondary school; I'm 67 now! Nothing to do with Europe, to do with rationality.
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01/03/2021 11:31:56 11 1
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Another one who didn't know what they voted for.
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01/03/2021 11:40:17 6 1
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petrol litres, money in units of 10, not LSD
Centigrade not Fahrenheit. food sold in metric units, but pints of beer, road distances in miles and yards
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01/03/2021 12:22:41 5 1
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No it is still tonnes. Yes we have our signposts in miles and our draft beer in pints - but not bottled beers or any other alcohol. But - the Department of Transport actually does the measurements in metric, and that draft beer is sold to the pub chanins in hectalitres.... I am quite happy to keep the 'pint of beer' - but please don't pretend Brexit has any impact on this.
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01/03/2021 11:14:21 34 1
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This story doesn't quite make sense. Yes, restaurants are closed, so are not buying food, but that doesn't mean people aren't eating. The same quantity of food is presumably still being consumed. I understand that people might not eat the same things at home as they would in a restaurant, but at the same time, there's been a resurgence of interest in home cooking, so new recipes are being tried.
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01/03/2021 11:21:23 6 5
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Restaurants have to buy more than they will serve to be able to offer a choice to all customers.
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01/03/2021 13:21:43 3 1
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Restaurants tend to buy in bigger quantities or bigger sizes: it's not only celeriac that is affected.
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01/03/2021 14:28:42 5 1
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"The same quantity of food is presumably still being consumed"

Yes.

But the same quantity of food is not being BOUGHT. Hence the surpluses.

Of course .. no one in the MSM has thought to ask how this waste can be reduced. Especially for meat & fish. As meat & fish discarded = animals needlessly killed.

I am not a vegetarian .. but animals are not for throwing away on a whim.
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01/03/2021 16:38:39 1 1
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As in the article its sizes that are the issue. Restaurants buy larger items or bigger pack sizes and our supply chain hasn't adapted.
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Rob
01/03/2021 23:10:28 1 1
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A normal sized celeriac is big. If I bought a big celeriac we'd struggle to eat it all at home. And the point is to avoid waste.

But if you're cooking for a large number as caterers do, you can buy big ones.
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01/03/2021 23:35:17 2 2
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Good point , maybe Brits all losing weight? Not from what we see!
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KS
01/03/2021 11:13:32 7 2
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I will have some for soup please.
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01/03/2021 11:07:49 61 3
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Perhaps the BBC can include a link so readers know how to get hold of these alleged surplus. Catering size, and priced, celeriac : yum yum. Where can I get this? I've not seen any of the alleged surplus Brexit shellfish either. Where can I buy?
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01/03/2021 11:13:35 16 94
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Have you ever heard of a place called the super-mark-et. Had to spell that out a bit for you. There are also things called green-gro-cers . They sell fruit and vegetables. As does your local mar-ket. Then there fish mon-gers. They sell sea food.
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01/03/2021 11:58:09 34 5
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What a pathetic, childish, unworthy response.
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01/03/2021 23:33:44 2 2
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Missing the point, may sound clever but we all know about super- & fish- but the problem is these simply aren't there to buy. It's strange how companies moan but make no effort to sell to the public. EVERY shop has a phone and could click-collect with only personal services like hairdressers unable. A wholesalers is capable of selling direct but doesn't because that would upset retail stores.
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02/03/2021 11:20:59 1 2
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Supercilious twit!
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01/03/2021 11:14:47 7 2
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If there was a way to go around the supermarkets, and sell direct at fair market cost this could be avoided, unfortunately not easy to do.
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01/03/2021 11:08:05 14 33
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86 tonnes of celeriac blunder

Tons not tonnes. We've left
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01/03/2021 11:17:01 20 6
bbc
So we no longer use the Metric system. Back to imperial measure?
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01/03/2021 11:17:44 30 3
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... how about food preservation such as drying, canning or freezing ... there are plenty of things to do with surplus production
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01/03/2021 12:34:05 13 11
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Celeriac does not respond well to any of those methods.
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01/03/2021 11:07:49 61 3
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Perhaps the BBC can include a link so readers know how to get hold of these alleged surplus. Catering size, and priced, celeriac : yum yum. Where can I get this? I've not seen any of the alleged surplus Brexit shellfish either. Where can I buy?
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01/03/2021 11:21:23 6 2
bbc
Perhaps there's a hidden clue in the article?
"via the Too Good To Go app."
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01/03/2021 11:14:21 34 1
bbc
This story doesn't quite make sense. Yes, restaurants are closed, so are not buying food, but that doesn't mean people aren't eating. The same quantity of food is presumably still being consumed. I understand that people might not eat the same things at home as they would in a restaurant, but at the same time, there's been a resurgence of interest in home cooking, so new recipes are being tried.
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01/03/2021 11:21:23 6 5
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Restaurants have to buy more than they will serve to be able to offer a choice to all customers.
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01/03/2021 23:37:43 2 2
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So restaurants waste 100% of the food they buy? What are restaurant users eating now? Carpets , furniture , dog or cat food Doesn't make sense .
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02/03/2021 00:33:13 0 1
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So a significant amount would have been wasted anyway?

Not if the restaurant is efficiently run, especially in the case of celeriac, which isn't exactly a "use today or throw away" item like fresh oysters.
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01/03/2021 10:50:42 84 2
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I have every sympathy for anyone with a surplus of stock caused by the pandemic.
But I find it strange that in these circumstances market forces don't apply.
I have not noticed the same price changes in the supermarket caused by a glut that I see when there is a shortage. Destroying viable product to maintain profit margins when we moan about poverty just shows how mad this world has become
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01/03/2021 11:22:20 10 3
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Very different supply chains I expect. e.g. a year ago people were buying wholesale quantities of flour as the retail quantities had sold out.
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01/03/2021 11:08:05 14 33
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86 tonnes of celeriac blunder

Tons not tonnes. We've left
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01/03/2021 11:24:04 15 1
bbc
Sorry, the UK has used metric units since I startedsecondary school; I'm 67 now! Nothing to do with Europe, to do with rationality.
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01/03/2021 12:17:14 0 5
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We used imperial at school (I’m 53)
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01/03/2021 11:25:12 8 14
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send them to Fred scuttle Boris it will go with the fish on the dockside.
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01/03/2021 11:08:05 14 33
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86 tonnes of celeriac blunder

Tons not tonnes. We've left
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01/03/2021 11:31:56 11 1
bbc
Another one who didn't know what they voted for.
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01/03/2021 14:27:12 0 1
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Oh no. Are you saying we can’t go back to imperial measures? Wish I’d read the manifesto....
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01/03/2021 11:38:37 9 17
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I think Boris has been combing his hair with some celeriac as it would explain the hair.
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01/03/2021 13:01:36 0 1
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lol
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01/03/2021 11:43:16 2 1
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Bag it up shredded to add to all sorts of dishes, soups and stews. Hard to cut by hand.
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01/03/2021 11:08:05 14 33
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86 tonnes of celeriac blunder

Tons not tonnes. We've left
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01/03/2021 11:40:17 6 1
bbc
petrol litres, money in units of 10, not LSD
Centigrade not Fahrenheit. food sold in metric units, but pints of beer, road distances in miles and yards
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pTc
01/03/2021 11:47:54 6 3
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Pig food. Compost. Clearly they are not going to be used. They aren't like a potato. You either like them or not.
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01/03/2021 10:57:30 12 18
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Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of food is thrown away in the UK every year.

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UK is a disgrace !!!!!! and it is evil to throw away food while 20% of its own citizens are struggling for food
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pTc
01/03/2021 11:49:57 7 3
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You going to give the homeless fellow, outside of the post office, a raw celeriac, are you?
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01/03/2021 11:53:00 5 3
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Process it into vegeburgers?
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01/03/2021 11:46:40 16 4
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Now if it where leeks, today being St David's Day,
with a cheese sauce, and a vase of daffodils on the
table, Dydd Gwyi Dewi Hapus !
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01/03/2021 13:44:37 10 4
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Send some to that biased French rugby referee.
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01/03/2021 20:25:57 1 1
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diolch yn fawr
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01/03/2021 11:56:27 29 4
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If you're throwing out food, you should be ashamed of yourself...
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01/03/2021 16:12:36 9 19
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Sorry.... It's hard to hear what you are saying from that moral high ground, could you speak a bit louder?
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01/03/2021 20:20:54 6 1
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There would be a lot less food thrown out if only shops would sell smaller packs. One or two person households, especially the elderly a good number of whom can't eat large meals, can't get through the large packs of fruit and veg sold by supermarkets before a good deal of it goes off.
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01/03/2021 11:13:35 16 94
bbc
Have you ever heard of a place called the super-mark-et. Had to spell that out a bit for you. There are also things called green-gro-cers . They sell fruit and vegetables. As does your local mar-ket. Then there fish mon-gers. They sell sea food.
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01/03/2021 11:58:09 34 5
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What a pathetic, childish, unworthy response.
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01/03/2021 12:24:17 2 10
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Unlike the initla post which was rational? Come on, that was simply 'I haven't seen it so it didn't happen'.....
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01/03/2021 12:00:59 8 3
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Clereiac is damned expensive and not always plentiful! Doesn't reflect well on our marvellous food distribution that it has to be given away...
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Rob
01/03/2021 23:17:22 1 1
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celeriac is cheap as chips (or mash, or wedges - go on, someone had to say it)
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01/03/2021 12:02:03 18 17
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"an appeal from footballer Marcus Rashford helped publicise the potential waste"

Isn't is a shame that we have to rely on footballers for things like food waste and school meals because our own govt can't step up to the mark.
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01/03/2021 13:36:20 4 3
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Stating the bleeding obvious when it shines a light on government incompetence never goes down well with apologists, as the voting of your comment shows??

If only people of all political persuasions were a little more honest, instead of allowing partizan brainwashing to cloud their judgment
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01/03/2021 11:24:04 15 1
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Sorry, the UK has used metric units since I startedsecondary school; I'm 67 now! Nothing to do with Europe, to do with rationality.
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01/03/2021 12:17:14 0 5
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We used imperial at school (I’m 53)
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01/03/2021 12:20:01 5 1
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that must have ben a rather backward school, sorry - are you really telling me that when you did general science, or physics, chemistry or biology you didn't use SI units? Because frankly I dont belive it.
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01/03/2021 13:16:14 1 1
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Really??? Were you taught in the 'States? As a 53 year old you would have started secondary school here in 1979. Imperial units have not been on the school curriculum since probably the fifties. I started teaching in 1977 and there was no sign of imperial units anywhere ... apart from miles / pints / pounds of potatoes.
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01/03/2021 14:28:04 0 1
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Was it grammar school?
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01/03/2021 12:18:09 18 2
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86 tonnes - that's a really big remoulade....
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01/03/2021 14:31:28 11 9
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It's a pity that we're not part of the EU 'cus our neighbours in France would yum it down ;)
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01/03/2021 12:17:14 0 5
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We used imperial at school (I’m 53)
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01/03/2021 12:20:01 5 1
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that must have ben a rather backward school, sorry - are you really telling me that when you did general science, or physics, chemistry or biology you didn't use SI units? Because frankly I dont belive it.
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01/03/2021 11:07:49 61 3
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Perhaps the BBC can include a link so readers know how to get hold of these alleged surplus. Catering size, and priced, celeriac : yum yum. Where can I get this? I've not seen any of the alleged surplus Brexit shellfish either. Where can I buy?
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01/03/2021 12:20:13 4 16
bbc
Come on you are asking the BBC to do something useful that does not fit into their tick a box guidelines!
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01/03/2021 11:00:39 15 8
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Food is ridiculously cheap in the UK.
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01/03/2021 12:22:15 5 1
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Yes spot on and not respected.
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01/03/2021 11:08:05 14 33
bbc
86 tonnes of celeriac blunder

Tons not tonnes. We've left
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01/03/2021 12:22:41 5 1
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No it is still tonnes. Yes we have our signposts in miles and our draft beer in pints - but not bottled beers or any other alcohol. But - the Department of Transport actually does the measurements in metric, and that draft beer is sold to the pub chanins in hectalitres.... I am quite happy to keep the 'pint of beer' - but please don't pretend Brexit has any impact on this.
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01/03/2021 11:58:09 34 5
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What a pathetic, childish, unworthy response.
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01/03/2021 12:24:17 2 10
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Unlike the initla post which was rational? Come on, that was simply 'I haven't seen it so it didn't happen'.....
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01/03/2021 12:24:21 0 7
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I thought it was a disease ?
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01/03/2021 13:11:50 9 2
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need to get out more.. into the country preferably
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01/03/2021 12:29:43 4 2
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Soup Kitchens to feed those out of work.
Celariac soup with ??
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01/03/2021 13:10:59 10 2
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try it you might like it.. it's not in a tin or polystyrene box marked KFC ot Big Mac has a taste of 'real food' not synthetic or 'mechanically recovered' chicken or beef
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01/03/2021 12:32:44 2 18
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86 tons of celeriac
had to google it to find out what it was
rabbit food by the sounds of it
(mr chips and mash)
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01/03/2021 13:08:11 13 2
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it's certainly not rabbit food its too big for them to eat for a start, guess if it's not a 'big mac' or a KFC aficionado you probably wouldn't know about such non processed food
PS you can make chips out of it.. and it's lots less carbohydrate than 'deep fried' spuds
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01/03/2021 14:05:54 0 1
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Laugh? I almost did.
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01/03/2021 11:17:44 30 3
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... how about food preservation such as drying, canning or freezing ... there are plenty of things to do with surplus production
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01/03/2021 12:34:05 13 11
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Celeriac does not respond well to any of those methods.
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01/03/2021 16:22:50 11 4
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Don;t know why people marked that down. Anyone ever seen frozen, canned or dried celeriac? No, thought not.
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02/03/2021 09:50:32 2 1
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Actually it does, I have loads of celeriac in my chest freezer that's been cut into 'chips' and blanched. I rarely buy frozen veg, I just make my own..
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02/03/2021 10:05:45 2 1
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I pickle celeriac
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02/03/2021 10:31:54 0 1
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It can be cut up and frozen. I have a few ags in the fridge now
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01/03/2021 12:35:18 12 7
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Just nipped out to get lunch. Bought a celeriac root while I was out there. Will mash some 50/50 with potato for dinner, and serve it with a British lamb burger.
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01/03/2021 13:03:30 8 1
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and you can also make chips with it as well we do 'taste the difference' as they say!
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01/03/2021 13:17:52 2 1
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Quick tip, once you have cooked it, drain all the water then return it to the pan and heat it on a low heat to drive as much of the moisture out as poss, stirring regularly so it doesn't stick do the same with the spuds, Maris pippers best. Doesn't matter if they break up as they are getting mashed. White pepper, salt, butter and a little double cream perfect mash. ??
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Si
01/03/2021 12:41:05 5 2
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I agree that it is sad it goes to waste, but why haven't prices come down, lower prices for food mean more could actually afford it. The prices for oil and petrol did come down at the start of the pandemic.
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01/03/2021 12:43:48 33 2
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If you live in London and Southeast, you can sign up to Oddbox, which delivers, for a modest sum, boxes of "rescued" veg and/or fruit. My small veg box this week had a celeriac, toms, cue, onions, pots, Jerusalem artichokes and curly kale. Great way to help farmers and the planet.
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01/03/2021 13:45:46 3 10
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Cue? Snooker or pool?
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01/03/2021 12:51:38 5 8
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Alcohol? Most plant produce can be turned into alcohol, so why not try celeriac wine or celeriac vodka. We'll need something to toast release from lockdown in May/June/whenever, and with the EU playing silly bgggrz we probably won't be able to afford wine so it needs to be homegrown.
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01/03/2021 12:56:22 7 13
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It is the UK's own choice to play silly beggars and come July silly rules will be applied to imports into the UK.
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01/03/2021 12:55:10 8 3
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Where I live in Manchester there is a large wholesale market where lorry loads of vegetables are sold every day - at the "market price". There is probably one in south / east London. Celeriac is delicious, keeps well, and is common [and cheap] in shops in Belgium, however in the UK it is quite rare and frankly overpriced.

It seems many food producers would rather bin food than lower the price.
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01/03/2021 13:05:45 8 2
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When in France I always buy jars of shredded celeriac - and bring some home. Lovely, with a little mayonaise.
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01/03/2021 15:54:50 1 1
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Often lowering the price will have negligible effect on demand so they will simply be throwing potential profit away. Simple fact is we have a huge over-production of many foods, and it's only the current situation that has lead to growers/producers looking to dispose of excess in bulk rather than the waste being dispersed across hundreds of shops and restaurants.
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01/03/2021 12:51:38 5 8
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Alcohol? Most plant produce can be turned into alcohol, so why not try celeriac wine or celeriac vodka. We'll need something to toast release from lockdown in May/June/whenever, and with the EU playing silly bgggrz we probably won't be able to afford wine so it needs to be homegrown.
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01/03/2021 12:56:22 7 13
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It is the UK's own choice to play silly beggars and come July silly rules will be applied to imports into the UK.
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01/03/2021 11:38:37 9 17
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I think Boris has been combing his hair with some celeriac as it would explain the hair.
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01/03/2021 13:01:36 0 1
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lol
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01/03/2021 12:35:18 12 7
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Just nipped out to get lunch. Bought a celeriac root while I was out there. Will mash some 50/50 with potato for dinner, and serve it with a British lamb burger.
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01/03/2021 13:03:30 8 1
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and you can also make chips with it as well we do 'taste the difference' as they say!
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01/03/2021 13:19:18 3 1
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Also great raw in salad and makes delicious soup.
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01/03/2021 13:13:12 4 1
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I hadn't thought of doing celeriac chips! Will try it out. Cheers.
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01/03/2021 13:02:24 1 13
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celeriac?
sounds like something a footballer snapped in a recent derby game
"oh im afraid he's out for the season, damaged his celeriac, he's had an op and we will be taking it steady and listening to the medics, no chance this season im afraid, thats all we have for now guys"

72 pages of paper for a lorry of celeriac
not sure which to choose!, lorry, is it worth much? auto trader here it comes
76
01/03/2021 14:02:49 0 3
bbc
You are so funny!
79
01/03/2021 14:11:36 1 1
bbc
THE COUNTRY IS FULL OF WALLIES!!! ,MIND YOU.................. IT DOES START AT THE TOP.
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01/03/2021 12:55:10 8 3
bbc
Where I live in Manchester there is a large wholesale market where lorry loads of vegetables are sold every day - at the "market price". There is probably one in south / east London. Celeriac is delicious, keeps well, and is common [and cheap] in shops in Belgium, however in the UK it is quite rare and frankly overpriced.

It seems many food producers would rather bin food than lower the price.
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01/03/2021 13:05:45 8 2
bbc
When in France I always buy jars of shredded celeriac - and bring some home. Lovely, with a little mayonaise.
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01/03/2021 12:32:44 2 18
bbc
86 tons of celeriac
had to google it to find out what it was
rabbit food by the sounds of it
(mr chips and mash)
57
01/03/2021 13:08:11 13 2
bbc
it's certainly not rabbit food its too big for them to eat for a start, guess if it's not a 'big mac' or a KFC aficionado you probably wouldn't know about such non processed food
PS you can make chips out of it.. and it's lots less carbohydrate than 'deep fried' spuds
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01/03/2021 18:24:03 0 2
bbc
dont do big macs or KFC either, more of a traditional 60's english food guy
dont know what that celeriac thing was till i googled it
always surprises me how folks know all these food things, weird,
44
01/03/2021 12:29:43 4 2
bbc
Soup Kitchens to feed those out of work.
Celariac soup with ??
58
01/03/2021 13:10:59 10 2
bbc
try it you might like it.. it's not in a tin or polystyrene box marked KFC ot Big Mac has a taste of 'real food' not synthetic or 'mechanically recovered' chicken or beef
43
01/03/2021 12:24:21 0 7
bbc
I thought it was a disease ?
59
01/03/2021 13:11:50 9 2
bbc
need to get out more.. into the country preferably
80
01/03/2021 14:18:07 0 1
bbc
No don't em' out here, keep the wallies where they are.
36
01/03/2021 12:17:14 0 5
bbc
We used imperial at school (I’m 53)
60
01/03/2021 13:16:14 1 1
bbc
Really??? Were you taught in the 'States? As a 53 year old you would have started secondary school here in 1979. Imperial units have not been on the school curriculum since probably the fifties. I started teaching in 1977 and there was no sign of imperial units anywhere ... apart from miles / pints / pounds of potatoes.
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01/03/2021 15:33:05 1 1
bbc
I'm 74. I was taught imperial in primary school and changed to metric at the start of grammar school. But it was the scientific cgs system until sixth form, then MKS, which became SI. Industry started the changeover in 1968 (pre-common market). Had a year of taking care which nuts and bolts to use, then metric ever since. Hobby magazines seemed to have a problem making the change, though.
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01/03/2021 12:35:18 12 7
bbc
Just nipped out to get lunch. Bought a celeriac root while I was out there. Will mash some 50/50 with potato for dinner, and serve it with a British lamb burger.
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01/03/2021 13:17:52 2 1
bbc
Quick tip, once you have cooked it, drain all the water then return it to the pan and heat it on a low heat to drive as much of the moisture out as poss, stirring regularly so it doesn't stick do the same with the spuds, Maris pippers best. Doesn't matter if they break up as they are getting mashed. White pepper, salt, butter and a little double cream perfect mash. ??
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01/03/2021 13:03:30 8 1
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and you can also make chips with it as well we do 'taste the difference' as they say!
62
01/03/2021 13:19:18 3 1
bbc
Also great raw in salad and makes delicious soup.
54
01/03/2021 13:03:30 8 1
bbc
and you can also make chips with it as well we do 'taste the difference' as they say!
63
01/03/2021 13:13:12 4 1
bbc
I hadn't thought of doing celeriac chips! Will try it out. Cheers.
13
01/03/2021 11:14:21 34 1
bbc
This story doesn't quite make sense. Yes, restaurants are closed, so are not buying food, but that doesn't mean people aren't eating. The same quantity of food is presumably still being consumed. I understand that people might not eat the same things at home as they would in a restaurant, but at the same time, there's been a resurgence of interest in home cooking, so new recipes are being tried.
64
01/03/2021 13:21:43 3 1
bbc
Restaurants tend to buy in bigger quantities or bigger sizes: it's not only celeriac that is affected.
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01/03/2021 23:42:51 0 2
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Is that because restaurant eaters are bigger people and what are they eating and where is the food coming from. There's more to global warming than cars. Food waste is disgusting considering the millions starving or underfed worldwide. Time Ms Greta Thunberg looked more closely at the world and how it works .
65
01/03/2021 13:31:18 3 2
bbc
Celeriac is best made into soup.
68
01/03/2021 13:36:05 0 3
bbc
soupleriac?
35
01/03/2021 12:02:03 18 17
bbc
"an appeal from footballer Marcus Rashford helped publicise the potential waste"

Isn't is a shame that we have to rely on footballers for things like food waste and school meals because our own govt can't step up to the mark.
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01/03/2021 13:36:20 4 3
bbc
Stating the bleeding obvious when it shines a light on government incompetence never goes down well with apologists, as the voting of your comment shows??

If only people of all political persuasions were a little more honest, instead of allowing partizan brainwashing to cloud their judgment
67
01/03/2021 13:36:38 2 3
bbc
If your gonna be fair to FlaIr
Apart from Waylon, cooks & chefs , will your everyday doink know how to prepare celeriac ? I don't think so
Ya know what I mean !
65
01/03/2021 13:31:18 3 2
bbc
Celeriac is best made into soup.
68
01/03/2021 13:36:05 0 3
bbc
soupleriac?
69
01/03/2021 13:42:17 12 2
bbc
If you haven't tried celeriac, buy one ASAP as it's delicious, quite versatile and stores well, like all other root vegetables when not kept in plastic

IMO, when mashed or roasted it's the perfect vegetable accompaniment to fish or lamb

Give it a go??
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01/03/2021 14:34:05 4 5
bbc
I wouldn't serve it with fish, it is too earthy, but great with red meats.
70
01/03/2021 13:43:15 2 5
bbc
Maybe they could offer any excess to hospitals
2
01/03/2021 10:50:42 84 2
bbc
I have every sympathy for anyone with a surplus of stock caused by the pandemic.
But I find it strange that in these circumstances market forces don't apply.
I have not noticed the same price changes in the supermarket caused by a glut that I see when there is a shortage. Destroying viable product to maintain profit margins when we moan about poverty just shows how mad this world has become
71
01/03/2021 13:43:59 1 3
bbc
Exactly, although a better alternative for them is that they could have easily sold much of this wasted stock for biofuel or compost production and made a profit without destroying product...
31
01/03/2021 11:46:40 16 4
bbc
Now if it where leeks, today being St David's Day,
with a cheese sauce, and a vase of daffodils on the
table, Dydd Gwyi Dewi Hapus !
72
01/03/2021 13:44:37 10 4
bbc
Send some to that biased French rugby referee.
49
01/03/2021 12:43:48 33 2
bbc
If you live in London and Southeast, you can sign up to Oddbox, which delivers, for a modest sum, boxes of "rescued" veg and/or fruit. My small veg box this week had a celeriac, toms, cue, onions, pots, Jerusalem artichokes and curly kale. Great way to help farmers and the planet.
73
01/03/2021 13:45:46 3 10
bbc
Cue? Snooker or pool?
159
01/03/2021 23:57:19 1 1
bbc
Problem with your spelling or trying to be clever? Either way nil points .
74
01/03/2021 13:46:56 6 9
bbc
this shows that too much food is produced in the first place,, too much food too much waste,, all the people starving in other countries ,,,greed
75
01/03/2021 13:49:36 7 11
bbc
have you ever seen a farmer on a push bike,they are like fishermen , all programmes on bbc claim its a hard life too dry/wet for farmers , fishing stocks low /foriegn fishermen over fishing , all of them brand new cars /vans/tractors etc ,kids at university, lovely houses my heart bleeds,
100
01/03/2021 15:37:59 4 1
bbc
Have you ever seen a farmer? I hope you know the difference between a farmer and a self-entitled landowner. They are very different people. The latter is nearer your description, but the former - the farmer - works a damn sight harder that many of the rest of the population.
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02/03/2021 11:05:38 0 1
bbc
I take it Joffey you are what my parents, who used to be farmers, called a towny. Have you any idea of the hard graft that goes into producing the food you put on your plate every day. Without the farmers you clearly despise, you in would be dead of starvation in no time at all.

Farmers are often asset rich because of the value of their land, but cash poor - supermarkets really screw them over.
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01/03/2021 13:02:24 1 13
bbc
celeriac?
sounds like something a footballer snapped in a recent derby game
"oh im afraid he's out for the season, damaged his celeriac, he's had an op and we will be taking it steady and listening to the medics, no chance this season im afraid, thats all we have for now guys"

72 pages of paper for a lorry of celeriac
not sure which to choose!, lorry, is it worth much? auto trader here it comes
76
01/03/2021 14:02:49 0 3
bbc
You are so funny!
119
01/03/2021 18:20:10 0 1
bbc
well i laugh at it so,,,,,,,
hopefully others laugh and it takes their minds off things
45
01/03/2021 12:32:44 2 18
bbc
86 tons of celeriac
had to google it to find out what it was
rabbit food by the sounds of it
(mr chips and mash)
77
01/03/2021 14:05:54 0 1
bbc
Laugh? I almost did.
122
01/03/2021 18:24:39 0 2
bbc
no left watsit in the mangle then?
78
01/03/2021 14:10:17 4 1
bbc
Whatever you can do with a cabbage or a potato, you can do with celeriac. Right, where’s your farm Mr de Ternant?
55
01/03/2021 13:02:24 1 13
bbc
celeriac?
sounds like something a footballer snapped in a recent derby game
"oh im afraid he's out for the season, damaged his celeriac, he's had an op and we will be taking it steady and listening to the medics, no chance this season im afraid, thats all we have for now guys"

72 pages of paper for a lorry of celeriac
not sure which to choose!, lorry, is it worth much? auto trader here it comes
79
01/03/2021 14:11:36 1 1
bbc
THE COUNTRY IS FULL OF WALLIES!!! ,MIND YOU.................. IT DOES START AT THE TOP.
120
01/03/2021 18:21:34 0 1
bbc
i think the footy managers name WAS wally now i come to think of it
fancy that eh?
59
01/03/2021 13:11:50 9 2
bbc
need to get out more.. into the country preferably
80
01/03/2021 14:18:07 0 1
bbc
No don't em' out here, keep the wallies where they are.
24
01/03/2021 11:31:56 11 1
bbc
Another one who didn't know what they voted for.
81
01/03/2021 14:27:12 0 1
bbc
Oh no. Are you saying we can’t go back to imperial measures? Wish I’d read the manifesto....
36
01/03/2021 12:17:14 0 5
bbc
We used imperial at school (I’m 53)
82
01/03/2021 14:28:04 0 1
bbc
Was it grammar school?
13
01/03/2021 11:14:21 34 1
bbc
This story doesn't quite make sense. Yes, restaurants are closed, so are not buying food, but that doesn't mean people aren't eating. The same quantity of food is presumably still being consumed. I understand that people might not eat the same things at home as they would in a restaurant, but at the same time, there's been a resurgence of interest in home cooking, so new recipes are being tried.
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01/03/2021 14:28:42 5 1
bbc
"The same quantity of food is presumably still being consumed"

Yes.

But the same quantity of food is not being BOUGHT. Hence the surpluses.

Of course .. no one in the MSM has thought to ask how this waste can be reduced. Especially for meat & fish. As meat & fish discarded = animals needlessly killed.

I am not a vegetarian .. but animals are not for throwing away on a whim.
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01/03/2021 23:48:12 0 2
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You are repeating exactly the undeniable fact. What's happening to the food that's bought normally ? The huge wastage there seems to be in hospitality businesses it would be good to close them for good. Food waste is a crime to humanity at large no. matter how you paint it.
Export to those in need using aircraft flown by the rich on non-essal journeys.
84
01/03/2021 14:29:51 3 1
bbc
"What do you do with 86 tonnes of celeriac ?"

Add 86 tonnes of mayo.
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01/03/2021 12:18:09 18 2
bbc
86 tonnes - that's a really big remoulade....
85
01/03/2021 14:31:28 11 9
bbc
It's a pity that we're not part of the EU 'cus our neighbours in France would yum it down ;)
132
01/03/2021 19:03:24 3 2
bbc
Could have left EU but stayed in the single market like Swiss.
86
01/03/2021 14:38:24 3 1
bbc
Celeriac soup?? Could be a winner
123
01/03/2021 18:27:37 0 1
bbc
more soupleriac anyone?
69
01/03/2021 13:42:17 12 2
bbc
If you haven't tried celeriac, buy one ASAP as it's delicious, quite versatile and stores well, like all other root vegetables when not kept in plastic

IMO, when mashed or roasted it's the perfect vegetable accompaniment to fish or lamb

Give it a go??
87
01/03/2021 14:34:05 4 5
bbc
I wouldn't serve it with fish, it is too earthy, but great with red meats.
133
01/03/2021 19:07:12 0 1
bbc
if there is a taint of earthy flavour, possibly works better with river fish?
135
01/03/2021 19:09:41 1 1
bbc
add cream to the pureed celeriac, It will go with all but the most delicately tasting fish
88
01/03/2021 14:40:36 8 2
bbc
We recently had a homemade celeriac & fish pie. Delicious!
Loads of recipes for it, and other healthy root veg, so go on...turn off the 'fast food apps' and get creative with fresh veg!
89
01/03/2021 14:46:15 0 2
bbc
Sell surplus food at a discount; there will still be profit.
90
01/03/2021 14:57:48 6 2
bbc
Waste food: What do you do with 86 tonnes of celeriac?

Make a lot of soup?
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01/03/2021 22:38:48 0 1
bbc
Exactly what I was thinking.
(I don't like celeriac, but nonetheless... soup's definitely the way to go.)
91
01/03/2021 15:04:59 4 4
bbc
Who eats celeriac?
94
01/03/2021 15:09:06 2 8
bbc
Frenchmen and wokes.
174
02/03/2021 10:50:51 0 1
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If you had ever tried it, you would know it was rather nice. You can mash it with butter, it’s great in a stew, you can roast it sliced with a drizzle of maple syrup, etc
92
01/03/2021 15:04:38 1 1
bbc
Make soup, maybe?
93
01/03/2021 15:08:45 3 7
bbc
Finely slice, add 30 tons of mayonnaise & 1 ton of mustard = 117 tons of remoulade. An excellent accompaniment to avocado on sourdough, the cornerstone of the woke / Remain diet.
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01/03/2021 15:37:16 4 1
bbc
Ain't it great that all us woke remainers love UK grown produce like celeriac?!?

Maybe a few narrow-minded hypocrites could take a leaf out of our book and expand their tastes beyond the dark ages????
146
01/03/2021 20:26:07 1 1
bbc
Love remoulade. Never seen it on sale in the U.K. thought. Why is that?
91
01/03/2021 15:04:59 4 4
bbc
Who eats celeriac?
94
01/03/2021 15:09:06 2 8
bbc
Frenchmen and wokes.
95
01/03/2021 15:29:07 3 2
bbc
Gammon detected.
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01/03/2021 16:09:41 2 1
bbc
175
02/03/2021 10:53:32 0 1
bbc
Such a limited imagination. Must be a hard line Brexiteer, and not to be confused with the ordinary decent people who voted for Brexit in 2016.
94
01/03/2021 15:09:06 2 8
bbc
Frenchmen and wokes.
95
01/03/2021 15:29:07 3 2
bbc
Gammon detected.
97
01/03/2021 15:33:49 4 1
bbc
Ironically, celeriac goes excellently with gammon too
60
01/03/2021 13:16:14 1 1
bbc
Really??? Were you taught in the 'States? As a 53 year old you would have started secondary school here in 1979. Imperial units have not been on the school curriculum since probably the fifties. I started teaching in 1977 and there was no sign of imperial units anywhere ... apart from miles / pints / pounds of potatoes.
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01/03/2021 15:33:05 1 1
bbc
I'm 74. I was taught imperial in primary school and changed to metric at the start of grammar school. But it was the scientific cgs system until sixth form, then MKS, which became SI. Industry started the changeover in 1968 (pre-common market). Had a year of taking care which nuts and bolts to use, then metric ever since. Hobby magazines seemed to have a problem making the change, though.
95
01/03/2021 15:29:07 3 2
bbc
Gammon detected.
97
01/03/2021 15:33:49 4 1
bbc
Ironically, celeriac goes excellently with gammon too
98
01/03/2021 15:34:41 2 2
bbc
Sell it into the European market .... oh no, hang on....
93
01/03/2021 15:08:45 3 7
bbc
Finely slice, add 30 tons of mayonnaise & 1 ton of mustard = 117 tons of remoulade. An excellent accompaniment to avocado on sourdough, the cornerstone of the woke / Remain diet.
99
01/03/2021 15:37:16 4 1
bbc
Ain't it great that all us woke remainers love UK grown produce like celeriac?!?

Maybe a few narrow-minded hypocrites could take a leaf out of our book and expand their tastes beyond the dark ages????
138
01/03/2021 19:23:23 0 3
bbc
Farmers shouldn't have planted crops that they rely on selling to Europe.
75
01/03/2021 13:49:36 7 11
bbc
have you ever seen a farmer on a push bike,they are like fishermen , all programmes on bbc claim its a hard life too dry/wet for farmers , fishing stocks low /foriegn fishermen over fishing , all of them brand new cars /vans/tractors etc ,kids at university, lovely houses my heart bleeds,
100
01/03/2021 15:37:59 4 1
bbc
Have you ever seen a farmer? I hope you know the difference between a farmer and a self-entitled landowner. They are very different people. The latter is nearer your description, but the former - the farmer - works a damn sight harder that many of the rest of the population.