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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 20th January, 2017)


Burger van, Hope Street, Wigan.

Photo: Jane  (iPhone 6s)
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Comment by: Garry on 20th January 2017 at 08:54

Junk food and a cowboy serving it!
We're getting more like America everyday. Not for me this so called food.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 20th January 2017 at 09:50

And an Indian buying it evidently.

Comment by: Vb on 20th January 2017 at 09:57

Rick Stein calls it 'street food ' when he is abroad. I suppose it's different in Sicily - its not for me anyway.
It's a sharp image for a phone.

Comment by: Ab on 20th January 2017 at 10:08

Junk food it is, but some people seem to love it, plus we live in a society now were most people don't have the time and energy to cook or eat proper food. But then again, when you think about it, everything we eat is junk food. Most of the stuff on the shop shelves is full of GMOs, aspartame, and other toxic chemicals that they don't tell us about. If they stated this on the labels noone would buy it.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 20th January 2017 at 10:14

A smart & clean looking outfit, though burgers are not for me.

Ellen in Canada, if you look at this photo, can you tell me if you went to Upholland Grammar School in the 1950s ?

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th January 2017 at 10:30

Bit of a change, this photo. Can't stand the American speech that seem to be taking over our language, but oh! I love a burger!

Comment by: Mick on 20th January 2017 at 11:02

100% fresh whats that all about,
Vb street food abroad is proper cooked tradition food, them foreigners wont eat muck like the British do.

Comment by: Garry on 20th January 2017 at 11:13

Ab They find time to use the mobile phones. Maybe if they'd stop yapping whilst parked in the car causing traffic jams, they might get home that bit earlier to make a decent meal. It's laziness too.

Comment by: Vb on 20th January 2017 at 12:18

Must admit when Rick is trying out the 'street food' my mouth waters! Anyway Mediterranean food is good for you it's all that lovely virgin olive oil! He does nothing but eat does our Rick! ....,,,.. And I love all the places he goes to!

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th January 2017 at 13:33

I liked Rick's "Food Heroes" where he was in Britain, rather than the "abroad" programmes, Vb. I'm not an "abroad" person. We eat properly....grilled belly-pork, mash and mushrooms for tea today.....but a bit of junk-food just now and again never hurt anyone. My Mam always said, "A bit of what you fancy does you good!"

Comment by: Maureen on 20th January 2017 at 14:16

Vb..I like our Rick,as you say he can eat..and eat some funny things as well as delicious..I too love the Mediterranean countries he goes to..the lighting in those places is beautiful.

Comment by: Vb on 20th January 2017 at 15:41

Sunday dinner is my favourite - roasted 'tates
Parsnips ,lamb or chicken anything home cooked.....am drooling here girls!

Comment by: Janette R on 20th January 2017 at 15:43

I agree the van looks smart and clean, but I don't like junk food.I have to agree with Garry about people being too lazy to prepare and cook decent meals. You just need to get your priorities right, it makes sense financially as well. Maureen, I agree with you about Mediterranean countries,and their diet is healthier as well with loads of tomatoes, fish and veg.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 20th January 2017 at 15:49

I like that Edam cheese personally, although I find that the red stuff tastes a bit funny and tends to stick to my teeth.

Comment by: Garry on 20th January 2017 at 16:04

Anything in Moderation. Many many years ago I loved Black-pudding, until I knew what was in them, never touch one since.
The amount of junk food leaflets that come though our letter box is unreal.

Comment by: Garry on 20th January 2017 at 16:12

But can the modern wife/partner cook today, I don't mean open a tin of beans and sausage, I mean cook a meal from scratch like mother use to do. Remember her making gravy from the juices from Sunday dinner lamb joint tray...great.

Comment by: Ab on 20th January 2017 at 16:53

I agree, people are lazy. We complain about fast food places, but we seem to forget one thing that's been around for ages, and that is our traditional fish & chip shops. Noone ever mentions the fatty greasy chips we queue up to eat down at the local chippy, it's always the burgers and pizza's that we slag off.

Comment by: Vb on 20th January 2017 at 17:37

I do that Garry for the gravy -the juices from the meat and the vegetables.....! Bon appetite!

Comment by: Cyril on 20th January 2017 at 17:41

A nice clean van and a world away from those filthy trolleys that were on the street corners at one time in town.

I couldn't eat the slimy muck those cockroach and fly infested far east street vending stalls slop on those banana leaves, Rick Stein always says it's good, but his face says different, he'll spit it out off camera.

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th January 2017 at 18:19

Gravy has never been my forte, Garry, but apart from that I can cook from scratch, although I use convenience food sometimes, like most of us do. And apart from pigs' blood, there is nothing horrible goes into a black pudding. I make my own roast dinners, pies and stews, but always have a few "shove-it-in-the-oven" ready meals in the freezer. My favourite convenience food is fish-and-chips from the chippy, and a lot of chippies are now doing "small-portion" meals, which are more than enough, I find, these days, and probably bring custom that would have been lost, as many people find larger portions expensive and over-facing. Oh, you're making me hungry, you lot!

Comment by: Allan on 20th January 2017 at 18:40

That's a very sexist comment Gary . Do only woman cook

Comment by: Maureen on 20th January 2017 at 19:53

Irene..I've never met anybody that doesn't like fish and chips...I must admit I'm a fish lover..never eat any meat,poultry..and make tasty meals with quorn too..veggie korma..veggie chilli con carne..all pasta meals..stews..but fish and chips I love.

Comment by: . Ozymandias. on 20th January 2017 at 20:00

Garry was being untypically astute Allan when he said wife / partner, as the gender of the partner in question wasn't actually specified.

Comment by: Vb on 20th January 2017 at 20:01

The most delicious fish'n'chips I have ever tasted was at Ullapool in Scotland -the fish under the crispy batter was pure white and the chips were golden! Eaten outside in the glorious fresh air and the mountains in the distance .... What more could you ask for?!

Comment by: Ellen on 20th January 2017 at 20:16

To Helen of Troy; indeed I did go to UGS, September 1951-1957. I believe we have "talked" before, when you were simply Helen.
Garry; we have crossed horns before, but this time it's war...you don't get away with sexist comments that cut to the marrow about the ability of the modern woman to produce good home made food! I usually did and taught my daughter to -she made her first full Christmas dinner unaided at the age of thirteen or fourteen when I was working! she in her turn taught both her daughter AND son to do the same! Do you cook at home if you don't have a wife/ partner/ mother or other, willing to do it for you??

Comment by: Garry on 20th January 2017 at 20:31

No Allan but women mainly, just like men do DIY mainly.

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th January 2017 at 21:48

Vb, been to Ullapool a couple of times when visiting our daughter on Lewis, and ate in a fish and chip restaurant with a takeaway counter....excellent, and probably the same one. Once, the rain and wind were so bad we never saw anything except the ground.....you couldn't even look up, and all the electricity went off! Luckily, the next day brought calm and the ferry was running. We now go from Skye to Harris and drive to Lewis.

Comment by: Alan on 20th January 2017 at 21:59

Very steriotypical

Comment by: Vb on 20th January 2017 at 22:43

I bet it was the same one Irene - its about five years ago since I went and I have never forgotten those fish'n'chips. It was a renowned restaurant cum take-away.Such a lovely place- and what about those lovely knitwear shops- and the cashmere??? It was like stepping back in time.....

Comment by: Ab on 20th January 2017 at 23:07

But it's also not just junk food that's harmful to our health, things like smart meters (harmful to health and used for surveillance), those odd looking transmitters popping up all over the place, wifi everywhere, mobile phones, the list goes on.

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 21st January 2017 at 01:21

Helen and Ellen......I went to UpHolland Grammar School 1948 to 1955. We may have known each other. I did A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Comment by: Garry on 21st January 2017 at 02:11

Yes your right about Fish and chips, but they have to be Traditional English Fish & Chips for me.
Allan and Ellen, I'm not sexist at all, just saying the majority of cooks are Wife/partners, just like the majority of men do DIY.
Thanks Ozy, sometime we have to spell it out to them.

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st January 2017 at 09:51

Definitely same place, Vb. Ab, I know what you're saying is true in a lot of cases, but we wouldn't be chatting on here if it weren't for technology. I personally think mobile phones are a boon when used properly. It's so annoying that people chatter all the way on a bus-journey, or a busful of people sit , heads down, texting, but I have been waiting for a taxi on my own late at night and it feels so good to be able to ring up and check on its whereabouts, and to check up on family who haven't arrived home when they should have.

Comment by: Darren on 22nd January 2017 at 12:59

Many food vans now make fresh food with quality ingredients. . Dont know about the one in the photo though.

What's awful in black pudding? Pigs blood? Every meat we eat contains blood so that's not really an excuse.

Comment by: Alan on 23rd January 2017 at 18:52

Full of fat too.

Comment by: truewigana on 24th January 2017 at 09:07

Garrry everything you say is sexist racist rude or wrong

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