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‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:17 am
by DCComic
“The richer classes have their midday meal at one-thirty in the afternoon and call it “luncheon”. At about half-past four in the afternoon they have a cup of tea and perhaps a piece of bread-and-butter or a slice of cake, which they call “afternoon tea” and they have their evening meal at half-past seven or eight, and call it “dinner”. The others, perhaps ninety percent of the population, have their midday meal somewhat earlier – usually about half-past twelve – and call it “dinner”. They have their main evening meal at about half-past six and call it “tea” and before going to bed they have a light snack – for instance cocoa and bread-and-jam – which they call “supper”. The distinction is regional as well as social. In the North of England, Scotland and Ireland many well-to-do people prefer to follow the working-class time scheme, partly because it fits in better with the working day, and partly, perhaps, from motives of conservation: for our ancestors of a century ago also had their meals at approximately these hours.”

https://www.britishcouncil.org/organisa ... sh-cooking

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:30 am
by GLimpet
Despite his time "down and out" Orwell was a curious observer of working class life, rather than a participant.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:31 pm
by northern_goddess
That seems like a LOT of meals and/or snacks.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:09 pm
by mishmish
I assume Orwell's description is accurate? I'm not sure whether that is a lot of snacks, quantity-wise, but very peculiar that a snack would have a time slot and a name. Do people actually lay out a table for this 'afternoon tea' and 'supper' thing?

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:41 pm
by snowgirl
That's a long wait between "dinner" and "tea". I'm also not sure a sugary "supper" would be the best idea for a restful sleep. I guess I'd have to be upper class and not from the north so I could eat something every 3-4 hours.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:02 pm
by Chi_Rup
A gentleman of 2019 would habitually have a double espresso and a piece of fruit or granola at around 9am after cycling to work and call this breakfast.

Lunch, a full hour either at 12, 1 or 2 would involve a falafel wrap or similar food truck delicacy, with a pot of coffee to be sipped upon throughout the afternoon and perhaps a muffin.

Dinner involves a trip to Waitrose at 6pm for a sag aloo pie or other light snack, with an unnamed main meal (supper I guess) of avocado, hummus or beans on toast on returning home at 11.

How did I do? On days off breakfast and lunch join together and dinner is full on excitement with wine.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:23 pm
by GLimpet
You identify as a gentleman of the elite.
You are the 1%.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:48 pm
by veronica_inheels
Breakfast at 8
Lunch at 12-1
Dinner at 5, 6 if lunch was heavy
Supper at 9 or no supper if dinner was big

That’s when I’m traveling and others prepare my meals

At home I eat randomly

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:59 pm
by NorthernStar
GLimpet wrote:You identify as a gentleman of the elite.
You are the 1%.
Like this?

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Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:17 pm
by GLimpet
Sure, although even the sag aloo, hummus and avocado scoffslurping members of HAMC are probably older than Chi.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:05 pm
by NorthernStar
In my city, the fully patched bikers tend to run 50+. The youngsters aren’t joiners.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:33 am
by strife
Breakfat I at 5, lots of coffee. Yogurt, granola, fresh fruit. Breakfast II at 9:30, a couple of eggs , wilted spinach, with slivered garlic that perpetually stains me, a piece of rye toast or a bagel. Strong mustard, gravlax if if.. Lunch at 1, depends, usually somerhing vegan. After that, nothing but red lentils, unless I'm on a date.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:34 am
by strife
If I'm doing Crazy, well.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:40 am
by section8
NorthernStar wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:05 pm
In my city, the fully patched bikers tend to run 50+. The youngsters aren’t joiners.
I’ve noticed this. I saw a HA prospect recently and it was notable that he was around 30.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:02 am
by NorthernStar
section8 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:40 am
NorthernStar wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:05 pm
In my city, the fully patched bikers tend to run 50+. The youngsters aren’t joiners.
I’ve noticed this. I saw a HA prospect recently and it was notable that he was around 30.
Correct. And that was a prospect!

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:56 am
by ben_hanscombe
snowgirl wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:41 pm
That's a long wait between "dinner" and "tea". I'm also not sure a sugary "supper" would be the best idea for a restful sleep. I guess I'd have to be upper class and not from the north so I could eat something every 3-4 hours.
Supper with mum's parents (northern, him originally working class, her respectable, now both very comfortable) was eaten on return from the pub at midnight and was a cup of tea without sugar and a savoury sandwich or toast.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:58 am
by misanthrope
If Voltaire was alive today, he'd be a vicious internet troll to the UKers.

I think that his last words were pretty hardcore, if I remember correctly. Something along the lines of "Now's not the time for making enemies" when asked to renounce the devil.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:57 pm
by snowgirl
ben_hanscombe wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:56 am
snowgirl wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:41 pm
That's a long wait between "dinner" and "tea". I'm also not sure a sugary "supper" would be the best idea for a restful sleep. I guess I'd have to be upper class and not from the north so I could eat something every 3-4 hours.
Supper with mum's parents (northern, him originally working class, her respectable, now both very comfortable) was eaten on return from the pub at midnight and was a cup of tea without sugar and a savoury sandwich or toast.
That sounds better. It was the bread and jam that was making me wrinkle my nose.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:46 pm
by Chi_Rup
The 1% don’t eat at food trucks. They eat very plain food like pie and boiled veg, fact. The blander the better as a gesture of white supremacy.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:37 am
by Godjira
Breakfast - 7 a.m.
Second Breakfast - 9 a.m.
Elevenses - 11 a.m.
Luncheon - 1 p.m.
Afternoon Tea - 3 p.m.
Dinner - 6 p.m.
Supper - 9 p.m.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:38 am
by Unwashed_Pom
Breakfast at 6.21.
Fruit smoothie at 1.33.
Dinner at 6.35.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:24 pm
by Mike Hunt
Did anyone write anything Brits consider worth reading after 1950?

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:44 pm
by DCComic
Yes.

Re: ‘A HUNDRED RELIGIONS AND ONLY ONE SAUCE’

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:53 pm
by Mike Hunt
DCComic wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Yes.
Probably about something pre-1950.