Nouvelle Cuisine and the NHS

Yes, I was admitted, I was (finally) operated on and the food was good.

You can’t tell from the picture, but the chips were nice, the peas were tasty and the fish was excellent in its crispy coat.

However, it wasn’t large. There’s a lot of space on that small plate. Look at the fork for scale. When they uncovered it I didn’t know whether it was a starter or a cruel hoax.

Remember that I’m using my phone for taking this picture and the perspective is distorted. The chips were just average size, and there were only five of them.


24 thoughts on “Nouvelle Cuisine and the NHS

      1. Laurie Graves

        I certainly understand. I’m in the same boat, and I wrote about it in today’s post.

  1. Lavinia Ross

    The fish and chips do look good. After anesthesia, it was probably better for you that the portion was small in case of post-op regurgitation. 🙂

  2. tootlepedal

    I keep saying that we all need to pay a bit more tax and stop looking at it as a burden if you are to get seven or even eight chips. You can’t have a low tax regime and chips, it stands to reason.

    I am really pleased to hear that things went well.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Thank you. I was pleased too. 🙂

      On a more serious subject – although they cut corners on chips they still provide a sachet of salt (to ensure repeat business from hypertensives?)


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