My mother used to always say to me: "don't shovel down your food".

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I just... yuck. Makes me think of the phrase "like shite off a shovel."

No, me neither.

It has been going for a long time. As far as I know "chicken in a basket", for example, started in the 1960s. What has changed is food not-on-plates was adopted by Hipster restaurants in the last 10 years or so.

@fitheach I don't mind chicken in a basket or juice in a jar. but they really don't know where to draw a line. Few weeks a go I so picture of fish and chips on an empty bag of crisps. I know it's a pun but for fuck sake.

I'm surprised that is acceptable from a food hygiene perspective.

I remember having. "Mick's grill" like that at Mad O'Rourke's Pie factory in Tipton in the 70s.

A shovel or a sizzler plate? There used to be a trend for putting steaks and other fried foods on cast-iron sizzler plates. Often the food would be cooked on these plates, and then mounted on a wooden board to be served to the customer.

It is called a "Mick's Grill" because Irish navvies often cooked their dinner over a brazier using a shovel as a pan apparently.
The Little pub company was full of quirky stuff like that, one pub had a narrow boat as the bar, "Desperate Dan Pies" with pastry horns, each pub had it's own speciality.

Cool. Just goes to show there is nothing new under the sun.

I'm sure I've read similar accounts of firemen in steam locomotives doing the same thing.

Sadly Greene King bought the company and didn't understand how it worked, trashed it in short order

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