Category Archives: Cognac

‘Eggs with Legs’ v ‘Eggs on Legs’

It’s been more than four years since I coined ‘Eggs on Legs’ to describe the miserable chickens sold by most supermarkets and many butchers who know no better. It has been my cry out at the woeful state of industrial … Continue reading

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Birds that are ‘Grouse’ and ‘Sick’

In 1920s Australia ‘grouse’ came into the slang to mean ‘terrific, really good’ – like our boys today telling us now that dinner was ‘sick’. Last night’s dinner was sick as we feasted on probably the last grouse of the … Continue reading

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