A blow for popular garnish ingredient as cucumber species faces extinction.
With lettuce rationing well under way, one head of lettuce per person, consumers are now facing the daunting prospect with the disappearance of another ingredient from the corner of their plate.
Eaten to the point of extinction
Just as popular as lettuce, and in demand, the cucumber, often seen quivering on top of a limp lettuce leaf, but is talented enough to make any mundane meal look appealing, the humble cucumber can be part of any food or drink — from salad to fast-food, and the important, summer drink, Pimms No.1.
“A vital part of garnish that is usually placed on a heap of leaves, can be inside a sandwich, or as an afterthought with fast-food. We can all expect to see dramatic changes. Diners will be served with food they have ordered; which will be disappointing to everyone.” – Mary, eater of food and salad, from — ‘Food & Garnish Eater’ Magazine
The versatile cucumber used to jazz up a plate and was prepared to look interesting with different shapes with bespoke angles. Curly cucumber had always been popular with the average Londoner. Simply digging a fork into the skin and scraping from end to end in a wavy motion, To impress your friends cut swirly-patterned cucumber at an angle.
Dafty News looks at the deepening events that are unfolding and how it will affect the garnish-loving Brit:
- Pimms No. 1 – The popular summer, cocktail drink during Wimbledon season, cool and refreshing to help everyone get bladdered whilst riding the highs and lows with the usual debates whether Andy Murray is British or Scottish.
- Cucumber sandwich – Usually served between two slices of bread and useless at lining the stomach of a Pimms guzzler.
- Royal Ascot – Cucumber with Pimms is thought to help with balance. while parading about with grotesque hats that resemble a monument.
- Diners – Feeling conned as they notice the size of their plate will be smaller, as lack of salad will only create an empty space.
- Dieters – Will have a ready-made excuse for not being ‘Beach-Body Ready’, this summer.
- Pimms – No cucumber.