English translation: already artificially formed into a certain standard shape
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English term or phrase:
already artificially formed into a certain standard shape
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / cooking
English term or phrase:pre-shaped (here)
The text reads:
"Some of the food I concocted at that time was criminal. Top of my range was bacon chop, peas and potatoes. The peas were frozen; the potatoes were tinned, pre-peeled, and came in a sweetish brine I liked to drink; the bacon chop was boneless, pre-shaped, and of a luminous pink".
What is a "pre-shaped" bacon chop? Do I literally have to understand that the meat came in a particular shape? In case it helps, the setting is England in the 1970s.