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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridie View Post
    I'm sorry to say it, but the guy who wrote this "review" of British food seems like a typical (narrow-minded, insular) American tourist (as distinct from a typical American... among Americans, their tourists in foreign lands seem like totally different creatures Perhaps on their way out of their country they have mandatory lobotomies or something! )
    Heh, I almost hesitating about posting it for the 'stupid American joke' potential in it, but this man's quite a unique feller; open the link, and see what the majority of his account is about - he's a man of special tastes...

    Um, here's an English dish that I like a lot, and my Mam makes it pretty often. I don't know if it's widespread all over the country, but we like it here:
    Corned Beef Hash.

    (I was embarrassingly old when I realised it wasn't 'corn beef ash' )
    Unfortunately, the Americans seem to have a variant of this whose photos dominate the web when I do an image search, so I cant' show you exactly what I mean, but it's basically Corned Beef and diced boiled Potatoes and Carrots all cooked in a big hug pot of Gravy. As usual with home food, the pictures you'll find on the net or in books are really poncified restaurant versions, which are nothing like the real thing.

    Putting other stuff in it like fried eggs (as I just saw on google) might taste nice, but is blasphemy. As is making patty like things out of it. It should be a stew sort of consistency, and very dark in colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berrocscir View Post
    I'm a bit of a suet junkie, I'm afraid!
    oh my god ;_; if there's any one reason that i'm moving back to the uk it's the suet ;_; it's oddly difficult to obtain in canada. i don't know why. but dumplings just aren't the same without suet. luckily my mum smuggled some in from when she last went to see my nan ._. suuuuet ;_;
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    What exactly is suet? I love it, and have been eating it all my life, but haven't the faintest idea!


    \EDIT: I looked;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suet

    I'll still keep on eating it, though.

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    My No1 is Fish & Chips
    my No2 is Chips & Fish
    No3: Dishes with anchovies [the waiter said something like n´chauvies, and I wondered how chauvinists taste like...]
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    I liked angels on horseback when I was in England too, and all sorts of pies [except those with mint with sauce] and dishes with kraut, I mean cabbage. They keep calling us Germans Krauts, but cabbage is way more common overthere...

    And: Pudding. It´s so different from our pudding overhere.


    Canned food from Britain is terrible, sweets, drops, shortbread and all this is excellent.
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    Aaaah. Forgot corned beef hash. Total crime putting carrots in it. You'll be putting carrots in shepherd's pie next.
    Suet. Incredibly bad for you and veg suet doesn't do it quite right. My mum used to make a mincemeat pud with suet, minced beef, a bit of onion and an oxo cube.
    Canned food no good? What about a Fray Bentos tinned pie. Rag the top off, put it in the oven and watch that thing inflate. Gorgeous.
    Don't get me wrong, I love foreign scoff as well but get a bit uppity when ours is slagged off. Ourcooks can cook anything foreign or otherwise. I love an Indian, Italian, Mexican, Chinese and reckon that it should be written into the "all foreigners out" immigration law that every 5000 people in the UK should be allowed to have the appropriate amount of foreign people in their area to man the eateries.
    Another moan!!!! What happened to good old fashion coffee. If you go somewhere for a coffee nowadays, you get someone with a strange title asking what sort you want????? What is that? I just want a coffee and I don't even know what a ****ing latte is mate.
    I mentioned croissants earlier didn't I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptrgangr View Post
    Canned food from Britain is terrible, sweets, drops, shortbread and all this is excellent.
    ._. My mum always buys me tins of baked beans. They just don't taste the same here >_> I have a bunch of tinned (imported) food that she gave me. I want to have the treacle sponge pudding but in my heart i know I'm never going to finish it on my own (especially with custard.. mm.. custard <3)

    Quote Originally Posted by arthor View Post
    You'll be putting carrots in shepherd's pie next.
    Omg that reminds me of when someone fed me their shepherd's pie and it was full of random weird things like carrots and broccoli. ._. And often frozen shepherd's pies here in the outlying reaches of Canuckistan contain carrots (ew).

    Don't get me wrong, I love foreign scoff as well but get a bit uppity when ours is slagged off.
    It's cause it's not "elegant" enough... -_-

    Another moan!!!! What happened to good old fashion coffee. If you go somewhere for a coffee nowadays, you get someone with a strange title asking what sort you want????? What is that? I just want a coffee and I don't even know what a ****ing latte is mate.
    I like being able to walk into any Starbucks and ask for a grande shaken green iced tea, light ice, half sweetened and then get it the same at every one >_> *horrible, horrible person*.

    Then again that's the only thing I'll buy there (maybe sometimes food but only if my friend with his discount card is there >_>). I don't drink coffee.

    I mentioned croissants earlier didn't I?
    Neglected to mention how bloody delicious they are.
    Especially warmed in an oven with honey... ahhhh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freydis View Post
    ._. My mum always buys me tins of baked beans. They just don't taste the same here >_> I have a bunch of tinned (imported) food that she gave me.
    Baked beans, never tried any canned English, resp. I was not aware they were actually canned before having them for -BREAKFAST-.
    Overhere we have them for brunch, lunch or dinner. I like prefer to have porridge for breakfast.
    Do you like lobscous? I will buy a can one day, and compare it with our Labskaus.
    Quote Originally Posted by Freydis
    I want to have the treacle sponge pudding but in my heart i know I'm never going to finish it on my own (especially with custard.. mm.. custard <3)
    What´s so difficult with making a pudding? It`s not. Guess why I have some problem zones...

    Dou know what we call Götterspeise (gods´food lol)? I especially like it with woodruff flavour.



    I England´s cooling shelfs I did not find it, but rice-pudding.

    Oh, and do you eat a sort of Rote Grütze (red grout/compote)?



    It is common in Northern Germany, Jylland, I am curios the Angels and Jutes brought it to England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridie View Post
    Jelly and rice pudding are German in origin??
    No, who claims they were?
    I never saw anything with woodruff flavour in England though.
    Even the Italians produce no woodruff icecream in Italy, only here in Germany for us.

    Croissants BTW could be from Germany, Austria to be precisely, the French just use their "Brioche dough" to bake them...
    Last edited by Aptrgangr; Friday, October 10th, 2008 at 04:19 PM. Reason: added: only here in Germany for us
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