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Mass_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:04 PM
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People need to stop slandering british food!
Edited on Tue Mar-30-04 08:16 PM by Mass_Liberal
Mince pies- kickass!
Sausage rolls- the essence of kickass!
Meat pies- you'd better believe it.... they're kickass!
Apple Juice- best in the damn world
Stuffing- they invented the stuff
And they do the best fry-ups ever
I forgot bread pudding! The shame!!
Really good beer and cider as well.
Fish N' Chips, w/ salt and vinegar
salt and vinegar chips, for that matter
HULA HOOPS, BY GOD!!!!
Chicken Pot Pie

also-...........HOME OF SAINSBURY'S THE BEST FRIGGIN SUPERMARKET CHAIN EVER!!!!SO MUCH GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!! God is clearly everpresent in the glory that is Sainsbury's.
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:06 PM
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1. Fine, no more slander about British food
Just don't eat it if your value your organs.
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:06 PM
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2. Irish food is just disgusting.
British and Scottish foods are most likely the result of a dare.
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Mass_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:08 PM
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4. it's so very untrue
I've been to ireland, and I didn't have a single bad meal there. Only problem was they gave you sooooooo much food. By the end I was yearning for just a light bowl of serial for breakfast.
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:10 PM
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7. I know it is.
I just like the joke. You ahve to admit, every country has a food that looks like it's the result of a very bad dare.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:07 PM
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3. Aren't mice pies meat pies?
And no, we don't need to slander British food. We want to.
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Mass_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:08 PM
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5. woops
that typo coulda been fatal to tha cause. Thanks for catchin it.
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vpigrad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:10 PM
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6. Last time I was in England...
I was offered a dish called speckled dick. I thought at first it was a joke.
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:11 PM
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10. Spotted Dick.
It's a cake like thing isn't it?
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Mass_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:13 PM
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12. I dunno
never had it. Stupid name, I'll agree.
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:14 PM
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14. I seem to remember it was tasty. n/t
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:10 PM
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8. Recently I had some lamb, potatos, and blood pudding
Delicious! Granted my experience with British food is very limited.
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Prozac Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:11 PM
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9. I live in the UK for two years. The food is great and the beer even better
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:12 PM
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11. Lived in Germany for four years.
Edited on Tue Mar-30-04 08:14 PM by DarkPhenyx
They have better food and beer. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! :9
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HEFFA Donating Member (414 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:15 PM
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16. Welcome to DU, Prozac!
The first round's on me, mate. :beer:

Cheers! :toast:
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Prozac Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:17 PM
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17. Thank you. Make mine a Guinness - Interesting place you have here.
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:14 PM
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13. But what about
black pudding and jellied eels? Ick.

Still no one can do fried fish like the Brits.

And Sainsbury's is the god of grocery stores!

Why the hell can't I get ox tail soup in this damn country????

But my local Kroger's does import Hula Hoops :)

Khash.
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Prozac Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:18 PM
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18. I like Sainsbury's little raspberry triffle cups. Oh, and Jaffa cakes.
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:15 PM
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15. Spotted dick, toad in the hole
Edited on Tue Mar-30-04 08:16 PM by achtung_circus
Yummm, I don't care for mushy peas, but steak and kidney pie, MMM,
mixed grille, red lead (stewed tomatoes, onions, bread crumbs, Mozarella cheese). I don't care for kippers or straight kidneys but my grandmother made all these and more. Don't forget "the roast Beef of Old England. I'm going now, I need to eat.

on edit: Trifle for dessert.
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:37 PM
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19. Room-temperature beer and soft drinks
Hasn't anybody taught you people about ICE yet?

I always did love fish and chips, with vinegar, wrapped in newspaper...
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:44 PM
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22. Shame on you, Prisoner Number 6! You'll never leave The Villiage
for this! Room-temperature beer? Don't forget, the British have a different idea of room temperature than Americans do. Anyway, 'room-temperature' means the temperature of the beer cellar the brew is drawn up from. I had wonderful, tasty, cold (but not numbingly icy) beer while I was in the UK. And fried bread! YUM! :9
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U of M Dem 07 Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:38 PM
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20. Mmm...
I love British food. Pork pies? Fish and Chips? Yum. :)
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:40 PM
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21. Sorry but the only decent food I ever had in GB was at the Ritz in London
and it was prepared by a Frenchman. The stuff they call food is over salted, overcooked and uses nothing in the way of subtleness, not to mention vegetables or herbs. My eating experiences there were definitely not haute cuisine, not even midi cuisine. I did love the museums and the taxi drivers.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:44 PM
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23. The "full English breakfast" is a glorious thing, too,

and you can get a most excellent grilled lamb chop or two in the right places.

I must also put in a word for blackberry and apple pie, with clotted cream, which I had at a pub in rural Devon. Since clotted cream is a specialty of Devon, that's the place to have it, in my view.
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Mass_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 08:48 PM
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24. o god
every once in a while, my english dad will randomly cook up a gigantic english breakfast. Sausage, bacon, ham, poached eggs, fried tomatoes (bits o garlic on it), fried bread, and more. Some of the happiest moments of my life have been eating that on a saturday morning. My saturday morning starts around noon of course. :boring:
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