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British food

Post by Flip Flopped » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:37 pm

Quote by proud British cook Helen Brown putting down U.S. popovers (From the WP article talk page for Popover)
We come from Yorkshire and partner makes great Yorkshire Puddings. We have recently eaten popovers in the US and there was no difference at all between them and the puddings that we make at home. The only thing is that popovers are wasted as they are eaten with strawberry butter and not with brown gravy and a pot roast/meat joint dinner that we would eat them with in the UK. Helen Brown Northampton UK - - - -
That'll show the damned Americans!

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Re: British food

Post by suckadmin » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:42 pm

Flip Flopped wrote:Quote by proud British cook Helen Brown putting down U.S. popovers (From the WP article talk page for Popover)
We come from Yorkshire and partner makes great Yorkshire Puddings. We have recently eaten popovers in the US and there was no difference at all between them and the puddings that we make at home. The only thing is that popovers are wasted as they are eaten with strawberry butter and not with brown gravy and a pot roast/meat joint dinner that we would eat them with in the UK. Helen Brown Northampton UK - - - -
That'll show the damned Americans!


Heh.. I spent several months in the UK and was not impressed by the food although I guess it was better than I expected.. best food I had was from India :lol:

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Re: British food

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:02 pm

Wish someone would make me Yorkshire puddings. It's supposed to be a moderately difficult trick; getting them to rise without yeast. You have to follow a weird procedure to the letter and it's "too difficult" for restaurant chefs or something.

The only really good thing Brit food has given us is the "full breakfast" and I'm not even sure they invented it. Plus it's been turned into an "eating contest" item.
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Post by suckadmin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:28 pm

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I did enjoy the english breakfast.. was kinda surprised I didn't pack on the pounds while I was there.. somehow came back weighing the same as before I left. :lol:

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Re: British food

Post by Flip Flopped » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:07 am

This guy tested what makes Yorkshire Pudding successful (link, archive).

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Re: British food

Post by Flip Flopped » Sat May 06, 2017 1:45 am

TIL they have many flavours of tinned savory pies in Britain. Apparently they are quite good as you cook it in the tin? Hard to believe.

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Post by Graaf Statler » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:38 pm

O yeh.Yorkshire Pudding, scones and Christmas pudding. My Irish aunt and my mother had a kind of strange competition in these things. That Christmas pudding thing started mouths before with rum and storing in the cellar. Heavy, with that icing. But in general I agree with suckadmin, it is not the best food of the world, although it has improved. The best food is in my opinion the Italian, but I was never outside Europe, so I can't judge.

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Post by Flip Flopped » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:39 am

Graaf Statler wrote:O yeh.Yorkshire Pudding, scones and Christmas pudding. My Irish aunt and my mother had a kind of strange competition in these things. That Christmas pudding thing started mouths before with rum and storing in the cellar. Heavy, with that icing. But in general I agree with suckadmin, it is not the best food of the world, although it has improved. The best food is in my opinion the Italian, but I was never outside Europe, so I can't judge.
This is off-topic, but how did you like Greek food, Graaf?

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Re: British food

Post by Graaf Statler » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:30 pm

I start a new topic, Flip.

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Re: British food

Post by AndrewForson » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:52 pm

Graaf Statler wrote:O yeh.Yorkshire Pudding, scones and Christmas pudding. My Irish aunt and my mother had a kind of strange competition in these things. That Christmas pudding thing started mouths before with rum and storing in the cellar. Heavy, with that icing. But in general I agree with suckadmin, it is not the best food of the world, although it has improved. The best food is in my opinion the Italian, but I was never outside Europe, so I can't judge.

If there was icing on it, it was probably a Christmas cake, not a pudding.

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