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Beef Wellington is the low tier? I like Scotch eggs. If only they were pickled, with walnuts.
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↑ I disagree with some points of this classification too.
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Witness wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:13 am ↑ I disagree with some points of this classification too.
"Some?"

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That actually looks yummy to me, but I don't think it would ever occur to me to try something called "toad in the hole" based on the name. The name is just not appealing.

Is the sausage made from toads?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:32 am That actually looks yummy to me, but I don't think it would ever occur to me to try something called "toad in the hole" based on the name. The name is just not appealing.

Is the sausage made from toads?
Nah, just sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter.

Pretty uninspiring.

This is 2nd rate cook and mockney wanker Jamie Oliver's version on his website.

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No really. He actually has that picture on his website.
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I likshepadds pie and like bangers and mash a lot.
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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:46 am
Witness wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:13 am ↑ I disagree with some points of this classification too.
"Some?"

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Only due to my ignorance: I haven't had the… um… pleasure of tasting everything from that list.
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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:09 pm This is 2nd rate cook and mockney wanker Jamie Oliver's version on his website.
My first thought was dead birds in feathers thrown together. :notsure:
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A comment I grabbed from the Interwebz:
Anonymous wrote:The English were the Klingons of Europe throughout much of their history - going out and conquering less warlike populations; focused on hierarchy, tribal affiliation, and empire. Klingon food probably wouldn't be so great, either. England isn't a a world power anymore, but they still haven't learned to cook.
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ed wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:15 pm I likshepadds pie
Is that a fucking Bengali side dish I don't know about?
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Witness wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:45 pm A comment I grabbed from the Interwebz:
Anonymous wrote:The English were the Klingons of Europe throughout much of their history - going out and conquering less warlike populations; focused on hierarchy, tribal affiliation, and empire. Klingon food probably wouldn't be so great, either. England isn't a a world power anymore, but they still haven't learned to cook.
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I'd dispute that.

We were more like Romulans.

Etc.

I tend to ignore anachronistic stereotypes about British food. In the South East we're up there with the best for quality dining currently thanks to resturanteurs and Chefs sporting a huge gap in the international market in the 90s.

7th most Michelin stars currently. Considering:

1/ The French are dishing out the stars.
2/ We have to carry the gastronomic deserts of the North and Wales on our backs...

...we're obviously not doing too bad.
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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:13 pm I tend to ignore anachronistic stereotypes about British food. In the South East we're up there with the best for quality dining currently thanks to resturanteurs and Chefs sporting a huge gap in the international market in the 90s.

7th most Michelin stars currently. Considering:

1/ The French are dishing out the stars.
2/ We have to carry the gastronomic deserts of the North and Wales on our backs...

...we're obviously not doing too bad.
Let me first say that I enjoyed most of my food during trips to the UK, including in the parts of London where the cuisine came from the (* cough *) empire. So I'm not a hater.

As for the Michelin stars 1 that's really ironic, considering that we are in the "British food" thread and the third column from this relevant Wiki page:

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These last years I also heard that some chefs renounced their stars, feeling that the Michelin competition was a counterproductive rat race. I can understand that.

I'm not familiar with the "gastronomic deserts" you cite, but it stands to reason, I think, that uber-posh restaurants like the 3-stars won't congregate to regions where clients can't afford the prices.
So the real question, meseems, would be: is there really nothing tasty to eat there?



1 Let's not forget that Michelin is, first, a tire manufacturer. Who published his guides (foremost the Guide bleu) so people would drive around. All this is finally a plot to get these tires worn down. :mrgreen:
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Was the quote not "learned how to cook"? And not what they were cooking? :mrgreen:

Besides that, there's a plethora of one and two star resturant all over

I agree with the gastronomic ratrace comment. Especially with pretentious dessert specialists - yet like it or not Michelin remains the benchmark.

Maybe I'm spoiled, I live a stone's throw from Bray and Heston's place is pure theatre and "Oooh..this ice cream really does taste like bacon and eggs". But the food is terrific.
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Witness wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:58 pm.
So the real question, meseems, would be: is there really nothing tasty to eat there?
Plenty. Just look further than the traditional stuff on that list. Which, aside from a good Wellington, is generally bland.

Yes, even the full English Breakfast isn't all *that good*
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Hotarubi wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:56 am
Witness wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:58 pm.
So the real question, meseems, would be: is there really nothing tasty to eat there?
Plenty. Just look further than the traditional stuff on that list. Which, aside from a good Wellington, is generally bland.

Yes, even the full English Breakfast isn't all *that good*
Perhaps I wasn't clear: I meant "the deserts".

"Just look further than the traditional stuff on that list."
Some suggestions, pretty please?

As for the "English Breakfast", I remember very well the little sausages in the B&Bs, half meat half sawdust. And as I was traveling with a lady, we quickly noticed that I always got the rancid end slice of the bacon. (Which made us laugh. Ah! Memories…)