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#31 splinky

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 05:11 PM

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QUOTE(Carolyn Tillie @ Aug 18 2009, 12:48 PM) View Post
Cock-a-leekie soup.


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Despite how that photo is captioned on flikr I don't think it's cock-a-leekie. The meat looks like beef for one thing and the dumplings would be non-traditional.

This is more what it looks like.



(The prunes are traditional.)

you need a really old boiled cock for the recipe

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#32 Sneakeater

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:34 PM

It's becoming fairly easy to understand where the Empire went.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:38 PM

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you need a really old boiled cock for the recipe

...or at least two out of the three.

#34 g.johnson

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:49 PM

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It's becoming fairly easy to understand where the Empire went.

I always assumed the empire began with Clive, tired of faggots, deciding to pop out for an Indian.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:00 PM

Where the hell did this "lets take the pee out of funny Brit food" thread come from?

I'm tempted to start an equivalent thread for amusing US gastronomic delights.

Faggots are disgusting but toad in the hole is a household favourite, the trick is to source some decent sausages.
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#36 Carolyn Tillie

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:02 PM

You guys are making me seriously nostalgic. What is it about this stuff that I love so much? I want to don my titfer, grab a pint, and hang with my chums.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:04 PM

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I'm tempted to start an equivalent thread for amusing US gastronomic delights.

Please do! smile.gif

But before you do, can you tell us what "a West Country sauce" is?
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#38 splinky

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:08 PM

QUOTE(ghostrider @ Aug 18 2009, 03:04 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Gavin @ Aug 18 2009, 03:00 PM) View Post
I'm tempted to start an equivalent thread for amusing US gastronomic delights.

Please do! smile.gif

But before you do, can you tell us what "a West Country sauce" is?

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West Country sauce
Water, lard, wheat flour, modified maize starch, tomato puree, salt colour (E150c), yeast extract, sugar, onion flavour, spice and herb extracts (celery)

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#39 Slapsie Maxie

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:09 PM

QUOTE(Gavin @ Aug 16 2009, 05:00 PM) View Post
Where the hell did this "lets take the pee out of funny Brit food" thread come from?

I'm tempted to start an equivalent thread for amusing US gastronomic delights.

Faggots are disgusting but toad in the hole is a household favourite, the trick is to source some decent sausages.


I like well made faggots with peas, but agree with Gav on the whole

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#40 Gavin

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:10 PM

I have absolutely no idea what a West Country Sauce is. Something like a Cumberland sauce?
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#41 Slapsie Maxie

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:13 PM

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I have absolutely no idea what a West Country Sauce is. Something like a Cumberland sauce?


Perhaps it is what they drown Americans who don't know that Stephen Hawking is British in (probably most of them)

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#42 g.johnson

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:15 PM

Who's Stephen Hawkins?
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:17 PM

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Who's Stephen Hawkins?


Apologies for spelling

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:21 PM

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Somerset Brandy

Ah, West Country Sauce.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 10:42 PM

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Lobscouse. (Actually not very interesting at all -- beef stew.)


But the derivation of "scouser" as a slang term for denizens of Liverpool. It must have been popular there - they were always eating it on Brookside.


Interesting. Surely must be related to Labskaus, a Hamburg speciality which for some remarkable reason never got popular outside of Hamburg.
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