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Cock-a-leekie soup.

 

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A pedant writes...

 

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.

 

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(The prunes are traditional.)

you need a really old boiled cock for the recipe

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you need a really old boiled cock for the recipe

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

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

Please do! :)

 

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

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

Please do! :)

 

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

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)

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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

 

YAWN!

 

Slapsie

 

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

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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)

 

Slapsie

 

Ed to deal with afternoon drinking

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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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