Re:The Olympics Draws Attention to British Food/Recipes
Having lived in the UK for 5 years, I have experienced the best and worst of British Cuisine. Adding to that my dislike of eggs and low fondness for fish, there are several of the recipes I have shied away from.
BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Bacon Butty is a Gift to Mankind from the GAWDS! With or without "Brown Sauce" My American version uses butter and PB. Nowhere near authentic, but damn good
British Sausage..an acquired taste........I have some in my freezer, but I';d much prefer a Cumberland Sausage
HP.a classic.......also Braxton's Fruity Sauce. I have both.
The Indian influence is obviously from the Raj......andf the fact that most meat back them was pretty horrendous without being doused in "something"( think origins of US BBQ)..today the meat is better, but still is helped along by HP or other equivalents
Went to one local party where the hors d-ouveres were crackers with butter and peanutbutter on them...........try it..you'll like it!..especially if you add a bit of gourmet sea salt for accent. Then I started buying the Jules De Stroop Wafer Cookies here in the US and putting it on them.....the combo of sweet and salty is wonderful....although not for appetizers..more a late night snack.
Savoury pies.....pasties...hot pots....all can be good or awful, I will tell you I never enjoyed lamb much before the UK.....lamb here in the US always seemed fatty and slightly "off-taste". In the UK, it was much much leaner and could be divine!
Once upon a time, Brits were known for cooking stuff to death. That has changed in most places
Oh.and since Foodbyme mentions the "common language" but does appropriately refer to "Brits vs English", there are some folks there that speak a different language and you wanna get a quick insult, and most likely lousy food and service, never use the word "English" in Scotland or Wales...........and to a certain extent, the Isles of Man or the Jersey Islands either