Sunday, November 07, 2010

British Foods

  • Yorkshire pudding: This one is basically a pop-over. As far as I can tell it is a tasteless fluffy thing that is just there. It does not really taste like anything but it is included in different meals, represented in different sizes.
  • Devon cream: It's Bavarian cream, but it is served hot or cold, on sweet or salty foods. I bought a little pudding cup to try it, and I couldn't stop thinking that I was just eating the inside of a donut.
  • Brown sauce: I guess it is just my American tastes but I really don't see why everything needs a vinegar taste. It is basically Ketchup with more of a vinegar taste to it.
  • Marmite: Start with brown sauce, then cram as much salt as possible in it until it becomes a paste. The British people I've spoken to swear by Marmite and hate Vegemite. The Australians I've talked to swear the opposite. I can't tell a difference between the two, they both taste like pure salt to me.
  • Treacle tart: Autumn standard treat. It tastes just like a pecan pie without the pecans so I'm not sure why it is popular in Autumn (saying Fall will have people look at you weird).

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