reply to post by Advantage
Note to Brits here.. if you want to freak an American out.. offer them Bangers and Mash for breakfast without a smile on your face.
I love Bangers and Mash!
Shepards Pie and Kidney Pie are great too.
Unfortunately, that's about it for British cuisine.....
I remember being in a Pub / Restaurant with my wife in London and she ordered a hamburger. I tried to talk her out of it, but she was adamant. In a
surprise move, the burger was a burnt hockey puck so I ended up having to give her half of my Shepard's Pie which was a crime because this place did
an outrageously good job on that Shepard's pie.
Now the Scots on the other hand can cook. Even the Haggis was decent in Edinburgh, although totally inedible in Inverness.
One embarrassing moment for me was when I ordered Kippers & Eggs for breakfast when we were staying at Gleneagles (awesome place!). I guess the word
Kippers sounded to me like they'd be cute little fish...kind of like sardines. I'm not a huge fan of of the idea of fish for breakfast but I figured
what the hell, I'd try it as a few small anchovy like bites might be pretty good. When the dish came and I saw the size of those monsters with the
eyes still in them and looking at me and sticking out over the ends of the enormous plate - that did freak me out and kill my appetite and had the
waiter cracking up after seeing the look on my face.
When he offered to get me something else, I said yes - Laphroaig please, in a very large glass....
edit on 1/10/2011 by Riffrafter because: (no reason given)