Thursday, January 29, 2009

The British 100

This again from Chez Le Laquet, it follows the same idea as the Omnivore's 100, but it's specialized. Not being a Brit, some of this stuff may not be easily available to me.

The rules/guidelines/instructions/whatevers …

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Link back to Food Stories, if you would be so kind.

1. Grey squirrel - I'm assuming this means the animal. In that case, no.
2. Steak and kidney pie – no, but I'd try it
3. Bubble and squeak – Not as such. I just learned that in Scotland they call it Rumbledethumps. Adorable!
4. Spotted dick – Had it, like it, made some myself.
5. Hot cross buns – at Easter time. Quite nice.
6. Laverbread – No, I had to look that one up. I'd try it, though
7. Toad in the hole - No, but it looks good. I'd try it.
8. Shepherd's pie AND cottage pie - just Shepherd's pie so far.
9. Scotch egg - this actually sounds pretty good. I must try it.
10. Parkin - never had it, but I'd give it a try
11. Welsh rarebit - yes, Mom used to make this sometimes.
12. Jellied eels - never tried it. Sounds pretty gross.
13. Stilton - I don't think I've had this, but I'd try it.
14. Marmite - never had it, but if it's anything like Vegemite, forget it. Foul, horrendous stuff.
15. Ploughman’s lunch - never had it. I might try it.
16. Cucumber sandwiches - yes, and they're quite nice
17. Coronation chicken - no. It sounds like a variation on chicken salad. I'd try it.
18. Gloucester old spot - never had it, but i'd try it.
19. Cornish pasty - I'm pretty sure that my mother made these a few times.
20. Samphire - never tried it, willing to.
21. Mince pies - had it, but don't care for it.
22. Winkles - I'm still not clear what these are. I might try them.
23. Salad cream - I've had mayonnaise, but not salad cream. It seems like there's a subtle difference.
24. Malt loaf - never had it, willing to try
25. Haggis - yes, and I'd have it again, but only in small doses.
26. Beans on toast - I've never heard of putting beans on toast, but I suppose it's worth a try
27. Cornish clotted cream tea - Not so far, but willing to try
28. Pickled egg - never had, willing to try
29. Pork scratchings - called pork rinds in the U.S. Pretty good, but woefully unhealthy
30. Pork pie - never had it, willing to try
31. Black pudding - never had it, sounds disgusting, but willing to try
32. Patum Peperium or Gentleman’s relish - never had it, doesn't sound appealing, but willing to try
33. Earl grey tea - had it, it's okay
34. Elvers - never had it, sounds disgusting. Willing to try in theory
35. HP Sauce - never had it, willing to try
36. Potted shrimps - never had it, willing to try
37. Stinking Bishop - do you mean the pears or the cheese? I've never had either
38. Elderflower cordial - never had it, willing to try
39. Pea and ham soup - had it, make it, love it.
40. Aberdeen Angus Beef - Not that I'm aware of. Willing to try
41. Lemon posset - never had it, willing to try
42. Guinness - never had it, not a fan of beer/ale, but willing to try
43. Cumberland sausage - never had it, willing to try
44. Native oysters - native to Britain? No. Willing to try
45. A ‘full English’ - never had it, willing to try
46. Cockles - never had it, willing to try
47. Faggots - never had it, willing to try, in theory
48. Eccles cake - never had it, willing to try
49. Potted Cromer crab -never had it, willing to try
50. Trifle - I'm sure I've had this at some time or other
51. Stargazy pie - never had it, willing to try in theory
52. English mustard - I don't think I've had this. Willing to try.
53. Christmas pudding - a couple of times. I wasn't all that impressed.
54 Cullen skink - never had it, willing to try
55. Liver and bacon with onions - yes. blech.
56. Wood pigeon - never had it, willing to try
57. Branston pickle - never had it, willing to try although it doesn't sound appetizing.
58. Oxtail soup - never had it, willing to try
59. Piccalilli - never had it, willing to try although it doesn't sound appetizing
60. Sorrel - not that I'm aware of
62. Chicken tikka masala - never had it, willing to try
63. Deep fried Mars Bar - never had it, willing to try
64. Fish, chips and mushy peas - never had it, willing to try
65. Pie,mash & liquor - never had it, willing to try
66. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding - had it, loved it, would eat it again
67. Pickled onions - never had it, willing to try, in theory
68. Cock-a-leekie soup - never had it, but willing to try
69. Rabbit and Hare - never had it, willing to try
70. Bread sauce - never had it, willing to try
71. Cauliflower cheese - I've had cauliflower with cheese, but not as a casserole. Willing to try it.
72. Crumpets - I've had them. They're not bad.
73. Rice pudding - had it, love it, would have it again.
74. Bread and butter pudding - never had it, however I've had baked French toast, which sounds similar
75. Bakewell tart - never had it, willing to try
76. Kendall mint cake - never had it, willing to try
77. Summer pudding - never had it, willing to try
78. Lancashire hot pot - never had it, willing to try
79. Beef Wellington - had it, love it, would have it again.
80. Eton mess - never had it, willing to try, not really a fan of strawberries, though
81. Neeps and tatties - never had it, willing to try
82. Pimms - never had it, willing to try
83. Scampi - Scampi is British? Had it, like it, would have it again.
84. Mint sauce - had it, didn't much care for it.
85. English strawberries and cream - never had it, willing to try
86. Isle of Wight garlic - not specifically, no. Willing to try.
87. Mutton - had it, liked it, would have it again.
88. Deep fried whitebait with tartare sauce - never had it, willing to try in theory
89. Angels on horseback - never had it, willing to try, not a fan of shellfish, though
90. Omelette Arnold Bennett - never had it, willing to try, not a seafood fan
91. Devilled kidneys - never had it, willing to try in theory
92. Partridge and pheasant - tasted pheasant once
93. Stew and dumplings - this was a winter tradition. Love it, would have it again.
94. Arbroath smokies - never had it, willing to try, not a fan of fish
95. Oyster loaves - never had it, willing to try, not a fan of shellfish
96. Sloe gin - had it, liked it, would have it again
97. Damson jam - never had it, willing to try
98. Soda bread - had it, made it, love it, would have it again
99. Quince jelly - never had it, willing to try
100. Afternoon tea at the Ritz - no, but I've had afternoon tea at American Girl Place. I'm sure that's exactly the same.

1 comment:

  1. I love quince jelly - it's delicious with cheese ... membrillo and manchego - yum!

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