US vs. UK round two: the food

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Who makes the better food?

US
27
60%
UK
18
40%
 
Total votes: 45

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Nolamike » 29 May 2014, 03:06

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Tapiocahead » 29 May 2014, 12:01

This thread is making me hanker for a curry. If only I lived somewhere that makes good curries..
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby harvey k-tel » 29 May 2014, 12:40

Hey, this is kinda boring. Does anyone wanna go play on the swings for a bit?
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Rayge » 29 May 2014, 13:14

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Hey, this is kinda boring. Does anyone wanna go play on the swings for a bit?


It's been instructive, though.
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby der nister » 29 May 2014, 13:26

echolalia wrote:and the quality has never been the same. At the moment I tend to avoid them because they’ve been rubbish lately – they’re typically run by guys in their late 20s/early 30s who aren’t very good at cooking, even if they can skype their mums back in the Punjab for help.


i agree, it seemed when they were rarer they were better
but nowadays there has been an explosion of Thai
resturants and they are disappointing
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Minnie Mincepie » 29 May 2014, 13:38

zphage wrote:
echolalia wrote:and the quality has never been the same. At the moment I tend to avoid them because they’ve been rubbish lately – they’re typically run by guys in their late 20s/early 30s who aren’t very good at cooking, even if they can skype their mums back in the Punjab for help.


i agree, it seemed when they were rarer they were better
but nowadays there has been an explosion of Thai
resturants and they are disappointing


Are they also run by people originating from the Punjab?
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby The Prof » 29 May 2014, 13:42

Tapiocahead wrote:This thread is making me hanker for a curry. If only I lived somewhere that makes good curries..


Might I suggest this

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Goat Boy » 29 May 2014, 13:45

I bought one of those in L.A. Man it was terrible
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Rayge » 29 May 2014, 13:47

Some rubbish British food, made by a Brit in Britain, yesterday:

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Phil T » 29 May 2014, 15:26

We can do good food over here, yes.
For example, I made a lard sandwich yesterday. A whole pack of lard between two slices of bread, with some watercress as garnish.

Lush!
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby sloopjohnc » 29 May 2014, 15:48

Phil T wrote:We can do good food over here, yes.
For example, I made a lard sandwich yesterday. A whole pack of lard between two slices of bread, with some watercress as garnish.

Lush!
;)


I had one of these for lunch yesterday and it hurts to breathe now.

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby harvey k-tel » 29 May 2014, 15:56

sloopjohnc wrote:
Phil T wrote:We can do good food over here, yes.
For example, I made a lard sandwich yesterday. A whole pack of lard between two slices of bread, with some watercress as garnish.

Lush!
;)


I had one of these for lunch yesterday and it hurts to breathe now.

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Damn that looks good!

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Nolamike » 29 May 2014, 17:45

sloopjohnc wrote:
Phil T wrote:We can do good food over here, yes.
For example, I made a lard sandwich yesterday. A whole pack of lard between two slices of bread, with some watercress as garnish.

Lush!
;)


I had one of these for lunch yesterday and it hurts to breathe now.

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 14 Oct 2017, 12:29

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Most amazing about this discussion is how nobody has bothered to make any argument in favor of the UK other than the curry and the cheese.

How is this even remotely an argument?


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Postby Rayge » 14 Oct 2017, 12:56

COLIN LAND wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Most amazing about this discussion is how nobody has bothered to make any argument in favor of the UK other than the curry and the cheese.

How is this even remotely an argument?


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He must have missed the 'at least it's not the USA' point in the UK's favour
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 14 Oct 2017, 13:12

Indeed!
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Thang-y » 14 Oct 2017, 16:05

In the UK's favour

- the Quorn range
- the chocolate
- Rayge's cooking (it's fab)
- curries
- proximity to/import of European food and wine
- breads
- the chocolate
- marmite
- teas
- clotted cream (with or without afternoon tea)
- proper (chunky) chips
- pickled onions
- British cheeses (and French cheeses, see above)
- proper cider
- elderflower cordial

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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby Rayge » 14 Oct 2017, 16:07

Thang-y wrote:In the UK's favour

- the Quorn range
- the chocolate
- Rayge's cooking (it's fab)
- curries
- proximity to/import of European food and wine
- breads
- the chocolate
- marmite
- teas
- clotted cream (with or without afternoon tea)
- proper (chunky) chips
- pickled onions
- British cheeses (and French cheeses, see above)
- proper cider
- elderflower cordial


You forgot the third chocolate
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby hippopotamus » 14 Oct 2017, 21:58

GoogaMooga wrote:I had something called "pork belly" at the Sussex uni canteen. Then there is Semolina...


I literally can't stop laughing at this. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Its probably unwise to trawl through the pages seeing whether I answered this the first time, lest I feel too much warm and fuzzies regarding Googa of times gone by, and forget the horror of the image of him with his litres of yoghurt on that exercise bike he was (did?) get. (shudder).

Anyway.

I don't think anyone from the US or the UK should be allowed to vote.
Of course people are going to have biased taste buds.

Honestly, and not because I have the British-like tendency to root for the underdog... but I vote UK.

Admittedly I only lived in the US for 4 years, and the UK for 10...
and I've only been to about 8 states, the majority being in the north east... And I've probably missed out on a LOT of diversity of the South.

But my immediate rebuttal is that I'd venture to guess the majority of the population probably hasn't sampled THAT many types of American cuisine....plus if we are saying they are worthy of being compared, we have to immediately acknowledge that there is a size disparity and make of that what we will.

But I still say the UK.
When I went back to the US for my month long holiday the other year after having not been back for over a decade I realised I had completely forgotten what food was like there.
Pros:
Diner food
Bagels
Pizza
chinese food
Meat

Cons:
vegetables
Chocolate
Everything else
Meat

It's not that you can't get nice things... of course you can... it's just it IS a little harder to get things that don't taste like absolutely nothing, or rubber. Basic, good produce is easier to get in the UK. I put meat on twice, because you can get pretty decadently delicious steak or ribs or what have you's... but you can also get water and saw-dust that looks like meat. Meat in Britain is pretty standard fine. And maybe that goes for most things. The difference between mediocre and good is much wider in America.
Sigh... Oh I don't KNOW.

Dammit, I'm on the fence again thinking about meat.
Also Waffles... well done on those.
And Bagels.

I DID miss nice vegetables there, though.
And sweet things that didn't taste like corn syrup.
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Re: US vs. UK round two: the food

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Oct 2017, 22:22

Rayge wrote:
COLIN LAND wrote:
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Most amazing about this discussion is how nobody has bothered to make any argument in favor of the UK other than the curry and the cheese.

How is this even remotely an argument?


:o


He must have missed the 'at least it's not the USA' point in the UK's favour


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