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UK nanny state update: Kids who dislike spicy food might be 'racist'

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I dislike asparagus and squash. Who does this make me prejudiced against?
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Good one, AQB.

    2muchcoffee -- you better not be dissin' the Veggie Tales. You'll have toddlers gnawing on your ankles.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I got nothin' against green beans, peas, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli (forgot that the first time), potatoes, cucumbers, cole slaw, and lima beans ... but I draw the line at squash and asparagus. That shit's just evil from a seed.

    Besides, it's not like the U.K. can claim any great culinary achievements. There's a damn good reason they built an empire --- they wanted something decent for dinner.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    C'mon. Asparagus makes your pee smell funny. What could be bad about that? And in these parts, if you dis squash, it just encourages the gardeners to leave more on your doorstep.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Hey, you leave me out of this
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Seriously? Britain has an amazing culinary heritage. Shit, we even had the world's first celebrity chef. Marco Pierre White.

    Then, there's Fergus Henderson.

    And I shouldn't even need to bring up Gordon Ramsey.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    One word that puts that statement to bed: Haggis. :-\ :-X

    And we won't even talk about black pudding, eel pie, faggots (both original pork and Mr. Brain's), deviled kidney, spotted dick, toad in the hole, steak and kidney pudding or jellied eels. Not too excited about hindle wakes or bangers and mash, either. :-X

    (Yes, I do know what all those are.)

    Although fish and chips are okay.

  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Technically, haggis isn't British. It's Scottish.

    And if it's not Scottish, it's CRAP!!!!!
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Ha! Scotland has been part of Great Britain since 1707. :D
  12. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    You just get a giggle about funny names for dishes, or actually find out what they are?

    Spotted Dick: Sponge cake with raisens

    Toad in the Hole: Sausages surrounded by slightly thicker than pancake batter.

    Bangers and Mash: Sausages and Mashed potatoes.

    Steak and Kidney pie: Exactly what it sounds like, except not overcooked, awful cow and pig kidney that usually gets served over here.

    I'm surprised you didn't throw something like blood cake on there, which is delicious, and a varient of black pudding, which is more like its sausage version.

    No-one should ever knock any food until they've actually tried it. Or, you could try traditional countryside fare from Britain, like pheasant, game hen, venison or lamb.
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