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(Yahoo)   Experts say many in Britain malnourished despite the great tasting food   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 63
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2007-06-09 12:51:43 PM  
In other news, many Americans malnourished due to greasy food...
 
2007-06-09 12:51:47 PM  
Jellied eels.
 
2007-06-09 12:53:32 PM  
I can has haggis plies?
 
2007-06-09 12:54:05 PM  
You mean eating nothing but bacon fat and drinking nothing but beer might not be a good idea? I'm going to have to rethink my lifestyle.

/from now on, only light beer
//and low-fat bacon
///mmmm, bacon
 
2007-06-09 12:54:48 PM  
Damba
Butter up that bacon!
Now bacon up that butter!
/obscure?
 
2007-06-09 12:58:01 PM  
"God bless us, every one"
 
2007-06-09 12:58:29 PM  
malnourished refers to not getting the right nutrients. Undernourished refers to not eating enough.
 
2007-06-09 01:00:10 PM  
rburp
/obscure

Obscure to me. But then again, I'm a liter.
 
2007-06-09 01:03:03 PM  
It goes:

"Butter up that bacon, boy!"
"Bacon up that sausage boy!"
 
2007-06-09 01:03:20 PM  
Yeah, fried oatmeal, fried sausages, and friend potatoes are a great diet. With fried Mars Bars for dessert.
 
2007-06-09 01:03:21 PM  
Bacon up that sausage???
 
2007-06-09 01:04:02 PM  
They don't eat enough Soilent™
 
2007-06-09 01:04:42 PM  
FrancoFile
I see you like the Scottish diet, I prefer the Irish one, boiled anything and everything.
 
2007-06-09 01:05:12 PM  
Under rationing in WWII, Britons were never healthier either before or since. Modern food production techniques have increased yield but drastically reduced the vitamins in fruit and vegetables (as well as taste, by all accounts). Also who knows what effect the use of organo-phosphates will have? All of this came about because of the U-Boat blockade in both wars. The emphasis thereafter was for increased yield at any costs so we would never be in that position again.
 
2007-06-09 01:05:29 PM  
someone thinks a Simpson's quote is obscure ???
 
2007-06-09 01:11:50 PM  
Doner kebab, meat hunk rotating in the window.
 
2007-06-09 01:12:22 PM  
dbaggins
someone thinks a Simpson's quote is obscure ???

Apparently so. The only TV I watch is NFL, so I'm not going to get most popular references.

Lord Summerisle
Modern food production techniques have increased yield but drastically reduced the vitamins in fruit and vegetables...

Lord Summerisle, I believe the problem here is not the reduced vitamins, but that people are making the conscious choice to eat bad food.

Britain's nanny state may get so bad that they will prescribe what food their citizens can eat.

The U.S. is probably not far behind, what with the recent bans on trans-fat.

/drink a toast at the passing of personal responsibility
 
2007-06-09 01:14:04 PM  
I just flew into London a few hours ago (YA RLY). I've been here before but never said it on fark.. "the food here sucks".

And before anyone says it, Yes I'm an American and yes I eat well in the states and yes I've been all over the world and eaten all sorts of food.

The only good food here is Indian food, which crushes the Indian food we have in the states.
 
2007-06-09 01:16:11 PM  
Ian Rankin the author of the Rebus series of books opined that thanks to their lousy diet and drinking Scots have the life expectancy of a third world country.
 
2007-06-09 01:16:52 PM  
img528.imageshack.us
 
2007-06-09 01:17:14 PM  
Doner kebab, meat hunk rotating in the window.

Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.
 
2007-06-09 01:18:30 PM  
Best British food: the inbred stillborns of the royal. Pit roasted with a light butter drip.

Mmmmmm.
 
2007-06-09 01:19:45 PM  
Obviously, they haven't discovered the nutrients of scrapple and cheesesteaks.
 
2007-06-09 01:21:00 PM  
Hog lumps anyone?
 
2007-06-09 01:22:05 PM  
The only TV I watch is NFL, so I'm not going to get most popular references.

Popular references are so named not because of the medium from which they are produced, but because of their usage in everyday conversation.

What you are admitting is not that you don't watch TV, but that you have no friends.
 
2007-06-09 01:22:17 PM  
And Cornettos, definately Cornettos
 
2007-06-09 01:26:21 PM  
That is a ridiculous assertion that many British are malnourished due to poor die.. oh, wait...

img.timeinc.net
Great Britain: The Bainton family of Cllingbourne Ducis
 
2007-06-09 01:29:06 PM  
Codyl: The only good food here is Indian food, which crushes the Indian food we have in the states.

The best cheap food in London is Indian or Chinese. It beggars belief that people still come to London, very well known as one of the most expensive countries in the world, eat cheap rubbish, and then moan that the food sucks.

If you spend world city prices, you get world city food:

http://zillialdo.com/home.htm

Better Italian than in Italy (yes, many times), to give but one example.

Damba: Britain's nanny state may get so bad that they will prescribe what food their citizens can eat.

Isn't it odd the way media inventions seldom have the power ascribed to them by people whose only experience of them comes via the media ?
 
2007-06-09 01:42:50 PM  
FarkinNortherner
London has fine food from many cuisines, but there is little good food in the English cuisine and I believe that was the point those people were trying to make.
 
2007-06-09 01:50:27 PM  
This is what happens to a country that takes people's cows away.
 
2007-06-09 01:57:35 PM  
Uncle Karl:London has fine food from many cuisines, but there is little good food in the English cuisine and I believe that was the point those people were trying to make.

Seemed to be the general point (not sure it's true, especially in the countryside, but it would be very easy to get that impression in London) but I'm not letting the assertion that the only good food is Indian go unchallenged !

Great British food, £20 a head, 10 minutes from the DLR - here(p)

The only difficulty - "Do you have anything for vegetarians ?" 'Yes, contempt'
 
2007-06-09 02:00:26 PM  
Chief Wiggum: Boy we British sure eat crap.
 
2007-06-09 02:04:40 PM  
FarkinNortherner
Any idea what is with the English cuisines fascination with the worthless parts of the animal?

From the menu you linked:

Braised lamb neck
Boiled salt beef (not garbage meat just gross)
Braised gloucester pig cheeks
Devilled lamb's kidneys

/I am pretty sure the sausage/hotdog is available so why do they continue to do this.
 
2007-06-09 02:06:18 PM  
Keep your gnarly teeth off my spotted dick.

/I keed
//Anglophile. Really.
 
2007-06-09 02:24:06 PM  
mmm, tripe. is that eaten in the UK? seems like it might be.
 
2007-06-09 02:24:57 PM  
There is nothing wrong with bacon that can't be cured by what is right with bacon.

/nothin'
 
2007-06-09 02:27:22 PM  
It's not about lack of availability of good and nourishing food, it's about choice. The food is there, the willpower is not. I have recently moved to France, home of the "best cuisine in the world", and there are fat spotty oiks here too.

/Anyone for a la carte grenouille?
 
2007-06-09 02:34:58 PM  
I don't get it. This "journalist" forgot the first basic rules of journalism:

1) Americans are stupid and lazy based on several overgeneralizations of a few applied to the whole nation.

2)Europe is perfect by comparision based on several overgeneralizations that are applied to the entire region.
 
2007-06-09 03:12:18 PM  
I just got back from London with the family, and thought I'd toss in a tuppence.

We ate enormous amounts of food, very little of it what one might call "British". Italian, Indian, other Mediterannean, sammiches (maybe the sammiches were closer to true Brit -- cucumbers on everything), fish'n chips (twice), etc.

The costs were insane, even given the bad exchange rate. And yes, we tried to get off the beaten tourist track. I pity the poor Londoner, trying to eat out more than once a month. Cheapest food we got by far was in Avesbury on the way to Stonehenge. I will say that it was all good. Don't think we got a bad meal once the whole two weeks, including the pre-packaged stuff at M&S.

We also walked insane amounts everyday, despite using the Tube a lot. So we didn't gain any weight, despite doing dessert at almost every meal, something we don't do at home.

Give the Brits this, though: their puddings are spot on. And I like their tomatoes better than our US ones.

Oh, and one more thing, and this may just be because I'm from Texas and need to cool off more than warm up, but there is this technology called a refrigerator. Many of them have this gadget called an automatic icemaker. Turn the fridges to cold and put drinks in them. *And* use the icemaker. Put the ice in your drinking glasses. Pour the drink over the ice. Enjoy. Just a little tip from across the pond.
 
2007-06-09 03:26:11 PM  
Chip buns.
 
2007-06-09 03:34:14 PM  
Well, that explains the bad teeth...
 
2007-06-09 03:48:25 PM  
And this is surprising, considering the article a few days ago on here talking about how Britons didn't know that wheat and milk were farm products?
 
2007-06-09 03:49:19 PM  
JammerJim

Don't think we got a bad meal once the whole two weeks, including the pre-packaged stuff at M&S.


I live on M&S prepackaged stuff. Pretty damned fine.
 
2007-06-09 03:57:07 PM  
Crappetite 2007-06-09 01:22:05 PM
The only TV I watch is NFL, so I'm not going to get most popular references.

Popular references are so named not because of the medium from which they are produced, but because of their usage in everyday conversation.

What you are admitting is not that you don't watch TV, but that you have no friends.


/pardon the delayed post, but I've been out working
//helping one of my non-existant friends sod her yard
///much rather post on Fark than sod a yard, but I do things for my friends...

Wow, who pissed in your cornflakes this morning? Each clique of friends have certain topics that interest them. My friends and I mostly discuss cars, computer languages, and beer-making, which relate to our occupations and/or interest. The fact that we're not interested in what *your* friends are interested in says nothing about either clique. However, the cattiness of *your* clique and your insistance of ostracizing anyone who doesn't agree with your definition of "popular" says a lot about you and yours.
 
2007-06-09 03:57:47 PM  
/slashies Boobies later.
 
2007-06-09 03:59:16 PM  
okay, I got caught by the filter

/slashies [first]

[post] later
 
2007-06-09 04:20:34 PM  
Many of them have this gadget called an automatic icemaker.

Only the expensive, upmarket 'American style' refrigerators, I'm afraid. We have this peculiar masochism about ignoring temperature - it's never warm enough to splash out on cooling drinks, no sir. I don't recall ever being in a private dwelling that had aircon - and I'm a well-to-do country boy; friends more so. You get the idea.

Food: M&S is good indeed - because it's quite an upmarket store. It prides itself on being a little bit better than its competitors - and not priced too badly for the privelige.

We don't really do dining out in britain, except for upmarket city centres. Going out to eat is a special event. Yes, we do eat garbage. Proper cooking is a rare skill around these parts, relegated to professional chefs. It's partly to do with the fact that much of our cuisine isn't big on added flavourings, relying on the natural flavours of meat, vegetables and so on, and thus very easy to completely ruin.
 
2007-06-09 04:28:53 PM  
Crappetite

/pardon the delayed post, but I've been out working
//helping one of my non-existant friends sod her yard


Pardon the delayed post, but I was sodding your friend while you were sodding her yard.

/British slang (as that is all I know of it)

Great post, Damba. I L'd OL
 
2007-06-09 04:31:36 PM  
www.egge.net
 
2007-06-09 04:52:50 PM  
But how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
 
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