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2014-05-13 01:16:44 PM  

semiotix: No, Brits, you can't have American cheese-and-tortilla-chips appetizers.

Nachos.


Took me a while. Thanks for that.
 
2014-05-13 01:21:48 PM  
A dish invented at the last moment by the owner of a border town restaurant to give a bunch of drunk army wives something to ballast their margaritas now rates a food etiquette guide?

Tortilla chips, shredded cheese.  Like pizza, toppings are varied, but anything common in Mexican food (Jalapeños, black olives, etc) will do.  Eat with friends if possible.  Wash down with margaritas or beer.  It's not farking rocket science.

/useless trivia, "Doritios" as a brand were invented at Disneyland as a way to recycle stale tortillas.
 
2014-05-13 01:26:30 PM  
SmackLT and brantgoose are this thread's co-champions!
 
2014-05-13 01:30:56 PM  

SmackLT: Also, if you do this with your chips, you will assuredly get into a fight:

[img.fark.net image 328x173]
DON'T DO THIS. EVER! I can't stress this enough.


Agreed! Broken jpegs are annoying!
 
2014-05-13 01:41:06 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: Um....it seems pretty straight forward. As long as you don't go at it like it's a pie-eating contest, you're probably good to go.


Reminds me of my wedding night.
 
2014-05-13 01:43:24 PM  

Silly_Sot: Paul Baumer: really, an article on how to pronounce the word "nachos" would be of more value to the brits.

You do realize you're referring to the country where people pronounce the name "Manuel" as if it were spelled "Man-yoo-el", and that is AFTER THEY HAVE HEARD IT SAID PROPERLY.


Aluminium! WHY CANT THEY SAY IT RIGHT!?

This is also the same country that competes in" ignoring the trends of the world" by driving on the wrong side of the road. I mean that's giving the US a run for its money.
 
2014-05-13 01:44:37 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

Nachos are traditionally eaten by being served as an edible Nacho Hat

Examples:

i147.photobucket.com

www.popfi.com
 
2014-05-13 01:44:53 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: A dish invented at the last moment by the owner of a border town restaurant to give a bunch of drunk army wives something to ballast their margaritas now rates a food etiquette guide?

Tortilla chips, shredded cheese.  Like pizza, toppings are varied, but anything common in Mexican food (Jalapeños, black olives, etc) will do.  Eat with friends if possible.  Wash down with margaritas or beer.  It's not farking rocket science.

/useless trivia, "Doritios" as a brand were invented at Disneyland as a way to recycle stale tortillas.


why does this keep getting posted? It really is blindingly stupid PR bullshiat
 
2014-05-13 01:46:41 PM  
Protip: If the nachos stick together, that's considered one nacho.

content.internetvideoarchive.com
 
2014-05-13 01:47:34 PM  
Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.
 
2014-05-13 01:48:52 PM  

DocPeabody: Silly_Sot: Paul Baumer: really, an article on how to pronounce the word "nachos" would be of more value to the brits.

You do realize you're referring to the country where people pronounce the name "Manuel" as if it were spelled "Man-yoo-el", and that is AFTER THEY HAVE HEARD IT SAID PROPERLY.

Aluminium! WHY CANT THEY SAY IT RIGHT!?

This is also the same country that competes in" ignoring the trends of the world" by driving on the wrong side of the road. I mean that's giving the US a run for its money.



And have fewer traffic accidents as a result, because most people are right-eye dominant...
 
2014-05-13 01:50:38 PM  

Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.


British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.
 
2014-05-13 01:51:01 PM  
Subby, I think you meant to ask

"With what method does one consume the comestible referred to as "Nachos"?
 
2014-05-13 01:51:10 PM  
They have Nachos there? I bet they're awful.
 
2014-05-13 01:52:51 PM  

abhorrent1: They have Nachos there? I bet they're awful.


Outside of Mexican restaurants and cinemas? Not really. They're not a "thing" here, because we have only three or four Mexicans.
 
2014-05-13 01:53:47 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Subby, I think you meant to ask

"With what method does one consume the comestible referred to as "Nachos"?


In England, they're called "cheesy maize toasties"
 
2014-05-13 01:57:09 PM  

SmackLT: Well, it's a bit complex and you don't want to look stupid around Americans or we'll never let you hear the end of it. The chip tongs should be pretty self explanatory, but remember, the right way to deal with long strands of cheese is to pull it, then fold it atop the chip. Italians roll it like it was pasta and we're forever making fun of them at the finer restaurants.

If the cheese is melted, tradition dictates that you eat it right-handed, whereas a cheese sauce would mean you should eat it left-handed, although that dates back to the late 1800s when Irish immigrants used their right hands for cheese spoons, which have since been replaced with the Hanzer ladle--don't ask for one of those, the waiter will use it to give you extra cheese upon request.

If your group orders nachos with jalapenos, make sure to use the two-tined jalapeno fork if you'll be taking any from a communal dish. That much is essential, and many use the fork even in the nicer nacho restaurants when you get your own nacho plate. Americans from the south (primarily Georgia and South Carolina) often use the forks to remove any jalapeno seeds that the chef might have missed, although that's quite rare.

Also, most nacho dishes in the west have a dollop of sour cream on the top or the side when it comes to the table. If it's a communal plate, nobody will touch it until the guest of honor takes some of it. Please take some, as it's considered impolite at least, and even bad luck in places like Seattle and Portland. If you suffer from a dairy allergy, please let your host know before ordering. It's easier to skip the sour cream than face the complicated morass of dividing up the dollop once it comes to the table.


i2.photobucket.com

Seriously, friggin bravo to you good sir.
 
2014-05-13 01:58:26 PM  

Bungles: Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.

British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.


See, you say BBQ, but you mean grilling.
 
2014-05-13 01:59:02 PM  
This article brings up a fundamental point:  Why do the Brits spell chili with two l's?
 
2014-05-13 02:00:19 PM  

Tonyboy: This article brings up a fundamental point:  Why do the Brits spell chili with two l's?


Because Brits sprinkle all their words with extra vowels?
 
2014-05-13 02:00:48 PM  

Bungles: DocPeabody: Silly_Sot: Paul Baumer: really, an article on how to pronounce the word "nachos" would be of more value to the brits.

You do realize you're referring to the country where people pronounce the name "Manuel" as if it were spelled "Man-yoo-el", and that is AFTER THEY HAVE HEARD IT SAID PROPERLY.

Aluminium! WHY CANT THEY SAY IT RIGHT!?

This is also the same country that competes in" ignoring the trends of the world" by driving on the wrong side of the road. I mean that's giving the US a run for its money.


And have fewer traffic accidents as a result, because most people are right-eye dominant...


The five countries with the lowest number of traffic fatalities per billion kilometers traveled: Sweden (right), Norway (right), UK (left), Iceland (right), Denmark (right).
 
2014-05-13 02:04:24 PM  

meanmutton: Bungles: DocPeabody: Silly_Sot: Paul Baumer: really, an article on how to pronounce the word "nachos" would be of more value to the brits.

You do realize you're referring to the country where people pronounce the name "Manuel" as if it were spelled "Man-yoo-el", and that is AFTER THEY HAVE HEARD IT SAID PROPERLY.

Aluminium! WHY CANT THEY SAY IT RIGHT!?

This is also the same country that competes in" ignoring the trends of the world" by driving on the wrong side of the road. I mean that's giving the US a run for its money.


And have fewer traffic accidents as a result, because most people are right-eye dominant...

The five countries with the lowest number of traffic fatalities per billion kilometers traveled: Sweden (right), Norway (right), UK (left), Iceland (right), Denmark (right).


...once you correct for other factors, obviously. Says SCIENCE.
 
2014-05-13 02:06:06 PM  

Publikwerks: Bungles: Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.

British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.

See, you say BBQ, but you mean grilling.


What is this magical form of BBQing that goes beyond using a BBQ, fire, BBQ marinades, and burning things?
 
2014-05-13 02:16:35 PM  

Bungles: Publikwerks: Bungles: Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.

British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.

See, you say BBQ, but you mean grilling.

What is this magical form of BBQing that goes beyond using a BBQ, fire, BBQ marinades, and burning things?


If you are cooking slowly over indirect heat using the smoke to flavor and cook the meat, my bad.

If you are cooking over direct heat, you are grilling. Nothing wrong with that, but with all the shiat we take over the shiat overprocessed food we have, the things that is a culinary art here I get a little protective of.
 
2014-05-13 02:17:11 PM  

Bungles: Publikwerks: Bungles: Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.

British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.

See, you say BBQ, but you mean grilling.

What is this magical form of BBQing that goes beyond using a BBQ, fire, BBQ marinades, and burning things?


And thus the BBQ Religion, with its sects of vinegar based sauce and tomato based sauce didst rise up, and explain that grilling be cooking over a fire, on a grate, rapidly, whereas BBQ be cooking slow, over smoke and flame, for many hours....and thus did the war begin over who doth it correctly, and woe came upon the thread...but the pedants danced.
 
2014-05-13 02:26:06 PM  
Hey British guy, you're doin it wrong.
 
2014-05-13 02:27:36 PM  

mainsail: And thus the BBQ Religion, with its sects of vinegar based sauce and tomato based sauce didst rise up, and explain that grilling be cooking over a fire, on a grate, rapidly, whereas BBQ be cooking slow, over smoke and flame, for many hours....and thus did the war begin over who doth it correctly, and woe came upon the thread...but the pedants danced.


1. Thou shall not confuse Grilling and BBQ
2. Thou shall drink beer while Grilling or BBQing
3. Thou shall never grill a steak past medium rare
4. Thou shall cook 60% on one side, 40% on the other
5.Thou shalt tread kindly on the methods of thy fellow seekers. There is no one right way to 'cue.
6.Thou shalt NOT use Lighter Fluid for thy time at the Q is Holy as  such use shall sour thy taste in the eyes of the Creator and thy quests!
7.Thou shall not parboil
8. Thou shall enjoy thine Q, or thou is doing it wrong
9.  Did thine mention beer?
10. Thou shall pass said lessons to children
 
2014-05-13 02:27:45 PM  

Bungles: Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.

British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.


Damn you, Poe's Law!

For actual Brits, a word to the wise:

In the United States, the word barbeque contains nuances and connotations and regional differences much akin to the word "Yankee". (To the world, a Yankee is an American. To an American, a Yankee is someone (variously) from north of the Mason-Dixon line or from a Union state during the Civil War. To such a person, a Yankee is someone from a Northeastern state. To someone from a Northeastern state, it's someone from New York or southern Connecticut.)

To the world, BBQ is both a noun and a verb indicating cooking on some sort of outdoor grill or the like.
To most Americans, BBQ is a form of indirect cooking with fire, usually not on a grill.
If you live in the Carolinas, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, or Texas, the nuances of your style and what you consider to be BBQ and what you consider to be heresy have all the detail and accountancy of a blood feud.
 
2014-05-13 02:28:58 PM  

mainsail: And thus the BBQ Religion, with its sects of vinegar based sauce and tomato based sauce didst rise up, and explain that grilling be cooking over a fire, on a grate, rapidly, whereas BBQ be cooking slow, over smoke and flame, for many hours....and thus did the war begin over who doth it correctly, and woe came upon the thread...but the pedants danced.


Shall we mention the Mustard Heresy of 1872?
 
2014-05-13 02:30:24 PM  

This text is now purple: Bungles: Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.

British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.

Damn you, Poe's Law!

For actual Brits, a word to the wise:

In the United States, the word barbeque contains nuances and connotations and regional differences much akin to the word "Yankee". (To the world, a Yankee is an American. To an American, a Yankee is someone (variously) from north of the Mason-Dixon line or from a Union state during the Civil War. To such a person, a Yankee is someone from a Northeastern state. To someone from a Northeastern state, it's someone from New York or southern Connecticut.)

To the world, BBQ is both a noun and a verb indicating cooking on some sort of outdoor grill or the like.
To most Americans, BBQ is a form of indirect cooking with fire, usually not on a grill.
If you live in the Carolinas, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, or Texas, the nuances of your style and what you consider to be BBQ and what you consider to be heresy have all the detail and accountancy of a blood feud.


In its most specific form, a Yankee is from 40°49′45″N 73°55′35″W
 
2014-05-13 02:34:54 PM  

This text is now purple: Bungles: Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.

British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.

Damn you, Poe's Law!

For actual Brits, a word to the wise:

In the United States, the word barbeque contains nuances and connotations and regional differences much akin to the word "Yankee". (To the world, a Yankee is an American. To an American, a Yankee is someone (variously) from north of the Mason-Dixon line or from a Union state during the Civil War. To such a person, a Yankee is someone from a Northeastern state. To someone from a Northeastern state, it's someone from New York or southern Connecticut.)

To the world, BBQ is both a noun and a verb indicating cooking on some sort of outdoor grill or the like.
To most Americans, BBQ is a form of indirect cooking with fire, usually not on a grill.
If you live in the Carolinas, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, or Texas, the nuances of your style and what you consider to be BBQ and what you consider to be heresy have all the detail and accountancy of a blood feud.


Crikey, I'm glad we don't do it then. We already have an army of things we judge each other based on ludicrously imperceptible nuances.
 
2014-05-13 02:47:15 PM  

pute kisses like a man: FTA:

Advocates for Mexican food must despair that a dish created on-the-fly by a harassed maître 'd is one that defines Mexican cuisine for a global audience


Nachos define mexican cuisine to the globe?  man, the globe is a farking sad and ignorant place.  yeah, that makes me sad.  that's like saying the definitive american food is the campbell's soup based casserole.


When, in reality, the definitive American food is McDonalds.

\equally sad
 
2014-05-13 02:48:24 PM  

Bungles: Crikey, I'm glad we don't do it then. We already have an army of things we judge each other based on ludicrously imperceptible nuances.


Yeah, but good BBQ is why American's are fat....

//well, that and laziness
 
2014-05-13 02:53:12 PM  
The important thing to remember about American BBQ, particularly Texas BBQ, is if you are eating off of anything other than butcher paper, you're not eating true BBQ.
 
2014-05-13 02:57:51 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: The important thing to remember about American BBQ, particularly Texas BBQ, is if you are eating off of anything other than butcher paper, you're not eating true BBQ.


Just like if you're eating salad with anything but a salad fork - like an overlong dinner fork, a three-tined dessert fork, or a belled beef fork, you're not actually eating  a salad.


THIS IS WHAT YOU PEOPLE SOUND LIKE

 
2014-05-13 02:57:53 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: The important thing to remember about American BBQ, particularly Texas BBQ, is if you are eating off of anything other than butcher paper, you're not eating true BBQ.


I thought the cardinal rule of Texas BBQ is that ribs are beef.
 
2014-05-13 02:58:18 PM  

Bungles: Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.

British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.


Sigh. Are you trolling or serious? The term you are looking for is 'grill', not 'barbecue'.

BBQ as a cooking process at no point involves shuffling hamburgers and hot dogs over a fire for 15 seconds. It doesn't involve direct flame at all in most cases. It is specifically about low, indirect, heat applied over long periods of time. Used to soften otherwise difficult to use cuts, like brisket, and skirt of flank steak.
 
2014-05-13 02:58:33 PM  

Publikwerks: Bungles: Crikey, I'm glad we don't do it then. We already have an army of things we judge each other based on ludicrously imperceptible nuances.

Yeah, but good BBQ is why American's are fat....

//well, that and laziness


I'd wager that fewer Americans can properly explain the difference between grilling and BBQing, than can find The Iraq on a map.

\and such as
 
2014-05-13 03:00:06 PM  

This text is now purple: mainsail: And thus the BBQ Religion, with its sects of vinegar based sauce and tomato based sauce didst rise up, and explain that grilling be cooking over a fire, on a grate, rapidly, whereas BBQ be cooking slow, over smoke and flame, for many hours....and thus did the war begin over who doth it correctly, and woe came upon the thread...but the pedants danced.

Shall we mention the Mustard Heresy of 1872?


Woe! Woe I hath forgotten....
 
2014-05-13 03:01:59 PM  

kroonermanblack: Bungles: Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.

British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.

Sigh. Are you trolling or serious? The term you are looking for is 'grill', not 'barbecue'.

BBQ as a cooking process at no point involves shuffling hamburgers and hot dogs over a fire for 15 seconds. It doesn't involve direct flame at all in most cases. It is specifically about low, indirect, heat applied over long periods of time. Used to soften otherwise difficult to use cuts, like brisket, and skirt of flank steak.


You sound like the type no-one would want to invite to their BBQs.
 
2014-05-13 03:06:18 PM  

Tax Boy: TheShavingofOccam123: Subby, I think you meant to ask

"With what method does one consume the comestible referred to as "Nachos"?

In England, they're called "cheesy maize toasties"



i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-13 03:19:26 PM  

Publikwerks: mainsail: And thus the BBQ Religion, with its sects of vinegar based sauce and tomato based sauce didst rise up, and explain that grilling be cooking over a fire, on a grate, rapidly, whereas BBQ be cooking slow, over smoke and flame, for many hours....and thus did the war begin over who doth it correctly, and woe came upon the thread...but the pedants danced.

1. Thou shall not confuse Grilling and BBQ
2. Thou shall drink beer while Grilling or BBQing
3. Thou shall never grill a steak past medium rare
4. Thou shall cook 60% on one side, 40% on the other
5.Thou shalt tread kindly on the methods of thy fellow seekers. There is no one right way to 'cue.
6.Thou shalt NOT use Lighter Fluid for thy time at the Q is Holy as  such use shall sour thy taste in the eyes of the Creator and thy quests!
7.Thou shall not parboil
8. Thou shall enjoy thine Q, or thou is doing it wrong
9.  Did thine mention beer?
10. Thou shall pass said lessons to children


and the supremacy clause:  thou shall let thy meat rest before cutting thereto!
 
2014-05-13 03:25:05 PM  

Bungles: Britain has a very small Mexican population, hence bad/little Mexican food.

Our knowledge and quality of curries however, due to our large Indian/Bangladeshi/akistani population, is second to none outside south Asia.


Wouldn't it be more succinct to write "second only to South Asia"?
 
2014-05-13 03:27:07 PM  

Bungles: kroonermanblack: Bungles: Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.

British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.

Sigh. Are you trolling or serious? The term you are looking for is 'grill', not 'barbecue'.

BBQ as a cooking process at no point involves shuffling hamburgers and hot dogs over a fire for 15 seconds. It doesn't involve direct flame at all in most cases. It is specifically about low, indirect, heat applied over long periods of time. Used to soften otherwise difficult to use cuts, like brisket, and skirt of flank steak.

You sound like the type no-one would want to invite to their BBQs.


more importantly, he sounds like the type that does not know skirt or flank steak.  take a skirt or flank, salt and pepper, grill on very high heat for a very short period of time, let rest, cut thinly on the diagonal against the grain.  both are awesome cuts of meat (except the bad end of the skirt, but they usually market skirt as the the good part of the skirt, and the bad part gets sold like stew meat) and extremely tender if not overcooked (and, cut the right way.  cut the wrong way and you're doomed).
 
2014-05-13 03:27:58 PM  

dpaul007: Bungles: Britain has a very small Mexican population, hence bad/little Mexican food.

Our knowledge and quality of curries however, due to our large Indian/Bangladeshi/akistani population, is second to none outside south Asia.

TRUTH. You've got Coronation Chicken. Getting that in the states is about as likely as getting good BBQ in Iceland.


LOL:

What, you want me to smoke the herring this time? And this is vinegar and sugar, okay, but what is this thing... a "pep per"?
 
2014-05-13 03:30:06 PM  

Bungles: TheShavingofOccam123: The important thing to remember about American BBQ, particularly Texas BBQ, is if you are eating off of anything other than butcher paper, you're not eating true BBQ.

Just like if you're eating salad with anything but a salad fork - like an overlong dinner fork, a three-tined dessert fork, or a belled beef fork, you're not actually eating  a salad.


THIS IS WHAT YOU PEOPLE SOUND LIKE


You don't understand. It used to be the law in Texas that if you served your food on dinnerware  with utensils, you had to be inspected by the county board of health. Butcher paper didn't count. So the best BBQ was always served by people who couldn't wash dishes for shiat.

Besides, who eats salad? John Pinette didn't and look what that did for him.
 
2014-05-13 03:34:22 PM  

OooShiny: First step is to admit that Brits don't know shiat about a nacho cuz this article's example is just nasty:

[img.fark.net image 460x276]


I get murderous feelings looking at those "nachos." Someone needs to spend an evening in the freezer for concocting that abomination. I cannot fathom what thought processes brought that about, but I will try to relate:

Hmm, that food is unfamiliar to me and therefore I perceive it as disgusting. I will try to make something abhorrent in its likeness.

It's like how more people will recognize Price C-jizzle with this caricature than with his own photo:
www.sportcartoons.co.uk
 
2014-05-13 03:38:18 PM  
Howard Cosell popularized the term "nacho" during Monday Night Football in the 70s.
 
2014-05-13 03:39:46 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Bungles: kroonermanblack: Bungles: Dear Jerk: Brits turn their nose up at BBQ, too. Like conservative talking heads, their opinions should be taken only for entertainment, not instruction.

British people adore BBQ, it just that they prefer proper, outside BBQs, and the chances to reliably organise them is infrequent (due to weather).

On the first day of proper summer, the entire UK stinks of BBQ, because every single person with a BBQ is using it.

Sigh. Are you trolling or serious? The term you are looking for is 'grill', not 'barbecue'.

BBQ as a cooking process at no point involves shuffling hamburgers and hot dogs over a fire for 15 seconds. It doesn't involve direct flame at all in most cases. It is specifically about low, indirect, heat applied over long periods of time. Used to soften otherwise difficult to use cuts, like brisket, and skirt of flank steak.

You sound like the type no-one would want to invite to their BBQs.

more importantly, he sounds like the type that does not know skirt or flank steak.  take a skirt or flank, salt and pepper, grill on very high heat for a very short period of time, let rest, cut thinly on the diagonal against the grain.  both are awesome cuts of meat (except the bad end of the skirt, but they usually market skirt as the the good part of the skirt, and the bad part gets sold like stew meat) and extremely tender if not overcooked (and, cut the right way.  cut the wrong way and you're doomed).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqFRzeGYzmk
 
2014-05-13 03:41:00 PM  

Bungles: DocPeabody: Silly_Sot: Paul Baumer: really, an article on how to pronounce the word "nachos" would be of more value to the brits.

You do realize you're referring to the country where people pronounce the name "Manuel" as if it were spelled "Man-yoo-el", and that is AFTER THEY HAVE HEARD IT SAID PROPERLY.

Aluminium! WHY CANT THEY SAY IT RIGHT!?

This is also the same country that competes in" ignoring the trends of the world" by driving on the wrong side of the road. I mean that's giving the US a run for its money.


And have fewer traffic accidents as a result, because most people are right-eye dominant...


No, it's because they're more courteous as a matter of cultural identity, farktard.
 
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