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2014-07-05 05:51:03 PM  
Warning: Don't scroll down the the gif at the bottom if you are prone to seizures.
 
2014-07-05 06:56:13 PM  
Haggis does not belong on this list.
 
2014-07-05 08:07:49 PM  

RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.


Isn't Scotland part of Britain?
 
2014-07-05 08:19:17 PM  

teto85: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

Isn't Scotland part of Britain?


Explained.

Scots are citizens of Great Britain / The UK because they don't have their own passports. Even though they have their own parliament,
 
2014-07-05 08:20:44 PM  
Haggis is fine. Marmite's fine. Human breast milk is pretty tasty, so the ice cream is probably good. Black pudding is good.

Dunno what laverbread is but it looks like it'd be good on buttered toast.
 
2014-07-05 08:20:46 PM  

fusillade762: teto85: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

Isn't Scotland part of Britain?

Explained.

Scots are citizens of Great Britain / The UK because they don't have their own passports. Even though they have their own parliament,


They are part of Britain because that is the name of the damn island.
 
2014-07-05 08:21:14 PM  
Fourteen of Britain's most disgust-


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2014-07-05 08:22:13 PM  
I grew up British. Dad loves jellied eels, steak and kidney pie, etc. Sister ate marmite sammiches like it was her job. Mom thinks the correct way to prepare anything is to boil it until colorless, tasteless, and mushy. All the while I was considered "a picky eater". You know, for having taste buds and whatnot.
 
2014-07-05 08:22:55 PM  
Scrapple and pickled lamb's tongue laugh at this list.


/will eat either
 
2014-07-05 08:25:26 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Haggis is fine. Marmite's fine. Human breast milk is pretty tasty, so the ice cream is probably good. Black pudding is good.

Dunno what laverbread is but it looks like it'd be good on buttered toast.


Laverbread is basically a seaweed paste. It's super nutritious and free so you ate it to supplement your diet in the winter or when you couldn't afford anything else. This is one of those foods that are kind of gross tasting but kept people alive.
 
2014-07-05 08:26:45 PM  
Most of that stuff's pretty good, just visually odd. I mean the Brits could do the same thing with a lot of our foods.
 
2014-07-05 08:29:55 PM  

fusillade762: teto85: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

Isn't Scotland part of Britain?

Explained.

Scots are citizens of Great Britain / The UK because they don't have their own passports. Even though they have their own parliament,


Just how James VI of Scotland wanted it when he unified the Kingdom.

Oh, fark you article for dishing mushy peas. They are awesome. I made my American wife learn how to make them with a proper meat pie and chips, as was intended in the annuals of most awesome food history.
 
2014-07-05 08:31:15 PM  
Meh - most of them aren't bad at all. This writer is certainly from the early 1990s, when "can you believe those wacky foreigners" articles were all over the place...I guess they still are.
 
2014-07-05 08:31:48 PM  

RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.


This. I had it at a Robert Burns dinner way back when I first met Lordfortuna, and it wasn't bad at all. It tasted like sausage but with the consistency of oatmeal, basically. It was prepared in a fancy hotel kitchen though so YMMV.
 
2014-07-05 08:31:56 PM  
So what exactly on that list is disgusting?

/Mexican. We eat the whole animal.
//Mmmm Tijuana street tacos (just don't as about the meat source).
 
2014-07-05 08:34:25 PM  

limeyfellow: Oh, fark you article for dishing mushy peas. They are awesome.


British fish & chips are not complete without them,

/Oh, and British chips are not the same as French fries.
 
2014-07-05 08:34:37 PM  

limeyfellow: fusillade762: teto85: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

Isn't Scotland part of Britain?

Explained.

Scots are citizens of Great Britain / The UK because they don't have their own passports. Even though they have their own parliament,

Just how James VI of Scotland wanted it when he unified the Kingdom.

Oh, fark you article for dishing mushy peas. They are awesome. I made my American wife learn how to make them with a proper meat pie and chips, as was intended in the annuals of most awesome food history.


James did not unite them.  England and Scotland were separate countries that just shared a common ruler.  The UK did not appear until 1707
 
2014-07-05 08:34:47 PM  

RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.


Most of that shiat does not belong on the list. Bubble and squeak is great, haggis is at worst edible, black pudding is surprisingly good, and even spotted dick isn't awful. It's just unfortunately named.
Traditional British food is pretty good. There, I said it.
 
2014-07-05 08:35:34 PM  
Another site to put on my "do not click"-list.
Lazy, unresearched, paste-and-click buzzfeed-like garbage.
 
2014-07-05 08:39:56 PM  
C'mon, some of those are made up, right? Please tell me they are.
 
2014-07-05 08:40:38 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

i291.photobucket.com

Better not be obscure!
 
2014-07-05 08:40:43 PM  

jamspoon: limeyfellow: Oh, fark you article for dishing mushy peas. They are awesome.

British fish & chips are not complete without them,


No, you're thinking of "fish and chips and mushy pees".
 
2014-07-05 08:41:27 PM  
Would like to try a lot of actually. only real turnoff was the stargazy pie
 
2014-07-05 08:43:07 PM  

limeyfellow: Oh, fark you article for dishing mushy peas.


If I wanted baby food, I'd steal my nephew's stash.  I prefer fresh peas, thanks.

\and don't even get me started on spit-pea soup
\\no, I truly don't believe that's a typo
 
2014-07-05 08:43:50 PM  
FTFAJellied Eels...Like unagi, only gross

First, I laughed.

Then, I began to crave unagi.  I have no idea how many of those things I'm capable of eating because I've never reached the point of not wanting more.  Unagi and tuna (maguro) sashimi are two of my greatest weaknesses.

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/One of the things I miss the most about living in California is having an apartment within walking distance of half a dozen sushi joints.  And, they were all pretty good.
 
2014-07-05 08:44:20 PM  
Just 14?  I think a top 50 might've been better at showcasing British cooking.
 
2014-07-05 08:44:54 PM  
The thing that strikes me about a lot of British cuisine I've seen is that how good it turns out depends on the quality of the ingredients used and the skill of the preparer.  And, yeah, I know this is true of any cuisine, but it seems especially true of British cooking.  Take a Yorkshire pudding.  Done well, it's a light, fluffy, lovely compliment to a meal.  Done wrong, it's a disgusting blob of greasy dough.
 
2014-07-05 08:47:35 PM  
Bubble and squeak is awesome. A gran of salt, without the British the traditional breakfast with eggs and toast and meat would be replaced with the Continental.

Show some respect.
 
2014-07-05 08:48:01 PM  

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2014-07-05 08:49:32 PM  
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Better not be obscure!


Wonderful, wonderful... I like you, human.
 
2014-07-05 08:53:27 PM  
Haggis may be disgusting (I think I'd actually like it, although I question the wisdom of eating lung meat from Britain--not a fan of soot) but I will tell you one thing about this photo...

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That dagger is hella cool.
 
2014-07-05 08:54:52 PM  
My theory about why the British created the largest empire in history stems from their cuisine. The Spanish and French empires never really reached their potential because they have delicious food at home thus no real incentive to go overseas and when they did, they were real jerks to the locals since the locals didn't have food that (they felt) couldn't compare to home. The British, with their awful food, had a higher incentive to go out into the world to find better food to bring back. They were also nicer to the locals compared to the French and Spanish so they could keep eating the exotic food for longer, teaching them how to administrate their own countries so they can take time off of imperialism-ing to chow down on some matar paneer, dim sum or falafel.
 
2014-07-05 09:01:01 PM  
A list of the things Asian people eat is way more horrifying.......considering that list includes.. ALL ..THE.. THINGS!!
 
2014-07-05 09:01:14 PM  
And they bash on floats.

/gag
//heave
///running
 
2014-07-05 09:04:20 PM  
Ya know, I guaranty you I could force myself to eat everything on that list before I ever eat those boiled half-developed duck eggs that they eat in Louse! Eeww. Went to a friends house that his wife was eating them. Not only did it smell like rancid ass, she said the beak and head were her favorite parts.
 
2014-07-05 09:05:09 PM  

aerojockey: That dagger is hella coo


Absolutely.
 
2014-07-05 09:07:21 PM  

kyuzokai: I grew up British. Dad loves jellied eels, steak and kidney pie, etc. Sister ate marmite sammiches like it was her job. Mom thinks the correct way to prepare anything is to boil it until colorless, tasteless, and mushy. All the while I was considered "a picky eater". You know, for having taste buds and whatnot.


You're comparing steak and kidney pie to jellied eels?!
WTH is wrong with you?!

/misses well prepared steak and kidney pies
//grew up...something
///protein-filled slashies
 
2014-07-05 09:12:00 PM  

ladyfortuna: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

This. I had it at a Robert Burns dinner way back when I first met Lordfortuna, and it wasn't bad at all. It tasted like sausage but with the consistency of oatmeal, basically. It was prepared in a fancy hotel kitchen though so YMMV.


I had some at a Highlands Festival here in the US, so I don't know how authentic it was. Still, it wasn't bad, though...reminded me of a sort of mealy paté.
 
2014-07-05 09:12:51 PM  

leonel: My theory about why the British created the largest empire in history stems from their cuisine. The Spanish and French empires never really reached their potential because they have delicious food at home thus no real incentive to go overseas and when they did, they were real jerks to the locals since the locals didn't have food that (they felt) couldn't compare to home. The British, with their awful food, had a higher incentive to go out into the world to find better food to bring back. They were also nicer to the locals compared to the French and Spanish so they could keep eating the exotic food for longer, teaching them how to administrate their own countries so they can take time off of imperialism-ing to chow down on some matar paneer, dim sum or falafel.


I've long suspected this myself.  "We liked the food so much, we took over the country."

North America, for instance, had...  corn.  And turkeys.  And lobster, which was considered such a poor man's food that there were laws against feeding it to your servants more than three times per week.  So screw those guys, that food's crap.  They want independence?  Yeah, sure, get outta here.

Australia had...  what does Australia have natively besides everything being scary and poisonous?
 
2014-07-05 09:14:21 PM  
Wouldn't go out of my way to try any of those but Bubble and Squeak actually sounds pretty good.
 
2014-07-05 09:14:44 PM  

phalamir: limeyfellow: fusillade762: teto85: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

Isn't Scotland part of Britain?

Explained.

Scots are citizens of Great Britain / The UK because they don't have their own passports. Even though they have their own parliament,

Just how James VI of Scotland wanted it when he unified the Kingdom.

Oh, fark you article for dishing mushy peas. They are awesome. I made my American wife learn how to make them with a proper meat pie and chips, as was intended in the annuals of most awesome food history.

James did not unite them.  England and Scotland were separate countries that just shared a common ruler.  The UK did not appear until 1707


I'm pretty sure that 1707 saw the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain when the kingdoms of Scotland and England were united into one, while the United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Ireland; later GB and Northern Ireland) wouldn't appear until 1800.
 
2014-07-05 09:15:43 PM  
Only 14?
 
2014-07-05 09:30:21 PM  
The truth is there is nutritional value in almost anything you eat and, if you grow up in a culture that has some oddball notions (from your parochial perspective) about what's tasty and what's not, you'll probably grow up with a hankering for a heapin' helpin' of lung stew now and then.
 
2014-07-05 09:31:07 PM  
The only thing actually bad on that list, is jellied-eels.

Haggis should be up there with the all-time greats. Regardless of ingredients, not only does it taste amazing, but it's incredibly good for you to boot. The only complaint is that generic store-bought can sometimes be too dry; this can be solved with the application of gravy, neaps n tatties.

/Brit stuck in yankland
//You can't say shiat when I'm seeing scrapple on the shelves
///wife's a yank, makes fish & chips, beef welly and toad i'th hole
////slashies
 
2014-07-05 09:31:49 PM  
god damn, how the hell do you get a job throwing together something as asinine as that?  I want in!  I think i put more effort into morning shiat and shower then what was put into that article.
 
2014-07-05 09:32:28 PM  
Mushy peas is an excellent side dish, not to mention essential for a proper plate of fish and chips.
 
2014-07-05 09:32:49 PM  

shArkh: The only thing actually bad on that list, is jellied-eels.

Haggis should be up there with the all-time greats. Regardless of ingredients, not only does it taste amazing, but it's incredibly good for you to boot. The only complaint is that generic store-bought can sometimes be too dry; this can be solved with the application of gravy, neaps n tatties.

/Brit stuck in yankland
//You can't say shiat when I'm seeing scrapple on the shelves
///wife's a yank, makes fish & chips, beef welly and toad i'th hole
////slashies


Where in Hades do you get generic store-brand haggis in a can in the US?
 
2014-07-05 09:33:16 PM  

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I know I should feel bad for not recognizing which episode this is, and I do. I am a bad Trekkie. Please explain?
 
2014-07-05 09:33:58 PM  
I am from the Gulf Coast of Texas. So, if there is something the Mexicans haven't taught us to eat, the Cajuns have.

Black pudding, bubble and squeak, and marmite are good food.
 
2014-07-05 09:34:40 PM  

maram500: Apos: Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 600x450]

[i291.photobucket.com image 394x413]

Better not be obscure!

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 694x530]

"Of course not!"

I know I should feel bad for not recognizing which episode this is, and I do. I am a bad Trekkie. Please explain?


Nevermind. Now I remember. Apologies.
 
2014-07-05 09:36:50 PM  

maram500: Apos: Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 600x450]

[i291.photobucket.com image 394x413]

Better not be obscure!

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 694x530]

"Of course not!"

I know I should feel bad for not recognizing which episode this is, and I do. I am a bad Trekkie. Please explain?


I believe that's the one in which Picard is being tortured by a particularly sadistic Cardassian, who offers the starved Picard an egg to eat that's filled with a black, writhing and hideous mass of flesh.
 
2014-07-05 09:39:22 PM  
Bubble and squeak is awesome, as is spotted dick, the raisin Newton thingies, and mushy peas.  Haggis is farking gross, though.  If the actual ingredient listing doesn't turn your stomach, the idea of putting it in your mouth and eating it is enough to do the trick.
 
2014-07-05 09:41:25 PM  

buckler: Where in Hades do you get generic store-brand haggis in a can in the US?


My apologies good sir, I was referring to the generic ones I often found in the Homeland across the sea.

If you're alluding to "where can I find haggis in the US?" they're but an online order and a reasonable chunk of pocket-money away.
 
2014-07-05 09:42:04 PM  
The only thing wrong with UK food is 1) The sausages are filled with sawdust and 2) their sausages are filled with sawdust.
 
2014-07-05 09:42:33 PM  

maram500: maram500: Apos: Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 600x450]

[i291.photobucket.com image 394x413]

Better not be obscure!

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 694x530]

"Of course not!"

I know I should feel bad for not recognizing which episode this is, and I do. I am a bad Trekkie. Please explain?

Nevermind. Now I remember. Apologies.


At first I was:

i291.photobucket.com

But then I:

i291.photobucket.com

/no need to apologize
//just rewatch all seven seasons again as "punishment"
///watching TNG right now
 
2014-07-05 09:43:05 PM  

shArkh: buckler: Where in Hades do you get generic store-brand haggis in a can in the US?

My apologies good sir, I was referring to the generic ones I often found in the Homeland across the sea.

If you're alluding to "where can I find haggis in the US?" they're but an online order and a reasonable chunk of pocket-money away.


We call it "scrapple".
 
2014-07-05 09:45:09 PM  

aerojockey: I question the wisdom of eating lung meat from Britain--not a fan of soot


The UK had a Clean Air Act before the US did and that was to fix air quality problems in London.  Once they tapped the North Sea fields for gas there really isn't anyone doing things like heating with coal so the image of the UK being sooty or smoky is outdated.
 
2014-07-05 09:46:18 PM  
Well, we have scrapple.
I mean really, does this look like food to you?
westcoastscrapple.com
It looks like a piece of jute carpet backing.
 
2014-07-05 09:48:29 PM  

shArkh: buckler: Where in Hades do you get generic store-brand haggis in a can in the US?

My apologies good sir, I was referring to the generic ones I often found in the Homeland across the sea.

If you're alluding to "where can I find haggis in the US?" they're but an online order and a reasonable chunk of pocket-money away.


No, no...it was the former. Thanks for the clarification.
 
2014-07-05 09:49:33 PM  

shArkh: The only thing actually bad on that list, is jellied-eels.

Haggis should be up there with the all-time greats. Regardless of ingredients, not only does it taste amazing, but it's incredibly good for you to boot.


freefall.purrsia.com
 
2014-07-05 09:50:15 PM  

RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.


No it does not. There is good Haggis and there is bad Haggis. The first time I ate it, it was delicious. The second time it almost made me puke. The lesson there is don't eat food that is easy to screw up from a second rate fish and chip place.

There are a couple of other things in the list in TFA that I'd eat. The bubble and squeak looked pretty good. Flies graveyard is surprisingly close to what our cooks made as deserts when we were at sea and everyone loved them so I'd eat those. Mushy peas seem to me to just be a thicker split pea soup so I'd eat that. Spotted dick is just an unfortunately named desert but I'd eat it, maybe not the canned version (see Haggis above as to why).

The rest aren't bad in concept (except the jellied eels, yuck) but I wouldn't pick them out of a menu to eat just like I don't pick cottage cheese. They just aren't what I would want to eat.
 
2014-07-05 09:52:23 PM  

Prey4reign: The truth is there is nutritional value in almost anything you eat and, if you grow up in a culture that has some oddball notions (from your parochial perspective) about what's tasty and what's not, you'll probably grow up with a hankering for a heapin' helpin' of lung stew now and then.


lung, the other, other, other white meat...

CSB(kinda)
Grew up on a farm, had to hunt and slaughter our own food as a kid. You know, deer, elk, spotted leopard. Manatee, black panther, etc., the usual. Anyway, I would cut up lung into squares and throw it into our chicken coop. Chickens would go batshiat over it, chasing each other around and what not. Didn't pop a piece in my mouth but they lived through it.

/come to think of it, our eggs did taste a little funny, hmmm...
 
2014-07-05 09:52:32 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: Better not be obscure!


Where are the four lights?
 
2014-07-05 09:52:41 PM  
 
2014-07-05 09:53:11 PM  

Radioactive Ass: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

There is good Haggis and there is bad Haggis.


All Haggis tastes like ass, but in the right hands it's can taste like mighty fine ass.
 
2014-07-05 09:54:02 PM  

Saturn5: Well, we have scrapple.
I mean really, does this look like food to you?
[westcoastscrapple.com image 400x299]
It looks like a piece of jute carpet backing.


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-05 09:57:49 PM  

menschenfresser: phalamir: limeyfellow: fusillade762: teto85: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

Isn't Scotland part of Britain?

Explained.

Scots are citizens of Great Britain / The UK because they don't have their own passports. Even though they have their own parliament,

Just how James VI of Scotland wanted it when he unified the Kingdom.

Oh, fark you article for dishing mushy peas. They are awesome. I made my American wife learn how to make them with a proper meat pie and chips, as was intended in the annuals of most awesome food history.

James did not unite them.  England and Scotland were separate countries that just shared a common ruler.  The UK did not appear until 1707

I'm pretty sure that 1707 saw the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain when the kingdoms of Scotland and England were united into one, while the United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Ireland; later GB and Northern Ireland) wouldn't appear until 1800.


And I am sure beyond a doubt that James I/VI didn't have anything to do with it.
 
2014-07-05 09:59:23 PM  

limeyfellow: fusillade762: teto85: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

Isn't Scotland part of Britain?

Explained.

Scots are citizens of Great Britain / The UK because they don't have their own passports. Even though they have their own parliament,

Just how James VI of Scotland wanted it when he unified the Kingdom.

Oh, fark you article for dishing mushy peas. They are awesome. I made my American wife learn how to make them with a proper meat pie and chips, as was intended in the annuals of most awesome food history.


Surely that should be considered domestic violence (gag).
 
2014-07-05 09:59:37 PM  
The ice cream with breast milk doesn't bother me,  but the cost of $22.50 per serving of it does.
 
2014-07-05 10:00:20 PM  
What's up with all these links to British food (what they like, what they don't like, what we won't like, etc.) the past few days?
Is there something going on I don't know about, as in are they going to take back the colonies?
 
2014-07-05 10:01:06 PM  

Boo_Guy: The ice cream with breast milk doesn't bother me,  but the cost of $22.50 per serving of it does.


Unless it's freshly squeezed table side, then....
 
2014-07-05 10:02:51 PM  

Saturn5: Radioactive Ass: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

There is good Haggis and there is bad Haggis.

All Haggis tastes like ass, but in the right hands it's can taste like mighty fine ass.


Well put.
 
2014-07-05 10:06:08 PM  

Saturn5: Well, we have scrapple.
I mean really, does this look like food to you?
[westcoastscrapple.com image 400x299]
It looks like a piece of jute carpet backing.


I don't know where you got a picture of my parents countertop, but I think if you tried to eat it your teeth would shatter.
 
2014-07-05 10:06:44 PM  
Haggis, spotted dick (homemade, anyway), and flies graveyard are all damn tasty.  Bubble and squeak can be too, unless the person making it is a mong...and really, same goes for black pudding.  However, stargazey is an affront to humankind.
 
2014-07-05 10:07:04 PM  

Saturn5: Well, we have scrapple.
I mean really, does this look like food to you?
[westcoastscrapple.com image 400x299]
It looks like a piece of jute carpet backing.


I have erasers that look just like that.
 
2014-07-05 10:09:15 PM  
Haggis is a sausage with herbs and spices.

Black pudding is delicious.

Marmite is tasty but a poor substitute for Vegemite.
 
2014-07-05 10:11:49 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: jamspoon: limeyfellow: Oh, fark you article for dishing mushy peas. They are awesome.

British fish & chips are not complete without them,

No, you're thinking of "fish and chips and mushy pees".


I had mushy pees once after a trip to Thailand.  It was incredibly painful.
 
2014-07-05 10:11:58 PM  

Mister Peejay: shArkh: The only thing actually bad on that list, is jellied-eels.

Haggis should be up there with the all-time greats. Regardless of ingredients, not only does it taste amazing, but it's incredibly good for you to boot.

[freefall.purrsia.com image 768x242]


You can get microwaveable haggis all over Scotland.
 
2014-07-05 10:17:55 PM  

dolphinsgonwild: Boo_Guy: The ice cream with breast milk doesn't bother me,  but the cost of $22.50 per serving of it does.

Unless it's freshly squeezed table side, then....


It's also extra if you want to do the squeezing.
 
2014-07-05 10:19:15 PM  
My first wife loved Scrapple so I tried it once. Once. She said that it tasted exactly the way it should taste so I'm pretty sure that it wasn't because it was badly made or prepared. She also like Lebanon Baloney (too sweet for my taste) and a few other things that I didn't like all that much. But there were also a lot of new foods that I had never had that she introduced me to. For example Stromboli is virtually nonexistent on the west coast and I don't know why. Conversely trying to get a Piroshki in PA will always end up being Pirogi's. Not that I dislike a cheesy ravioli but what I wanted was a meat filled bun deep fried like a donut. Those people don't know what they are missing.
 
2014-07-05 10:21:13 PM  

Mister Peejay: leonel: My theory about why the British created the largest empire in history stems from their cuisine. The Spanish and French empires never really reached their potential because they have delicious food at home thus no real incentive to go overseas and when they did, they were real jerks to the locals since the locals didn't have food that (they felt) couldn't compare to home. The British, with their awful food, had a higher incentive to go out into the world to find better food to bring back. They were also nicer to the locals compared to the French and Spanish so they could keep eating the exotic food for longer, teaching them how to administrate their own countries so they can take time off of imperialism-ing to chow down on some matar paneer, dim sum or falafel.

I've long suspected this myself.  "We liked the food so much, we took over the country."

North America, for instance, had...  corn.  And turkeys.  And lobster, which was considered such a poor man's food that there were laws against feeding it to your servants more than three times per week.  So screw those guys, that food's crap.  They want independence?  Yeah, sure, get outta here.

Australia had...  what does Australia have natively besides everything being scary and poisonous?


Kangaroo. Lean, tasty, and much better for the environment than beef, sheep or chicken.

Witchetty grubs. A moth larva than can be found under tree bark.

Sydney rock oysters, Moreton Bay bugs, Banana prawns, Barramundi, Coral Trout, Red emperor and many other ocean species.
 
2014-07-05 10:23:03 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Haggis is fine. Marmite's fine. Human breast milk is pretty tasty, so the ice cream is probably good. Black pudding is good.

Dunno what laverbread is but it looks like it'd be good on buttered toast.


Never tried Haggis or Marmite, so I can't say.  Never tried black pudding, either, but I do really enjoy prieta, so I can imagine it might be good.

I really don't see the point of making ice cream out of Human breast milk and I wouldn't go out of my way to try it, but I guess if someone offered me a free sample I'd give it a try.
 
2014-07-05 10:23:28 PM  

ol' gormsby: Moreton Bay bugs


I'd eat those. They look like, and probably taste like, lobster or crab.
 
2014-07-05 10:24:38 PM  

Radioactive Ass: My first wife loved Scrapple so I tried it once. Once. She said that it tasted exactly the way it should taste so I'm pretty sure that it wasn't because it was badly made or prepared. She also like Lebanon Baloney (too sweet for my taste) and a few other things that I didn't like all that much. But there were also a lot of new foods that I had never had that she introduced me to. For example Stromboli is virtually nonexistent on the west coast and I don't know why. Conversely trying to get a Piroshki in PA will always end up being Pirogi's. Not that I dislike a cheesy ravioli but what I wanted was a meat filled bun deep fried like a donut. Those people don't know what they are missing.


-Wait, no stromboli on the West Coast?  WTF.  Also, there are two kinds of Lebanon, regular and sweet. Can't touch the sweet variety, myself.
 
2014-07-05 10:25:42 PM  

dolphinsgonwild: Grew up on a farm, had to hunt and slaughter our own food as a kid. You know, deer, elk, spotted leopard. Manatee, black panther, etc., the usual. Anyway, I would cut up lung into squares and throw it into our chicken coop. Chickens would go batshiat over it, chasing each other around and what not. Didn't pop a piece in my mouth but they lived through it.

/come to think of it, our eggs did taste a little funny, hmmm...


That funny flavor is called tuberculosis.

/jk, but IIRC that is why lung meat is banned in the US
 
2014-07-05 10:26:56 PM  
ol' gormsby:

Sydney rock oysters, Moreton Bay bugs, Banana prawns, Barramundi, Coral Trout, Red emperor and many other ocean species.

Of course, you had to go near or actually enter the ocean to get them, so sometimes you caught food, and sometimes you were food.
 
2014-07-05 10:27:38 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: Jaden Smith First of His Name: Dunno what laverbread is but it looks like it'd be good on buttered toast.

Laverbread is basically a seaweed paste. It's super nutritious and free so you ate it to supplement your diet in the winter or when you couldn't afford anything else. This is one of those foods that are kind of gross tasting but kept people alive.


www.seriouseats.com

Hmm, laver is basically the kim of kimbap, so I guess it would be ok.
 
2014-07-05 10:29:04 PM  

limeyfellow: Oh, fark you article for dishing mushy peas. They are awesome. I made my American wife learn how to make them with a proper meat pie and chips, as was intended in the annuals of most awesome food history.


Ugh, no.  I mean, if you're an infant or so old you can't chew, fine, I guess.  If you have working teeth you don't eat mushy vegetables.  Unless maybe you're a criminal or mentally defective.
 
2014-07-05 10:33:53 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 600x450]

[i291.photobucket.com image 394x413]

Better not be obscure!


boiled tusba...
 
2014-07-05 10:34:14 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: -Wait, no stromboli on the West Coast? WTF


I know, right! If I ask for it and even explain what it is they invariably say that what I want is a calzone. No, it's not a calzone, that's a pizza flipped in half. A stromboli is different.
 
2014-07-05 10:34:22 PM  

ciberido: If you have working teeth you don't eat mushy vegetables. Unless maybe you're a criminal or mentally defective.


Americans love refried beans don't they? Same thing, pretty much.
 
2014-07-05 10:36:02 PM  

El Dudereno: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

Most of that shiat does not belong on the list. Bubble and squeak is great, haggis is at worst edible, black pudding is surprisingly good, and even spotted dick isn't awful. It's just unfortunately named.
Traditional British food is pretty good. There, I said it.


Never tried bubble and squeak, but from the Wikipedia article it sounds like it might be good.  I'd certainly be willing to try it, anyway.  I mean, it's basically pan-friend potatoes and cabbage, right?

Interesting linguistic tidbit from the article is that Roupa Velha/Ropa Vieja is basically the Iberian form of bubble and squeak, whereas in a lot of other Spanish-speaking countries "ropa vieja" is a dish made from shredded beef.
 
2014-07-05 10:38:58 PM  

Boo_Guy: dolphinsgonwild: Boo_Guy: The ice cream with breast milk doesn't bother me,  but the cost of $22.50 per serving of it does.

Unless it's freshly squeezed table side, then....

It's also extra if you want to do the squeezing.


Unless they look like this...then, NO

3.bp.blogspot.com

But if they look like this, then double my order and give me an hour, please...
 
2014-07-05 10:44:22 PM  

ciberido: I really don't see the point of making ice cream out of Human breast milk and I wouldn't go out of my way to try it, but I guess if someone offered me a free sample I'd give it a try.


The milk itself just tastes like the sweet milk you have leftover at the bottom of a cereal bowl.
 
2014-07-05 10:45:21 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: Also, there are two kinds of Lebanon, regular and sweet.


Both are too sweet for me. We lived close enough to get it straight from the factory (and utz's chips as well, we bought the large tin and it was economical to go to the factory and get it filled for pennies compared to buying the bagged version).

One of the other foods that I learned about and liked were ring bologna (from Ono). I hated bologna before that, probably because my experience before that was 100% Oscar Mayer crap.
 
2014-07-05 10:45:32 PM  

eraser8: FTFA:  Jellied Eels...Like unagi, only gross

First, I laughed.

Then, I began to crave unagi.  I have no idea how many of those things I'm capable of eating because I've never reached the point of not wanting more.  Unagi and tuna (maguro) sashimi are two of my greatest weaknesses.


The only two foods that constantly make me want to vomit whenever I force myself to eat them are beondaegi and eel.  What's annoying is that people who like eel always think that I "just had a bad experience" or "have never tried GOOD eel."  Then they'll drag me to some restaurant (the one that has "the BEST eel in Korea/America/Asia/the world)" and browbeat me into trying THIS eel dish because it's "really, really good" eel.  But only if I get to choose where we sit so I can make a dash for the bathroom.

All kidding aside, eel makes me physically ill and asshole "friends" keep trying to cajole me into "giving it one more try."

Seriously, fark eel, and fark food proselytes who browbeat people into trying foods they really, really don't want to try.  If you've ever tried to cajole a friend into giving some food a try even after they tell you they've tried it and don't like it, slap yourself.

At least when I said "I tried beondaegi and it was nasty," people let the matter drop.

/I farking HATE eel.
 
2014-07-05 10:48:01 PM  

whatshisname: ciberido: If you have working teeth you don't eat mushy vegetables. Unless maybe you're a criminal or mentally defective.

Americans love refried beans don't they? Same thing, pretty much.


Not this American. *shudder*
 
2014-07-05 10:50:07 PM  

whatshisname: ciberido: If you have working teeth you don't eat mushy vegetables. Unless maybe you're a criminal or mentally defective.

Americans love refried beans don't they? Same thing, pretty much.


Good point.  Refried beans are nasty, too.  More evidence that there are a lot of criminals and mentally defective people living in America.
 
2014-07-05 10:51:05 PM  
scrapple.  right down there with cream cheese and olives in celery, left in a second grade school coat room for four hours.

Wrote that and started to gag.

Miss Sidenfelds class at Rocking Horse Elementary School was never the same for me.

Food is sort of like the used car salesman's concept - there's an ass for every seat.
 
2014-07-05 10:52:39 PM  
The giant Fig Newtons looked delicious! Especially the frosted ones. Damnit, now I want figs...
 
2014-07-05 11:18:03 PM  

FriarReb98: If I wanted baby food, I'd steal my nephew's stash.  I prefer fresh peas, thanks.


If I wanted baby food I'd suck your sisters tits.
 
2014-07-05 11:20:54 PM  

phalamir: menschenfresser: phalamir: limeyfellow: fusillade762: teto85: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

Isn't Scotland part of Britain?

Explained.

Scots are citizens of Great Britain / The UK because they don't have their own passports. Even though they have their own parliament,

Just how James VI of Scotland wanted it when he unified the Kingdom.

Oh, fark you article for dishing mushy peas. They are awesome. I made my American wife learn how to make them with a proper meat pie and chips, as was intended in the annuals of most awesome food history.

James did not unite them.  England and Scotland were separate countries that just shared a common ruler.  The UK did not appear until 1707

I'm pretty sure that 1707 saw the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain when the kingdoms of Scotland and England were united into one, while the United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Ireland; later GB and Northern Ireland) wouldn't appear until 1800.

And I am sure beyond a doubt that James I/VI didn't have anything to do with it.


No argument there!
 
2014-07-05 11:23:11 PM  
Never tried breast milk ice cream (sounds fine), but of the others only laverbread and jellied eels need bother a newbie for a second, and only because their taste and texture are a little unexpected at first blush. But heck, second or third time around they grow on you. As one might well expect of time-honoured regional cuisine. Both are niche rarities that you need to go out of your way to track down. Easier to find lutefisk than jellied eels, I reckon (well, outside of the East End of London, perhaps). Choke down some laverbread in front of a Welshman and he'll be your friend for life. Seriously. But if you enjoy Pacific oysters you'll have no problem.

The only reason the Internet is fixated with the term "flies graveyard" is that some regional hick made a Wikipedia entry under that title in 2006 and it's stuck. Colloquially in the UK it might much more commonly be called "fly pie", but good luck to you if you ask for it by either name anywhere outside of a school canteen.

Black pudding, like haggis, is extremely variable in both texture and taste - it all boils down to the recipe used by individual butchers - and in the case of black pudding, geographical variation also kicks in, in terms of its physical structure. The image used of the deep-fried, batter-coated minor variant is a northern, 11p.m. chip-shop belly-buster, and unrepresentative of its more common manifestation as a breakfast staple. Black pudding with beefsteak tomato, mozzarella, and spinach-leaf brioche, with a balsamic vinegar drizzle is all the rage as a starter course in certain UK hipster restaurants these days. If you can afford it. Highly toothsome, all the same.

Having said all that, wild horses couldn't have dragged me into the Missouri eateries I once used to pass daily, that proclaimed "TRIPE" in large white capital letters visible from the surface of Mars. So yeah, there's that, too.
 
2014-07-05 11:31:17 PM  

Mister Peejay: leonel: My theory about why the British created the largest empire in history stems from their cuisine. The Spanish and French empires never really reached their potential because they have delicious food at home thus no real incentive to go overseas and when they did, they were real jerks to the locals since the locals didn't have food that (they felt) couldn't compare to home. The British, with their awful food, had a higher incentive to go out into the world to find better food to bring back. They were also nicer to the locals compared to the French and Spanish so they could keep eating the exotic food for longer, teaching them how to administrate their own countries so they can take time off of imperialism-ing to chow down on some matar paneer, dim sum or falafel.

I've long suspected this myself.  "We liked the food so much, we took over the country."

North America, for instance, had...  corn.  And turkeys.  And lobster, which was considered such a poor man's food that there were laws against feeding it to your servants more than three times per week.  So screw those guys, that food's crap.  They want independence?  Yeah, sure, get outta here.

Australia had...  what does Australia have natively besides everything being scary and poisonous?


Nothing. If it's not foreign, we don't eat it.

Except may be kangaroo. That's pretty tasty.
 
2014-07-05 11:47:12 PM  

El Dudereno: RaceDTruck: Haggis does not belong on this list.

Most of that shiat does not belong on the list. Bubble and squeak is great, haggis is at worst edible, black pudding is surprisingly good, and even spotted dick isn't awful. It's just unfortunately named.
Traditional British food is pretty good. There, I said it.


Just cause you said it doesn't make it so....

I've eaten a lot of stuff from around the word, some bad, some good, some horrible. But no where was it as consistently bad as the English. Especially since they are as likely to have wonderful food based on availability of the ingredients from around the world. They just chose not to avail themselves of better cooking skills/experiences.
 
2014-07-05 11:59:28 PM  

dolphinsgonwild: Boo_Guy: dolphinsgonwild: Boo_Guy: The ice cream with breast milk doesn't bother me,  but the cost of $22.50 per serving of it does.

Unless it's freshly squeezed table side, then....

It's also extra if you want to do the squeezing.

Unless they look like this...then, NO

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 307x400]



Those haven't been able to produce milk since Eisenhower was in Office.
 
2014-07-06 12:40:13 AM  

Mister Peejay: leonel: My theory about why the British created the largest empire in history stems from their cuisine. The Spanish and French empires never really reached their potential because they have delicious food at home thus no real incentive to go overseas and when they did, they were real jerks to the locals since the locals didn't have food that (they felt) couldn't compare to home. The British, with their awful food, had a higher incentive to go out into the world to find better food to bring back. They were also nicer to the locals compared to the French and Spanish so they could keep eating the exotic food for longer, teaching them how to administrate their own countries so they can take time off of imperialism-ing to chow down on some matar paneer, dim sum or falafel.

I've long suspected this myself.  "We liked the food so much, we took over the country."

North America, for instance, had...  corn.  And turkeys.  And lobster, which was considered such a poor man's food that there were laws against feeding it to your servants more than three times per week.  So screw those guys, that food's crap.  They want independence?  Yeah, sure, get outta here.

Australia had...  what does Australia have natively besides everything being scary and poisonous?


Oh they just need a place to dump their criminals.
 
2014-07-06 01:43:37 AM  
I am a fussy eater. Knowing what is in Haggis put it on my list of things to never eat. Then one day a friend from Glasgow invited me to the annual Robert Burns dinner. Great fun, but of course the featured entree was Haggis (imported from Scotland-this was outside the USA which bans imports) and I couldn't refuse it. And wouldn't you know I found it so delicious I had seconds.
 
2014-07-06 01:43:59 AM  
1) My grandmother used to cook with fishheads (and took them out to see a movie).
2) Never had 'em, would try 'em.
3) Haggis is awesome.
4) My grandmother also used to make morcilla (didn't bring any to the movies).
5) No. Milk is for the young of a species; it is not for adults, not for members of other species. Stop.
6) Never had it, would try it. Ingredients don't sound overly appealing, but also not overly appalling. Plus, it's called "Spotted Dick", which is a name only slightly better than "dirty rice" and "grits" because it's funny.
7) I like various forms of seaweed (sushi, seaweed salad) so yeah.
8) While I o_O at the idea of it, it doesn't sound at all gross. Just ... why would you do that?
9) Shut up. It's meat. There need to be more meat snacks anyway. Gimme.
10) Oh, fark you in the ass with a hot curling iron, you sick, sick bastards. I've had vegemite -- which Wikipedia describes as "lighter in taste" -- so I can only imagine how nasty this stuff is. No.
11) If you ate it last night, what's wrong with eating some more of the same the next day?
12) It's a hot-dog ball made from pig parts. Sounds OK to me. Plus, it's got a name even funnier than "Spotted Dick".
13) They're basically fig newtons, as the article points out, so I don't see the problem. Also again with the funny name.
14) Pea paste. Nothing terrible here, unless you hate peas.

So the article's title could easily be shortened to "142 Awful British Foods That Make Us Proud to Be American" from my PoV.
 
2014-07-06 01:45:22 AM  
*sigh* I'd probably eat 9/10 (drawing the line at haggis as having had it before and no like)  What's the big?  I eat stuff all the time that I shouldn't and haven't died yet.
 
2014-07-06 02:26:53 AM  
That's why there are lots of curry take out joints throughout the country.
 
2014-07-06 02:48:34 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: 5) No. Milk is for the young of a species; it is not for adults, not for members of other species. Stop.


Had to ignore everything you said when I saw this. Quiet you cheeseless bastard.
 
2014-07-06 03:40:57 AM  

Badgers: Another site to put on my "do not click"-list.
Lazy, unresearched, paste-and-click buzzfeed-like garbage.


Actually after reading the metro do a list of american imports to england that were 'gross', then reading the metro list of american imports to england they just can't live without, and finding that the list was 80% the same, I'm just stopping clicking the US/UK gross food lists, as they seem to all come from the same database of food images. Bored of that.

YO, MODMINS, GONNA GREEN GROSS FOODS OF OTHER NATIONS SO THE UK/US FARKERS GET TO SNEER AT OTHER COUNTRIES IN UNISON FOR ONCE!!
 
2014-07-06 03:43:10 AM  

insertsnarkyusername: ArcadianRefugee: 5) No. Milk is for the young of a species; it is not for adults, not for members of other species. Stop.

Quiet you cheeseless bastard.


this.

Stop being a silly freak.
 
2014-07-06 04:03:28 AM  
Iced raisin cookies are delicious. I could eat of bag of Mother's easy.
 
2014-07-06 06:46:37 AM  
Yeah, yeah, laugh at the name, but the real spotted dick (not from a can) is very good.  It's also got a creamy glaze on top.  If you're ever in a pub that serves it, order it and see.
 
2014-07-06 07:26:14 AM  

aerojockey: Haggis may be disgusting (I think I'd actually like it, although I question the wisdom of eating lung meat from Britain--not a fan of soot) but I will tell you one thing about this photo...

[cdn.foodbeast.com image 600x399]

That dagger is hella cool.


That isn't a dagger, it's a sgian-dubh.

And I can assure you, for I have eaten a lot of it, haggis IS delicious!  (And so is black pudding, if it's well prepared.)
 
2014-07-06 08:23:49 AM  

Type random string here: aerojockey: Haggis may be disgusting (I think I'd actually like it, although I question the wisdom of eating lung meat from Britain--not a fan of soot) but I will tell you one thing about this photo...

[cdn.foodbeast.com image 600x399]

That dagger is hella cool.

That isn't a dagger, it's a sgian-dubh.

And I can assure you, for I have eaten a lot of it, haggis IS delicious!  (And so is black pudding, if it's well prepared.)


No, that's not a wee black knife. That's a fancy dirk of some sort.
 
2014-07-06 08:40:04 AM  

Type random string here: That isn't a dagger, it's a sgian-dubh.


The item in the photograph is clearly double-edged, so it wouldn't seem to be a sgian-dubh according to the Wikipedia article that says it's a knife.  A sgian-dubh is a ceremonial Scottish knife for cutting things like haggis, I presume.
 
2014-07-06 08:42:50 AM  

Type random string here: aerojockey: Haggis may be disgusting (I think I'd actually like it, although I question the wisdom of eating lung meat from Britain--not a fan of soot) but I will tell you one thing about this photo...

[cdn.foodbeast.com image 600x399]

That dagger is hella cool.

That isn't a dagger, it's a sgian-dubh.

And I can assure you, for I have eaten a lot of it, haggis IS delicious!  (And so is black pudding, if it's well prepared.)


Scots use Klingon for a language?
 
2014-07-06 09:20:27 AM  

Witness99: NobleHam: Most of that stuff's pretty good, just visually odd. I mean the Brits could do the same thing with a lot of our foods.

Really? Like what?


Chitlins, grits, cheez whiz, most casseroles, sloppy joes, meatloaf, scrapple, pig's feet, jello salad... And that's not even mentioning actually weird/gross stuff like rocky mountain oysters or Chicago-style pizza and hot dogs.
 
2014-07-06 10:14:37 AM  

zimbomba63: Type random string here: aerojockey: Haggis may be disgusting (I think I'd actually like it, although I question the wisdom of eating lung meat from Britain--not a fan of soot) but I will tell you one thing about this photo...

[cdn.foodbeast.com image 600x399]

That dagger is hella cool.

That isn't a dagger, it's a sgian-dubh.

And I can assure you, for I have eaten a lot of it, haggis IS delicious!  (And so is black pudding, if it's well prepared.)

Scots use Klingon for a language?


Well, there probably are more people fluent in Klingon these days... which is sad
 
2014-07-06 04:14:14 PM  

zimbomba63: Type random string here: aerojockey: Haggis may be disgusting (I think I'd actually like it, although I question the wisdom of eating lung meat from Britain--not a fan of soot) but I will tell you one thing about this photo...

[cdn.foodbeast.com image 600x399]

That dagger is hella cool.

That isn't a dagger, it's a sgian-dubh.

And I can assure you, for I have eaten a lot of it, haggis IS delicious!  (And so is black pudding, if it's well prepared.)

Scots use Klingon for a language?


I thought it was the Welsh that used Klingon as the base for their language.
 
2014-07-06 08:46:18 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: zimbomba63: Type random string here: aerojockey: Haggis may be disgusting (I think I'd actually like it, although I question the wisdom of eating lung meat from Britain--not a fan of soot) but I will tell you one thing about this photo...

[cdn.foodbeast.com image 600x399]

That dagger is hella cool.

That isn't a dagger, it's a sgian-dubh.

And I can assure you, for I have eaten a lot of it, haggis IS delicious!  (And so is black pudding, if it's well prepared.)

Scots use Klingon for a language?

I thought it was the Welsh that used Klingon as the base for their language.


Gaelic anyone?
 
2014-07-06 09:09:49 PM  
Spotted dick with custard is one of the finest comfort foods known to man.

Bubble and squeak is delicious and sometimes I make cabbage and mash for dinner just so I can have bubble and squeak the next day.

Flies graveyard is OK but I'd always order spotted dick for choice.

Laver bread is a bit of an acquired taste but is tasty and healthy.

The only thing that I wouldn't cook in my own home is the stargazey pie and the jellied eels.  I've never seen jellied eels outside of the east end of London.

This type of article is just lazy click bait.
 
2014-07-06 11:10:51 PM  
Type at ft of pg1 cuz I can.  Dirk lying just below haggis is wonder to behold, even better to  hold or carry in one's knee-tall stocking.  Bought Marmite almost every trip to NAAFI in W Berlin back in latter 1970s; bicycled up there from US housing area almost weekly, cuz I could. Missed Laverbread somehow.  Stargazy Pie is sole personal turn-off (fish heads fish heads roly poly fish heads fish heads fish heads eat them up yum!).
Have no foto suitable to fetch here, only slightly regret that.
 
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