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2014-07-05 09:36:50 PM  

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

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Better not be obscure!

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"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]

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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 10:45:06 PM  
why is black pudding on that list. black pudding = ultra  bacon
 
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.
 
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