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2022-08-17 6:05:36 PM  
Warm beer is the neutral position. Cold beer numbs the taste buds so American beer can be tolerated.
 
2022-08-17 6:12:52 PM  
"Why do Brits drink warm beer?"

Because their refrigerators are wired by Lucas.
 
2022-08-17 6:31:58 PM  
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2022-08-17 6:37:04 PM  
Mushy peas are wonderful.
 
2022-08-17 6:44:26 PM  

Biscuit Tin: Mushy peas are wonderful.


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2022-08-17 8:31:57 PM  
Because the weather sucks, t
 
2022-08-17 8:41:36 PM  
Blood pudding. Just wtf
 
2022-08-17 9:04:04 PM  
Never eat any kind of spotted dick. It might be monkeypox.
 
2022-08-17 9:39:22 PM  

puffy999: Blood pudding. Just wtf


try it from a chipshop in the uk. It's surprisingly good!
 
2022-08-17 9:44:09 PM  
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I usually make fun of British food, but I like a good fish and chips, and I can't argue with the full English breakfast.   My question is, how can they eat a breakfast like that, then go to work, and not get sleepy around 10am?
 
2022-08-17 9:53:06 PM  

PreMortem: Warm beer is the neutral position. Cold beer numbs the taste buds so American beer can be tolerated.


No, it's more that Britain is never warmer than 'damp and foggy.'
 
2022-08-17 10:16:28 PM  
What whaty? In the Butty?
 
2022-08-17 10:20:28 PM  

uttertosh: puffy999: Blood pudding. Just wtf

try it from a chipshop in the uk. It's surprisingly good!


And it's not like the UK's the only culture to have blood-based foodstuffs. Isn't there even boudin noir in US Cajun cuisine?

I think something like Hungarian (IIRC) blood soup might be a bit too squicky for me, though. I would give it a try if offered.

It's just offal though. If you've eaten a cheap hot dog you've probably eaten just as questionable parts of an animal, too.

Jake Havechek: [Fark user image 425x531]
I usually make fun of British food, but I like a good fish and chips, and I can't argue with the full English breakfast.   My question is, how can they eat a breakfast like that, then go to work, and not get sleepy around 10am?


That came about in a time when aristocrats would be outside all day doing aristo stuff like fox hunting and shooting. Those were calories that would be used up over the course of a day. A full breakfast is still a thing today, but anyone consuming one on a regular basis with the comparatively sedentary lifestyle most of us have sounds fat.

Personally, the only time I ever do a fry-up is when I have breakfast for dinner. Don't really do breakfast.

/Also, it's not really warm beer, anyway; it's whatever temperature the beer cellar's at, which tends to be around 10ish C.
 
2022-08-17 10:25:12 PM  
It's called cellar temperature. If it has to be drank colder... it's probably what's just available to me.
 
2022-08-17 10:25:46 PM  
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"Two lagers and lime and two lagers and lime."
 
2022-08-17 10:30:28 PM  

iron de havilland: uttertosh: puffy999: Blood pudding. Just wtf

try it from a chipshop in the uk. It's surprisingly good!

And it's not like the UK's the only culture to have blood-based foodstuffs. Isn't there even boudin noir in US Cajun cuisine?

I think something like Hungarian (IIRC) blood soup might be a bit too squicky for me, though. I would give it a try if offered.

It's just offal though. If you've eaten a cheap hot dog you've probably eaten just as questionable parts of an animal, too.

Jake Havechek: [Fark user image 425x531]
I usually make fun of British food, but I like a good fish and chips, and I can't argue with the full English breakfast.   My question is, how can they eat a breakfast like that, then go to work, and not get sleepy around 10am?

That came about in a time when aristocrats would be outside all day doing aristo stuff like fox hunting and shooting. Those were calories that would be used up over the course of a day. A full breakfast is still a thing today, but anyone consuming one on a regular basis with the comparatively sedentary lifestyle most of us have sounds fat.

Personally, the only time I ever do a fry-up is when I have breakfast for dinner. Don't really do breakfast.

/Also, it's not really warm beer, anyway; it's whatever temperature the beer cellar's at, which tends to be around 10ish C.


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2022-08-17 10:36:15 PM  
Because they don't like SPAM?
 
2022-08-17 10:50:22 PM  
I drink all my beer at room temperature.

/Tastes better.
 
2022-08-17 10:57:22 PM  

Churchy LaFemme: I drink all my beer at room temperature.

/Tastes better.


uhm, don't you live in AK?

my florida "room temp" is 78* F WITH the air on.....

"euro castle temp" and "room temp" are exclusives from each other, often.

(learned this in my wine tasting job)
 
2022-08-17 10:59:16 PM  

Axeofjudgement: It's called cellar temperature. If it has to be drank colder... it's probably what's just available to me.


you should start homebrews going on again! screw UTAH, just make some yum.....
 
2022-08-17 11:04:53 PM  

iron de havilland: And it's not like the UK's the only culture to have blood-based foodstuffs. Isn't there even boudin noir in US Cajun cuisine?


Yup and I won't eat that either.
 
2022-08-17 11:14:51 PM  

Rage Against the Thorazine: iron de havilland: And it's not like the UK's the only culture to have blood-based foodstuffs. Isn't there even boudin noir in US Cajun cuisine?

Yup and I won't eat that either.


Fair one, but toshy's right in saying that a black pudding supper from a British chipper is a righteous meal.

I don't go to the chipper frequently, I mean, seriously, it's once every couple of years max, but a battered black pudding from a good chipper is delicious.

Also:
Ripping Yarns S01xE02 avi The testing of Eric Olthwaite Part 1 of 3
Youtube ipKsDXlY5G0


/Oh, quelle journée au bas de la terre. Je suis très fatigué demain, Vera.
 
2022-08-17 11:29:57 PM  
These are a people who tried to conquer the world rather than eat what they had in their own larders. It's not a cuisine, it's a form of cultural Stockholm syndrome that makes them all tingly for the fare of a starving nation in wartime.
 
2022-08-17 11:35:51 PM  

hubiestubert: These are a people who tried to conquer the world rather than eat what they had in their own larders. It's not a cuisine, it's a form of cultural Stockholm syndrome that makes them all tingly for the fare of a starving nation in wartime.


Everyone in Western Europe was trying to conquer the world for seasonings back in the day. The Spice Islands picked up that moniker for a reason.

And didn't the English trade one of the Spice Islands for New Amsterdam, back in the day?
 
2022-08-17 11:38:50 PM  

Jake Havechek: [Fark user image 425x531]
I usually make fun of British food, but I like a good fish and chips, and I can't argue with the full English breakfast.   My question is, how can they eat a breakfast like that, then go to work, and not get sleepy around 10am?


Upper left corner. That is not a cuppa , that , right there , my friend, is rocket fuel . 3 pg tips bags and 2 tablespoons of sugar . It might also have some other chemicals init.
 
2022-08-17 11:43:00 PM  

hubiestubert: These are a people who tried to conquer the world rather than eat what they had in their own larders. It's not a cuisine, it's a form of cultural Stockholm syndrome that makes them all tingly for the fare of a starving nation in wartime.


I can and will fight you over imperial Russian stout and fish and chips.

OK bubbles and squee.

OK bangers and mash.

Comfort food and high malt high alcohol beverages those farkers get.

America being America... ya can find those things in a much better dressed up form
 
2022-08-18 12:09:47 AM  

iron de havilland: Rage Against the Thorazine: iron de havilland: And it's not like the UK's the only culture to have blood-based foodstuffs. Isn't there even boudin noir in US Cajun cuisine?

Yup and I won't eat that either.

Fair one, but toshy's right in saying that a black pudding supper from a British chipper is a righteous meal.

I don't go to the chipper frequently, I mean, seriously, it's once every couple of years max, but a battered black pudding from a good chipper is delicious.

Also:
[YouTube video: Ripping Yarns S01xE02 avi The testing of Eric Olthwaite Part 1 of 3]

/Oh, quelle journée au bas de la terre. Je suis très fatigué demain, Vera.


I loved that ripping yarn. For decades I would recall Howard Molson and his shovel storage. I would have loved a Spear and Jackson #3.
 
2022-08-18 12:11:01 AM  
Poor potty training
 
2022-08-18 12:25:50 AM  
Moderate temperature beer that's not too gassy goes down really well. Reasonable ABV means you get that delicious experience more times.
 
2022-08-18 12:39:46 AM  

Cyberluddite: "Why do Brits drink warm beer?"

Because their refrigerators are wired by Lucas.


A Triumph of engineering
 
2022-08-18 12:41:49 AM  
We had a record heat wave this year. Not up to the almost 120F of last year but over 95 for a week. I switched to refrigerated  beer.
 
2022-08-18 12:42:27 AM  

iron de havilland: /Oh, quelle journée au bas de la terre. Je suis très fatigué demain, Vera.


Qu'est-ce que tu es devenu?
 
2022-08-18 12:43:04 AM  

hubiestubert: These are a people who tried to conquer the world rather than eat what they had in their own larders. It's not a cuisine, it's a form of cultural Stockholm syndrome that makes them all tingly for the fare of a starving nation in wartime.


Conquered the world for spices. Won't use them
 
2022-08-18 12:45:24 AM  

Axeofjudgement: hubiestubert: These are a people who tried to conquer the world rather than eat what they had in their own larders. It's not a cuisine, it's a form of cultural Stockholm syndrome that makes them all tingly for the fare of a starving nation in wartime.

I can and will fight you over imperial Russian stout and fish and chips.

OK bubbles and squee.

OK bangers and mash.

Comfort food and high malt high alcohol beverages those farkers get.

America being America... ya can find those things in a much better dressed up form


And all of those comfort foods are the foods of poor people often in wartime. Especially th bangers. They added "rusk" i.e. bread filler to the point where they aren't actually sausages any longer which is an export problem in the "I Shot Myself In The Dick" post -Brexit world
 
2022-08-18 12:48:01 AM  

iron de havilland: Rage Against the Thorazine: iron de havilland: And it's not like the UK's the only culture to have blood-based foodstuffs. Isn't there even boudin noir in US Cajun cuisine?

Yup and I won't eat that either.

Fair one, but toshy's right in saying that a black pudding supper from a British chipper is a righteous meal.

I don't go to the chipper frequently, I mean, seriously, it's once every couple of years max, but a battered black pudding from a good chipper is delicious.

Also:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ipKsDXlY5G0?start=90]

/Oh, quelle journée au bas de la terre. Je suis très fatigué demain, Vera.


Compare British food to French, Hungarian, Italian, or ven Dutch. At least when the Dutch conquered places with spices they brought the spices and the cuisine home and used them.
 
2022-08-18 1:10:45 AM  

Biscuit Tin: Mushy peas are wonderful.


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2022-08-18 1:13:49 AM  
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2022-08-18 3:56:06 AM  

anuran: Cyberluddite: "Why do Brits drink warm beer?"

Because their refrigerators are wired by Lucas.

A Triumph of engineering


My first car was a Triumph and I came to post the refrigerators joke, leaving very satisfied, well done all involved.
 
2022-08-18 5:05:49 AM  

iron de havilland: And it's not like the UK's the only culture to have blood-based foodstuffs. Isn't there even boudin noir in US Cajun cuisine?

I think something like Hungarian (IIRC) blood soup might be a bit too squicky for me, though. I would give it a try if offered.


Two of my best friends growing up were Filipino, and I occasionally ate with their family. Most of the food was delicious, but I was once served dinuguan and had to force my way through it out of politeness. It just tasted like blood. Straight up blood, metallic and salty and bitter. I'd probably be able to appreciate it more as an adult, but at the time I think I barely disguised my disgust. (I also don't know if it was the best example of the dish. Their mom made great adobo and pancit, but that doesn't mean her dinuguan was good dinuguan.)
 
2022-08-18 5:14:59 AM  

anuran: Axeofjudgement: hubiestubert: These are a people who tried to conquer the world rather than eat what they had in their own larders. It's not a cuisine, it's a form of cultural Stockholm syndrome that makes them all tingly for the fare of a starving nation in wartime.

I can and will fight you over imperial Russian stout and fish and chips.

OK bubbles and squee.

OK bangers and mash.

Comfort food and high malt high alcohol beverages those farkers get.

America being America... ya can find those things in a much better dressed up form

And all of those comfort foods are the foods of poor people often in wartime. Especially th bangers. They added "rusk" i.e. bread filler to the point where they aren't actually sausages any longer which is an export problem in the "I Shot Myself In The Dick" post -Brexit world

Yes, Minister

was 38 years ahead of it's time when it predicted the unacceptability of the British banger in the Euro context. Should have named it "The Emulsified High-Fat Offal Tube".
The Emulsified High-Fat Offal Tube | Yes, Minister: 1984 Christmas Special | BBC Comedy Greats
Youtube sPwQ0PmK9lw
 
2022-08-18 5:17:40 AM  

NobleHam: iron de havilland: And it's not like the UK's the only culture to have blood-based foodstuffs. Isn't there even boudin noir in US Cajun cuisine?

I think something like Hungarian (IIRC) blood soup might be a bit too squicky for me, though. I would give it a try if offered.

Two of my best friends growing up were Filipino, and I occasionally ate with their family. Most of the food was delicious, but I was once served dinuguan and had to force my way through it out of politeness. It just tasted like blood. Straight up blood, metallic and salty and bitter. I'd probably be able to appreciate it more as an adult, but at the time I think I barely disguised my disgust. (I also don't know if it was the best example of the dish. Their mom made great adobo and pancit, but that doesn't mean her dinuguan was good dinuguan.)


I'm fairly adventurous when it comes to food. Your growing-up self was right.
 
2022-08-18 5:52:47 AM  
Came here for an english hate thread, leaving disappointed.

That said, London Pride is freakin' delicious and a nice Yorkshire Bitter is tough to beat when its brisk out.
 
2022-08-18 6:31:38 AM  

Jake Havechek: [Fark user image image 425x531]
My question is, how can they eat a breakfast like that, then go to work, and not get sleepy around 10am?


Because Britons are almost as fat as Americans now, and a typical American could down that breakfast and chase it with a half dozen Krispy Kremes.
 
2022-08-18 7:05:15 AM  

puffy999: Blood pudding. Just wtf


Black pudding is amazing, you don't know what you're missing out on*

/Irish
//*some gout to be expected.
 
2022-08-18 7:51:35 AM  
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Marrowfat > mushy
Willing to resort to fisticuffs to defend my opinion.
 
2022-08-18 8:18:22 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: PreMortem: Warm beer is the neutral position. Cold beer numbs the taste buds so American beer can be tolerated.

No, it's more that Britain is never warmer than 'damp and foggy.'


Not any more, thanks to global warming.
 
2022-08-18 8:58:34 AM  

Jake Havechek: [Fark user image 425x531]
I usually make fun of British food, but I like a good fish and chips, and I can't argue with the full English breakfast.   My question is, how can they eat a breakfast like that, then go to work, and not get sleepy around 10am?


That's our secret. We're always sleepy around 10am.
 
2022-08-18 9:12:09 AM  

Psychopompous: anuran: Axeofjudgement: hubiestubert: These are a people who tried to conquer the world rather than eat what they had in their own larders. It's not a cuisine, it's a form of cultural Stockholm syndrome that makes them all tingly for the fare of a starving nation in wartime.

I can and will fight you over imperial Russian stout and fish and chips.

OK bubbles and squee.

OK bangers and mash.

Comfort food and high malt high alcohol beverages those farkers get.

America being America... ya can find those things in a much better dressed up form

And all of those comfort foods are the foods of poor people often in wartime. Especially th bangers. They added "rusk" i.e. bread filler to the point where they aren't actually sausages any longer which is an export problem in the "I Shot Myself In The Dick" post -Brexit world

Yes, Minister was 38 years ahead of it's time when it predicted the unacceptability of the British banger in the Euro context. Should have named it "The Emulsified High-Fat Offal Tube".
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/sPwQ0PmK9lw]


It also shows that 38 years ago anti EEC/EU sentiment was very widespread in the UK. Brexit wasn't just something stirred up a couple of years ago by Putin or whatever.
Yes Minister had two senior political advisors (both Labour) who provided them with material, and they put those jokes in because they knew the majority of viewers would either agree or recognise as the widespread anti EU feeling across the country.

And buy good quality bangers and you won't have this problem. I have friends who go to local butchers, choose some pork chops, watch as the butcher puts them through a mincer, add seasoning and then make fresh bangers in front of their own eyes. No snout, trotter or eyeball there.
 
2022-08-18 11:02:21 AM  
Ale we drink at room temp, lager is still served cold. We're not *total* animals.
 
2022-08-18 1:33:06 PM  

Jake Havechek: [Fark user image 425x531]
I usually make fun of British food, but I like a good fish and chips, and I can't argue with the full English breakfast.   My question is, how can they eat a breakfast like that, then go to work, and not get sleepy around 10am?


I like good fish and chips as well, but whilst I lived in the UK, I found that they couldn't figure out how to make them crisp. Or maybe they could, but liked them soggy. Its probably the latter, since making them crispy isn't hard.

There was a place in Wolverton that served all day English Breakfast, including something called Magic Mushrooms. That was 2 slices of toast, topped with mushrooms fried in butter, shredded cheddar cheese, and a runny fried egg. Totally awesome, but probably not healthy. Didn't make me sleepy though, probably since I was in good shape.
 
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