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(Indy100)   "OMG, if they saw the mushrooms, the tomatoes, the baked beans, all of this, the full English, they would absolutely flip out"   (indy100.com) divider line
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2022-09-25 2:04:29 PM  
FTA   In fact, one person flipped the script, saying: "I've always been super freaked out watching American TV where they eat doughnuts and cake for breakfast?? idk if that's real or not but its crazy."

Doughnuts are round. Cakes are round. Americans are round. We are what we eat.
 
2022-09-25 2:09:30 PM  
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How about Scottish breakfast?
 
2022-09-25 2:28:26 PM  
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2022-09-25 2:36:22 PM  

Notabunny: FTA   In fact, one person flipped the script, saying: "I've always been super freaked out watching American TV where they eat doughnuts and cake for breakfast?? idk if that's real or not but its crazy."

Doughnuts are round. Cakes are round. Americans are round. We are what we eat.


You sound round.
 
2022-09-25 2:37:22 PM  
The full English was a breakfast designed for farmers who would then go toil in their fields all day. It's a carb-packed calorie-fest specifically because it was supposed to fuel a day's hard labor.

But what do I know. My breakfast was a can of Hawaiian Punch and a microwave burrito.
 
2022-09-25 2:46:16 PM  

Sin'sHero: Notabunny: FTA   In fact, one person flipped the script, saying: "I've always been super freaked out watching American TV where they eat doughnuts and cake for breakfast?? idk if that's real or not but its crazy."

Doughnuts are round. Cakes are round. Americans are round. We are what we eat.

You sound round.


I don't have a food pyramid. I have a food ball.
 
2022-09-25 2:53:15 PM  
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Scotch egg for the win.
 
2022-09-25 3:02:01 PM  
I love an English breakfast.
 
2022-09-25 3:03:31 PM  

edmo: I love an English breakfast.


I'm envious; I've never been able to drink tea.
 
2022-09-25 5:00:12 PM  

Cafe Threads: edmo: I love an English breakfast.

I'm envious; I've never been able to drink tea.


You can put it in a sippy cup.
 
2022-09-25 5:25:00 PM  
The English should not be allowed to make food.  The UN security council should hire an entire army of chefs to make food for everyone in England until they stop making shiatty food.
 
2022-09-25 5:45:18 PM  
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Baked beans on toast sounds like a filling snack but it seems weird.  Isn't it messy?  How do you eat it, with a knife and fork?
 
2022-09-25 6:20:53 PM  
Full English breakfast is disgusting. If I ever accidentally ate one I would just immediately start colonoscopy prep.
 
2022-09-25 6:26:35 PM  
I remember one time I in Niagra Falls with my mom and sister staying at rental home, my mom woke me up way earlier than I wanted to get up for an "English Breakfast".  Even in the fog of morning, and even though i was a teenage male living in a suburban bubble, I knew enough to know it was actually an English tea, minus the tea.  Meaning it was actually good.  There were scones and stuff like that.

Had I been woken up for an actual English breakfast it might have come to murder.
 
2022-09-25 6:32:16 PM  
I like to goof on British food but a full English is incredible. She's daft. If she's trying to say Americans would be freaked out by tomatoes and mushrooms in a breakfast, she's never seen a texmex breakfast or decent omelette menu.
 
2022-09-25 6:39:17 PM  
But it's a British sausage. I've seen what goes into those, and it would make CMOT Dibbler blush. Although I understand that in the effort to feed the masses, at the end of the day it's hard to make both ends meat.
 
2022-09-25 8:06:38 PM  
Full 'Murican Breakfast...

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/Yes that serves one
//just missing pecans in the waffles
///and three cups of coffee
 
2022-09-25 8:20:51 PM  

wildcardjack: But it's a British sausage. I've seen what goes into those, and it would make CMOT Dibbler blush. Although I understand that in the effort to feed the masses, at the end of the day it's hard to make both ends meat.


are you talking bangers, chipolatas, blood pudding or cumberland? I've had a full english with each at different times, and they're all tasty, but the cumberland were my favorite

the brits do use grains in a lot of their sausages, but, it's a sausage, did you think their gonna put the chops in there?
 
2022-09-25 8:58:35 PM  
I can't imagine why a person would be "freaked out" by a full English. They might not find it appealing, but there's nothing particularly weird about it. It's also quite well-known in the US so its ingredients aren't a surprise to most Americans.
 
2022-09-25 9:05:29 PM  

Nintenfreak: The English should not be allowed to make food.  The UN security council should hire an entire army of chefs to make food for everyone in England until they stop making shiatty food.


Other than high tea, my wife and I did not have "traditional" English fare when were in London, but we had a LOT of great food.
 
2022-09-25 9:20:49 PM  

Jake Havechek: [Fark user image image 425x286]

Baked beans on toast sounds like a filling snack but it seems weird.  Isn't it messy?  How do you eat it, with a knife and fork?


You don't actually eat it. It's a meme. They just thought it would be funny to get everyone to believe they eat baked beans on toast and so they ran with it.
 
2022-09-25 9:27:53 PM  

NobleHam: It's also quite well-known in the US


I don't actually believe it's well known at all the US.  It's not, for example, nearly as well-known as English tea, or some famous British dinners like bangers and mash or shepherd's pie.  It's probably not even as well known as stuff like haggis which gets a bit of publicity for its shock value.

I don't really even expect typical Americans to even imagine people eat breakfast differently than we do.  We have lots of exposure to foreign dinners and desserts, but not really too much in terms of breakfast, so the tendency of Americans, if they think about it at all, is to assume everyone does it the same way.

British breakfast, well to be honest the full one seems like a good hearty breakfast in its own way.  But, as far as I can tell, a "full British breakfast" is really something people do mainly on occasions, they don't make the full thing every day.  But the only things Brits seem to keep in their day-to-day breakfast are the beans and toast.  And that, to me, is a bit freaky.
 
2022-09-25 9:37:32 PM  

Jake Havechek: [Fark user image 310x434]

Scotch egg for the win.


I like to make them with hot Italian sausage.
 
2022-09-25 9:37:38 PM  

aerojockey: And that, to me, is a bit freaky.


Not as freaky as a full-English bath.

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2022-09-25 9:58:26 PM  
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Though I'll do without the black pudding.

/Hash browns have become more and more common.
//And that tea looks a bit too stewed.
 
2022-09-25 10:04:12 PM  
And I'd also probably go for streaky bacon rather than back bacon.

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But either is great.
 
2022-09-25 10:26:43 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: And I'd also probably go for streaky bacon rather than back bacon.

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But either is great.


Isn't that streaky bacon between the black pudding and the tomatoes? Also looks, to my eye, that there's back bacon and more thickly cut bacon medallions between the beans and the eggs.
 
2022-09-25 11:38:43 PM  
A ginormous American or a full English breakfast are things I like to prep for by chilling out on the grub a day early. They are the best in the fall months when there is plenty to do, cleaning up the goddamn yard, fixing the crap I should have done two months ago, hiding caltrops in the playground, and watching football.
 
2022-09-26 12:20:16 AM  
Shouldn't there be a bloody mary or a mimosa with all that? Those beverages would keep the stimulants in the tea from harming you.
A Guiness half and half with champagne is also acceptable.
 
2022-09-26 12:24:06 AM  
Swap out the tomatoes for white pudding and this yank is down. Mebbe straight toast instead of fried bread too. CSB: the South African version of this has portion sizes to make an American say "goddam that's a big farking breakfast". My first morning in Johannesburg I hit the buffet at our hotel. 15 years later I've still never seen plates piled so high. Those were some biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig dudes.

/and the silly influencers dunt looks exactly like I thought she would
 
2022-09-26 12:26:07 AM  

Buckerlin: Shouldn't there be a bloody mary or a mimosa with all that? Those beverages would keep the stimulants in the tea from harming you.
A Guiness half and half with champagne is also acceptable.


A Guinness/champagne cocktail's a black velvet, isn't it? I only learned what a mimosa is quite recently in the grand scheme of things, but an OJ/champagne cocktail is known as a bucks fizz in the UK, but I think the ratios might be different. Bucks fizz is 1:1, I think mimosas might be generally more dilute. ICBW.
 
2022-09-26 12:26:32 AM  
Imagine the flatulence afterwards.
 
2022-09-26 12:28:38 AM  

aerojockey: NobleHam: It's also quite well-known in the US

I don't actually believe it's well known at all the US.  It's not, for example, nearly as well-known as English tea, or some famous British dinners like bangers and mash or shepherd's pie.  It's probably not even as well known as stuff like haggis which gets a bit of publicity for its shock value.

I don't really even expect typical Americans to even imagine people eat breakfast differently than we do.  We have lots of exposure to foreign dinners and desserts, but not really too much in terms of breakfast, so the tendency of Americans, if they think about it at all, is to assume everyone does it the same way.

British breakfast, well to be honest the full one seems like a good hearty breakfast in its own way.  But, as far as I can tell, a "full British breakfast" is really something people do mainly on occasions, they don't make the full thing every day.  But the only things Brits seem to keep in their day-to-day breakfast are the beans and toast.  And that, to me, is a bit freaky.


Take one slice of seedy grainy toast, cover it with a can of Heinz beans (blue label), then top that with two over easy eggs. Maybe a milder hot sauce on the side and a shiatload of fresh black pepper. Drunk food of the gods that is.
 
2022-09-26 12:37:38 AM  
True breakfast of champions

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2022-09-26 12:48:48 AM  
I remember going for brunch in the US and ordering the English Breakfast, then being really puzzled when the waitress asked whether I wanted sausage OR bacon OR kidneys*.

I was thinking, "that's not how it works. That not how any of it works".

I chose the sausage and was horrified when my breakfast arrived with one--ONE--measly sausage on it.

However, there was a massive hash brown the size of a small pillow.


*I think the third option was kidneys, but it was a long time ago. May have been steak or something else meaty.
 
2022-09-26 12:52:12 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: I remember going for brunch in the US and ordering the English Breakfast, then being really puzzled when the waitress asked whether I wanted sausage OR bacon OR kidneys*.

I was thinking, "that's not how it works. That not how any of it works".

I chose the sausage and was horrified when my breakfast arrived with one--ONE--measly sausage on it.

However, there was a massive hash brown the size of a small pillow.


*I think the third option was kidneys, but it was a long time ago. May have been steak or something else meaty.


Kidneys aren't a traditional element in a full breakfast.

They're just offal.
 
2022-09-26 4:59:26 AM  

Jake Havechek: [Fark user image 425x292]

How about Scottish breakfast?


No Buckfast or Irn Bru , or Whisky, so that must be south or borders.
 
2022-09-26 6:18:36 AM  

johnny_vegas: Nintenfreak: The English should not be allowed to make food.  The UN security council should hire an entire army of chefs to make food for everyone in England until they stop making shiatty food.

Other than high tea, my wife and I did not have "traditional" English fare when were in London, but we had a LOT of great food.


What, no Sunday roast at the pub?

/you did it wrong
 
2022-09-26 6:57:21 AM  

Buckerlin: Shouldn't there be a bloody mary or a mimosa with all that? Those beverages would keep the stimulants in the tea from harming you.
A Guiness half and half with champagne is also acceptable.


i was in belfast and they had a bottle of bushmill whiskey on the breakfast buffet, right next to the oatmeal

i don't eat oatmeal, so i did a shot
 
2022-09-26 7:10:24 AM  

iron de havilland: No Catchy Nickname: I remember going for brunch in the US and ordering the English Breakfast, then being really puzzled when the waitress asked whether I wanted sausage OR bacon OR kidneys*.

I was thinking, "that's not how it works. That not how any of it works".

I chose the sausage and was horrified when my breakfast arrived with one--ONE--measly sausage on it.

However, there was a massive hash brown the size of a small pillow.


*I think the third option was kidneys, but it was a long time ago. May have been steak or something else meaty.

Kidneys aren't a traditional element in a full breakfast.

They're just offal.


I remember the two fat ladies making dinner on location somewhere making deviled kidneys. "Now you must remember to peel your kidneys". Hork.

/heart? Good stuff.
//duck livers? Lurves me some paté
///keep the rest of the offal
 
2022-09-26 7:30:39 AM  
Below, two versions of the full English I had in Exeter (I had a choice of black pudding and regular toast, or baked beans and fried toast). Thoughts:

My British friend was outraged they included something green in the second dish.

My American friend thought a "full English" was some kind of parody dish that they sell to tourists, or an archaic throwback, not a real thing that British people still eat.

My other American friend, who was married to an Aussie, admitted she could never understand the grilled tomato for breakfast.

I still maintain black pudding is not food.  I wasn't crazy about how the beans were flavored, and think toast is better toasted than fried.  But the eggs, back bacon, banger, mushrooms, potatoes, tomato, and regular toast were all great.

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2022-09-26 7:37:57 AM  
I was part of a group of a dozen visiting Devon in the southwest UK about ten years ago. The last morning, we had a full English breakfast at our inn before the maddest mini-bus ride of my life to the Great Western station around 40 miles away. About half our group had booked a very tight train connection back to London to catch their flight back to the US.

It was a veritable roller coaster ride as we sped around tight curves on narrow roadways and dodged occasional livestock as we bobbed up and down steep hills. This resulted in about half the party getting very car sick for most of the trip.

I was sorely tempted to yell "Swan!" a couple of times, but thought better of it, especially as we began to run out of empty bags in the coach and those that we had left (mostly small bags from local shops) weren't really up to the challenge. The smell was positively awful the last ten miles, which started to test my own resolve.

I'd booked a later train and flight since I tend to pad my travel connections pretty generously, but my friends narrowly made their train and I gained a new respect for the bus driver and for my previously-untested ability to keep a really heavy meal down under trying circumstances.
 
2022-09-26 7:43:42 AM  

wildcardjack: But it's a British sausage. I've seen what goes into those, and it would make CMOT Dibbler blush. Although I understand that in the effort to feed the masses, at the end of the day it's hard to make both ends meat.


i see what you did there
 
2022-09-26 8:41:38 AM  

aerojockey: NobleHam: It's also quite well-known in the US

I don't actually believe it's well known at all the US.  It's not, for example, nearly as well-known as English tea, or some famous British dinners like bangers and mash or shepherd's pie.  It's probably not even as well known as stuff like haggis which gets a bit of publicity for its shock value.

I don't really even expect typical Americans to even imagine people eat breakfast differently than we do.  We have lots of exposure to foreign dinners and desserts, but not really too much in terms of breakfast, so the tendency of Americans, if they think about it at all, is to assume everyone does it the same way.

British breakfast, well to be honest the full one seems like a good hearty breakfast in its own way.  But, as far as I can tell, a "full British breakfast" is really something people do mainly on occasions, they don't make the full thing every day.  But the only things Brits seem to keep in their day-to-day breakfast are the beans and toast.  And that, to me, is a bit freaky.


the few times i've been there, most mornings we didn't have time for a drawn out sit down breakfast, and we found some very good stuff at the local coffee shop, the sausage rolls, scotch eggs and savory pies (like cheese and onion, hand size, one serving) were my go-tos, mrspetec went for the scones, crumpets, and egg sandwiches if she was real hungry

and a flat white to go please...
 
2022-09-26 9:12:51 AM  
Full English breakfast is OK, but beans for breakfast makes me think of Sunday morning sort of thing, with Saturday's baked bean dinner leftovers. And it's not entirely a friendly sort of think, either. I mean, beans will fill the belly and all, but satisfying is a whole different thing.

Hashbrowns, with some seared trout, toast, eggs, and some greens, and I'm down. Especially if there is a clementine on the side and bacon. Seared salmon, with the skin all crispy and set on the side like bacon, and I'm in. A nice omelette, with the tomato and mushroom IN the omelette, and I'm all over that, with some sausage and toast? Monkeybread seared with butter, on the side of some eggs and sausage, and some hashbrowns? Let's do this.

But the Full English is just a lot of work for not quite the satisfaction.

Full traditional Japanese breakfast, or a hybrid is a bit better in my mind.

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2022-09-26 9:49:07 AM  

hubiestubert: Full English breakfast is OK, but beans for breakfast makes me think of Sunday morning sort of thing, with Saturday's baked bean dinner leftovers. And it's not entirely a friendly sort of think, either. I mean, beans will fill the belly and all, but satisfying is a whole different thing.


Beans are awesome as part of a huevos rancheros breakfast.
 
2022-09-26 9:53:39 AM  

Ambitwistor: hubiestubert: Full English breakfast is OK, but beans for breakfast makes me think of Sunday morning sort of thing, with Saturday's baked bean dinner leftovers. And it's not entirely a friendly sort of think, either. I mean, beans will fill the belly and all, but satisfying is a whole different thing.

Beans are awesome as part of a huevos rancheros breakfast.


Those aren't baked beans though.

/Yes, I may have Bean Supper Trauma
 
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