Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Maybe 16/4 but my wife also gets a double cheeseburger no bun. And I get a large fries, she'll have a few of them.
Reminds me of some diner chain in America that introduced the "My girlfriend's not hungry" option, where for an extra couple of bucks it upgrades your fries to extra large and you get a side of onion rings.
 

catalog

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yeah that's a good idea actually - would work for the street food places. might as well have a van called "my girlfriend's not hungry"
 

catalog

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Breakfast: crumpet with butter and fried egg
Lunch: 3 pieces of cheese on toast with onion, chilli, garlic.
Dinner: Dahl with rice

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Leo

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so people actually eat crumpets? I know English people who never touch them and think it's an outdated stereotype.
 

shakahislop

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so people actually eat crumpets? I know English people who never touch them and think it's an outdated stereotype.
yeah. we had them all the time growing up. my mum would bring them to me when i was high. they sell them in Whole Foods now, I saw them the other day
 

shakahislop

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but english people just fucking love bread, and crumpets are basically bread. they also fit into that category of food which requires minimal preparation
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I like crumpets more than any English person I know, and I don't really care for crumpets.
I love crumpets. They have to be toasted and then you put loads of butter so it's sort of dripping butter and then jam on that.

but english people just fucking love bread, and crumpets are basically bread. they also fit into that category of food which requires minimal preparation
That might be true. I certainly love bread - and I do like pretty much all things that are like bread such as, I dunno, potato cakes.

But is it just the English? I'm actually wondering now about when you go to an Indian restaurant and they have naan and roti and paratha and arguably poppadums are a type of bread too - don't tell met that's just cos they are pandering to English taste? I don't care if they are naan are just fucking lush. And is it paratha that is just dripping with grease? Those are well good too.

But bread is great, what kind of monster would argue with that? There used to be a place on Ridley Road which sometimes I'd be walking through at, I dunno, six a.m or something and they would be just finishing batches of this bread that they made and I think that they sold it to local restaurants and supermarkets and stuff. It wasn't anything fancy but - although it was kinda wholesale I think - they would let you buy some as it came out of the ovens and it was so fresh and warm, soft and tasty - beautiful.

And also I remember going to Marrakesh and thee was a bakery near where we were staying, I think maybe the guy we were staying with pointed out to us as a landmark to remember and give us a fighting chance of making our way safely through that labyrinthine warren of the medina. It was a magical place with huge stone ovens dusted white with flour and lit by the glowing coals, flour glittering in the air and those great shovels filled with delicious hot fresh bread...

I also like the way bread can be so varied, I really like that Ethiopian one that is kinda like a sour sponge but great, And French bread is pretty good isn't it? They certainly think so.

I'm getting really hungry now... fuck it I guess English people do like bread.
 

Slothrop

Tight but Polite
I also like the way bread can be so varied, I really like that Ethiopian one that is kinda like a sour sponge but great, And French bread is pretty good isn't it? They certainly think so.

There was a law in Paris until about ten years ago saying that bakers actually had to okay their periods of holiday with the government so that at least some of the boulangeries in any given neighbourhood would be open on any given day over summer. So I'd say that yeah, the French are pretty keen on bread.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
I'd have thought most everyone was keen on bread, no? Maybe not the parts of Asia where the staple grain is rice rather than wheat. But pretty much everywhere else.
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
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2 (ok maybe 3) of these cunts toasted with butter, scrambled eggs with tons of pepper and either sriracha or branston rich and fruity

Cooked and eaten in 10 minutes

I had toast today, generously buttered. People from Nottingham call crumpets "pikelets"

kinda, they’re thinner than an actual crumpet, occasionally with dried fruit (gross) added, your atypical brands knock em out
 
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