We need the CC opinion on Classic British Cuisine

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Beebo, 12 Jun 2019.

  1. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    It's a pretty damming condemnation of the great British diet. Hardly any veggies at all and only three with fish. Too much meat and processed meat. No wonder there are so many health problems connected to diet.
    There is spotted dick in the sweet section if you read the link @Spinney . A fave from school days but I wouldn't think many under thirties would even have tried it.
  2. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    How depressing, no fresh vegetables mentioned at all.

    Fanny Craddock has an awful lot to answer for in establishing what passes for a "national cuisine" in sixties Britain when food manufacture was beginning to industrialise.
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  3. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    To be fair, everything should come out higher than andouillettes, in any survey.
  4. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    We have a fat population but mucky Ds aren't listed?

    I like just about everything on that list but hardly ever eat any of them more than once a month.

    Pub food seems to be loaded to hell with crap, but some poncy chef will be applauded..
    Do you ever watch the tv shows, my god how much salt?? Ffs your food needs that to give it flavour..

    I gave up salt yrs ago but the trend these days is cover in salt.. Does annoy me when in a food place
  5. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    East Devon
    I've eaten good, bad, and utterly awful versions of a lot of those. But, as said above, none of it should be a major portion of your diet.
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  6. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

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  7. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Don't know about heretics, but I was tempted to post that the French would probably put anything on the OP list above andouillettes, which IMHO barely qualify as food.
  8. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Faggots and black pudding are lush :hungry:

    The British diet has always been pretty meat heavy (for those who could afford it) if mine and my mum's antique and vintage cookbooks are anything to go by. And plenty of cakes too.

    A lot of the stuff on the sweet list I find much *too* sweet, although I'm rather partial to a generous helping of xmas pud.
    Last edited: 13 Jun 2019
  9. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    It's utterly incomprehensible that steak and kidney pudding (which is ace) is on the same tier as jellied eels. Having tried the eels once they barely qualify as "food"
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  10. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    It does make you wonder where they took the survey and the numbers interviewed. I shouldn't think anybody out side of London has ever heard of them let alone even tried them but if you go to east London and Essex it's a very different story. Tastes are changing and the famous Tubby Isaacs stall closed in 2013 after nearly a hundred years.
    I remember many a happy time spent there but not to eat jellies eels.
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  11. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Eels are really good to eat. Just not when they're jellied.

    They're great on a BBQ and even better when hot smoked. :hungry:
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  12. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    100% agree

    In China they are really popular and delicious to the extent I even learned the Mandarin word for them so I could order them

    Jellied eels though are just awful
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  13. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    It's not so much the eels themselves, but the copious quantities of jelly...
  14. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    I didn't think they ran 5 mile TTs anymore?
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  15. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    It's supposed to be tradit British food, not an opportunity for folk to show off their gastronomic sophistication.
    Suggest you read the title
    Stuff folk like.
    Nowt wrong with that.
    I don't think anyone is thinking of eating it every day.
    Lots of my favourites in there.
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