Average moon dudeWe have a small section in a local shop that imported American food brands, Jell-O (funny stuff), Taco Bell kits, peanutbutter, stuff like that. But they are not marketed as "American Food", just as products. It's kinda interesting what they got since they replace stuff that sells out or goes bad now and then.
Do you get Uncrustables◊ over there? I'm curious how far that abomination has spread.
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Average moon dudeNot that particular product, tough we have stuff that looks similiar. I like them, tough they have chocolate instead of cocaine sugar.
I see the Awesomeness.Wait, you don't have peanut butter? I don't think that grocery stores count the same way as restaurants. Ours has a local "foreign cuisine" section, but it's mostly Asian or south American/Mexican.
Insert titleI always found idea of combining nuts and butter weird .-.
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Out of curiosity, what's "British food" like?
I see the Awesomeness.Ever had a pot pie? Replace the top with mashed potatoes and you've got a staple, or at least a common thing that they are depicted as having. Otherwise, I think I've heard of various broiled beef dishes. And fish.
Is that cake frosting?British cuisine is actually quite good, in my experience. I don't know where the "the British cannot cook" myth comes from, but really, they have plenty of interesting dishes. Many of them a bit on the heavy side, perhaps, but tasty nonetheless. Lots of interesting pies, roasts and sausages — I don't remember the names, but there is quite the variety of them.
But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.
DecemberistI think the myth comes from French cooks
The myth comes from their crappy food. :) But actually, I have a hard time finding places that make good British-style food. Or American-style food. Or Chinese-style food. Hm, I think where I live doesn't make good food.
Proud CanadianThe myth comes from North American tourists going to Britian and getting cheap food for what they think is a decent price. Just pay more.
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Out of curiosity, what's "British food" like?You've pretty much got three kinds of British food. First is the chip-shop kind of food, traditionally served to take away in newspaper. Thick greasy chips, battered cod, battered sausage, battered chocolate, burgers, donner kebabs. Pretty much our national fast food, but usually isn't done by large chains, just a lot of independents with the same basic menu. Probably the kind of food that the "British cooking is terrible" myth comes from. Then you've got pub food, sold in an actual restaurant environment. This is the good stuff - roast meat with yorkshire puddings, steak and ale pies, cumberland sausages, and the like. Potatoes and gravy are a must. Usually you'd call a place serving this food a pub rather than a restaurant, and the area for eating food is usually separate from the area where people come to drink, socialise and watch the football. The third category is the re-appropriated foreign food. We eat a lot of pasta and curry. You'll usually find a pub-restaurant serving at least one lasagne and/or tikka masala. A lot of our more popular curries are actually British inventions. On the subject of American food: There's a restaurant in the city I live in called Captain America's. I haven't eaten there but my friend has; she claims it serves things like hamburgers and steaks in portions that could feed three men. I don't think anything would be really accepted as 'American-style' here if you could eat it all.
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