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- Lack of locally produced fresh and interesting fruit and vegetables is an important factor I suspect. If one lives in Malta, one can find fresh oranges growing on trees, not in Scotland - at least not outdoors. Cold climates can also make people want high carb and cooked food and, sadly, fish and chips is a very cheap way to consume both.May 8, 2012
- During my all too brief (10 days) visit to Edinburgh and London, I didn't have a bad meal once. Most were excellent, and the only blah food we had was a stop at Burger King. So I should say, I didn't have bad English or Scottish meal. At other times, notably the pie shop in the West End, and then the B&B in Sussex (which, I confess, is not London), the food made me weep with happiness. (Of course, after a full breakfast, we often weren't hungry until 9pm.) I can't afford expensive restaurants, and we did avoid one slightly dingy tea shop.
Perhaps it's something to do with rationing in the US stopping at VE day, at which point those of us who weren't starving poor or their descendents, began eating for quantity and screw quality. (Of course the trip was punctuated with the wandering onstage of other American tourists complaining about the lack of Fruit Loops and pancakes like the ones back home.)
Now that I think of it, that smoked haddock pie may have been a small spiritual awakening...May 8, 2012
- Well, I do know a little about Glasgow's cuisine, since I was suckled on it for about two weeks, give or take 23 years.
Due to a little-known quirk of Scottish law, revealed only to True Scotsmen and Mel Gibson's divorce attorney, this also means I'm required to mock the place with an admixture of sarcasm and affection at every opportunity, on pain of having to move back for rehumorification if I fail to Fry the moment ('Frying' being legal shorthand for 'Deep Stephen Frying').
I hope you understand my obligations in this batter.May 8, 2012
- Doesn't Hungary have a high heart-attack rate? However this doesn't stop any one from eating Hungarian food...nnnggngngngngngngnngngng...May 8, 2012
- All that fried novelty stuff--it sounds hilarious, but, frankly, when I'm slogging around a county fair, I go for the bbq: if it's going to kill me, at least I'm taking some cow or pig with me. I mean, at least I'll be full and happy.May 8, 2012
- The Texas State Fair steals unhealthy deep-fried food ideas from Minnesota. Deep fried butter, deep fried cheese curds, deep fried twinkies, deep fried candy bars...
My arteries are clogging just thinking about it!May 8, 2012