Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Your disgusting British food

Apparently British food is disgusting. The haggis, Stilton, Yorkshire pudding, scallops, Lancashire Hot Pot, oatcakes, game pie, wild garlic: the lot. Revolting.

At least, according to Bernardo Hees, and he should know. After all, he is the head of… Burger King.

Eh? I know that the British used to have a reputation for awful cuisine, but I suspect that's a result of the postwar drive to industrialise food. Lots of us still eat appallingly, but this country has an amazing range of foods available, especially if you have a disposable income.

Oh yes, he also says that 'British women are not very attractive'.

What do you think of that?


oldgirlatuni said...

I think that he's no oil painting himself, and clearly he has no idea about what constitutes real food.

Silly man.

Ewarwoowar said...

He's probably right about the women though. If you're having a Top 5, for me it's (not in order) Polish, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, and possibly Russian.

Britain does have a reputation for poor cuisine. But sometimes you cant beat roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, so that lad can knob off.

Benjamin. said...

Oh how did I know you'd put Polish women at the top of that list, Ewar. Nothing beats the English rose allure (a host of actresses having success across the pond; Felicity Jones for one) or the Welsh innocence (it exists, only within those who were born outside Cardiff) and the Scottish sensibilities (they will accept your offer of a drink then kneecap you) or the Northern Irish accent.

As for food, we have some of the best chefs in the world whilst producing some of the finest ingredients and recipes.

The Plashing Vole said...

People! Such stereotypes!

Ewarwoowar said...

Nice spot Ben! Sadly it is true. All it took was one glimpse of Renata Dancewicz's bosom at the age of 15 and I was in love.

If we're talking Irish girls and accents - Southern Ireland is nicer than Norn Ireland, surely?

The Plashing Vole said...

There's no such place as Southern Ireland. There's southern Ireland. The most northerly point of the island is in the Republic of Ireland (Donegal).

And: there's a huge variety of accents, even within the 6 counties, let alone in the Republic. Do you have anyone specific in mind?

Ewarwoowar said...

Not really Voley, I just think the Northern Irish accent is harsher than their friends south of the border (that better?)

Actually, I love this girls voice, I think shes from Dublin: http://www.unicorn-darts.com/news/bloglist.aspx?cid=3

Sinéad said...

I'm rather partial to the Irish accent, in all, or at least most of, its guises... but there again, I am biased.
Ewar, I'm thinking the lovely Róisín on that link is from Cork, or at least down by the ankles of the country, judging by her accent.

As for what I really wanted to comment on, there is little that I wouldn't do for Yorkshire Puds... except perhaps a footballer. A girl's got to have standards. I'm also partial to scallops, oatcakes and pies. Not a big fan of haggis or stilton though. And my father in law makes the most delicious wild-garlic-pesto in the world. Om nom nom...

The Plashing Vole said...

Funny Sinéad's talking about Róisín: I knew two sisters with those names.

Yes, Ewar, she's proper southern Irish, from County or the city of Cork. I'm more concerned with your viewing habits. Surely there are limits to the sports-related tat you'll watch?

Ewarwoowar said...

A) Hilarious that this discussion has moved so far away from British food.

B) I really want to lie and say I've watched all of those videos but the truth is I havent. I follow her on Twitter, and she linked to one of those vids before and when I had a quick look I thought that she had a lovely voice. Ergo when you said "do you have someone specific in mind" her name popped up in my head.

I do have limits, when it comes to sport - horse racing, and US college sports. That's about it. Oh, and Formula One, which is unbelievably shit.