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UK and US Food

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I've just realised that americans don't put meat in pie. Which is a bit weird really. So I thought what are the big differences between american and english food?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They call Malteasers Whoppers.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    and your cereal (from what i've seen from the cereal thread) doesn't have fun names. and the lack of people naming cerealis without fun colors and marshmellows and all that cool stuff is shocking :p and no donut holes i've heard *shocked*
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Meat in pie? Isn't pie supposed to be sweet?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There are hole sometimes. but with jam is just nicer.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Zalbor
    Meat in pie? Isn't pie supposed to be sweet?

    Can be either. Fruit pie is good, beef pie is good, but differnt. Different and good... mmm pie.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    nonono... not the hole in the donut... donuts, in the shape of small little balls
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by my_name
    nonono... not the hole in the donut... donuts, in the shape of small little balls

    that's a bit odd isn't it, like doughballs at pizza express isn't it?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by my_name
    nonono... not the hole in the donut... donuts, in the shape of small little balls

    Yum they just reminded me i'm starving. But yes we do have them but they're definitely not as common in places as they are in the states.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by my_name
    and the lack of people naming cerealis without fun colors and marshmellows and all that cool stuff is shocking

    If you think our cereal sounds boring you should see what we have with a cup of tea. One particular Brit favourite is the Rich Tea biscuit, which Bill Bryson described as like something you might put in a budgie cage for it to sharpen it's beak.

    "And the British are so easy to please. It is the most extraordinary thing. They actually like their pleasures small. That is why so many of their treats—tea cakes, scones, crumpets, rock cakes, rich tea biscuits, fruit Shrewsburys—are so cautiously flavorful. They are the only people in the world who think of jam and currants as thrilling constituents of a pudding or cake. Offer them something genuinely tempting—a slice of gateau or a choice of chocolates from a box—and they will nearly always hesitate and begin to worry that it's unwarranted and excessive, as if any pleasure beyond a very modest threshold is vaguely unseemly.

    "Oh, I shouldn't really," they say.

    "Oh, go on," you prod encouragingly.

    "Well, just a small one then," they say and daringly take a small one, and then get a look as if they have just done something terribly devilish."

    Notes From a Small Island, Bill Bryson
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    nah. donut holes rock. all the tasty goodness of a donut in a small ball. i like the glazed ones the best. what do you call english muffins?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by my_name
    nah. donut holes rock. all the tasty goodness of a donut in a small ball. i like the glazed ones the best. what do you call english muffins?

    That's a crumpet isn't it?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by my_name
    what do you call english muffins?

    Muffins.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by my_name
    nah. donut holes rock. all the tasty goodness of a donut in a small ball. i like the glazed ones the best. what do you call english muffins?

    SCONES!

    Pronounced skohnes.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Fiend_85
    That's a crumpet isn't it?

    No, that's a crumpet.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by 1983
    SCONES!

    Pronounced skohnes.

    WTF?! Do you go to McDonalds and ask for an Egg McScone?! :confused:

    They're MUFFINS!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by 1983
    SCONES!

    Pronounced skohnes.

    so do you make pizza scones? cuz thats the only use I canthink of for those horrible tasting things :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    WTF?! Do you go to McDonalds and ask for an Egg McScone?! :confused:

    They're MUFFINS!

    whats this then? Ohhh I'm learning so much today :hyper:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by my_name
    whats this then? Ohhh I'm learning so much today :hyper:

    That is also a muffin. Confused?! :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    WTF?! Do you go to McDonalds and ask for an Egg McScone?! :confused:

    They're MUFFINS!

    Don't forget that McD's is an american company, they're not muffins.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As for scones, this is what we do with them, and this is TRULY delicious!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by my_name
    whats this then? Ohhh I'm learning so much today :hyper:

    That is a muffin.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Fiend_85
    Don't forget that McD's is an american company, they're not muffins.

    What is it then, cause as far as I can see they're exactly the same as the things I buy in Asda in a packet labelled "muffins".
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    What is it then, cause as far as I can see they're exactly the same as the things I buy in Asda in a packet labelled "muffins".

    The degrading of society is what it is. That's not proper muffin is it?!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    WTF?! Do you go to McDonalds and ask for an Egg McScone?! :confused:

    They're MUFFINS!

    It's a scone, trust me.
    scone.jpg

    It's a Scottish thing.

    THAT'S a MUFFIN
    blueberry%20muffin.gif
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Fiend_85
    The degrading of society is what it is. That's not proper muffin is it?!

    OK, what do you define as a proper muffin then? A cake muffin?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    As for scones, this is what we do with them, and this is TRULY delicious!

    How cute :D. Tea and scones... with the queen... sorry, couldn't resist
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    OK, what do you define as a proper muffin then? A cake muffin?

    Of course a cake muffin!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    NO NO NO!! Becky behave! :p That first pic you posted IS a scone... a muffin is quite different, you split it and toast it, it's like a bread thing....

    Yes, ok those cakes are called muffins, but English muffins were here long before they were, so tell me exactly what is the degradation of our society, hmm?

    No wonder Manda is confused.... :o
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    so tell me exactly what is the degradation of our society, hmm?

    All because of a cake? I don't have as much free time to argue over cakes. :|

    As bad as the man who waited 10 minutes to get his 2p change from me when I was at work the other day, you lot are. :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by 1983
    All because of a cake? I don't have as much free time to argue over cakes. :|

    Heh, that bit was actually in answer to Fiend, but never mind! ;)
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