Let me back up for a moment...
People often complain (mostly tourists, I think) that the UK's food is bland, or doesn't have flavor, and I don't think that's accurate. It's not as salty as American food, which is something my husband and I were thankful for, but I don't think it was ever lacking.
|Apparently I don't take as may food pics as I thought...|
Pies are always a win in my book, particularly steak and ale pie. Pies in the UK are typically savory (think chicken pot pie) and a good one will have a crust you can't wait to eat with the rest of it (though the recipe I linked to above uses puff pastry). It will be filling and comforting, and come with extra gravy for your mashed potatoes, because you must have mash
ed potatoes with your pie (at least I do).
Mushy peas... These little abominations are often found alongside your fish and chips or steak and ale pie. I'm not a fan of peas, and these are just a whole wall of "nope" in my book. I always opted for regular peas if possible, and it almost always was. Needless to say, I will not be linking to any mushy pea recipes. There's even an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (a Thanksgiving one) where there's a mushy pea conversation...
|Couldn't find a scone picture, so thanks, Internet!|
Have you tried proper common UK food? Thoughts?
Come on by for K tomorrow (and bring a scone if you have one...I'm hungry now)!