Tuesday, September 16, 2008

British 100

Ok, I know that I am not British. But I like British food. And I am an Anglophile. So I think that qualifies me - doesn't it?

In response to the Omnivores One Hundred, Helen at Food Stories: http://helengraves.co.uk/ has created The British One Hundred.

Here are the rules if you would like to play along:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. I am doing italics here.
4) Link back to Food Stories, if you would be so kind.

1. Grey squirrel.

2 Steak and kidney pie

3. Bubble and squeak

4. Spotted dick

5. Hot Cross Buns (A traditional Easter favorite)

6. Laver bread

7. Toad in the hole

8. Shepherds pie AND Cottage pie

9. Scotch egg

10. Parkin

11. Welsh rarebit

12. Jellied eels

13. Stilton

14. Marmite

15. Ploughman’s lunch

16. Cucumber sandwiches

17. Coronation chicken

18. Gloucester old spot.

19. Cornish pasty

20. Samphire

21. Mince Pies

22. Winkles

23. Salad cream

24. Malt loaf

25. Haggis

26. Beans on toast

27. Cornish clotted cream tea

28. Pickled egg

29. Pork scratchings

30. Pork pie

31. Black pudding

32. Patum Peperium or Gentleman’s relish

33. Earl Grey tea

34. Elvers

35. HP Sauce

36. Potted shrimps

37. Stinking bishop

38. Elderflower cordial

39. Pea and ham soup

40. Aberdeen Angus Beef

41.Lemon Posset

42. Guinness

43. Cumberland sausage

44. Native oysters

45. A ‘full English’ breakfast

46. Cockles

47. Faggots

48. Eccles cake

49. Potted Cromer crab

50. Trifle

51. Stargazy pie

52. English mustard

53. Christmas pudding

54. Cullen skink

55. Liver and bacon with onions

56. Wood pigeon

57. Branston pickle

58. Oxtail soup

59. Piccalilli

60. Sorrel

62. Chicken tikka masala

63. Deep fried Mars Bar - actually a milky way

64. Fish, chips and mushy peas

65. Pie and mash with liquor

66. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding

67. Pickled onions

68. Cock-a-leekie soup - this is our traditional remedy for colds

69. Rabbit and Hare

70. Bread sauce

71. Cauliflower cheese

72. Crumpets

73. Rice pudding

74. Bread and Butter Pudding

75. Bakewell tart

76. Kendall mint cake

77. Summer pudding

78. Lancashire hot pot

79. Beef Wellington

80. Eton mess

81. Neeps and tatties

82. Pimms

83. Scampi

84. Mint sauce

85. English strawberries and cream

86. Isle of Wight garlic

87. Mutton

88. Deep fried whitebait with tartare sauce

89. Angels on horseback

90. Omelette Arnold Bennett

91. Devilled kidneys

92. Partridge and pheasant

93. Stew and Dumplings

94. Arbroath smokies

95. Oyster loaves

96. Sloe gin

97. Damson jam

98. Soda bread

99. Quince jelly

100. Afternoon tea at the Ritz

I think I would add Bangers and Mash, Kippers, Victoria Sponge, Jam Roly Poly, and Lancashire cheese. (My friend Jan added these, and I totally agree!) I would add Battenburg cake, Cadbury flake and Jaffa cakes!


Tracy said...

Hi, Raquel! Great to be back in blogland and visiting...now to get over the jet lag--LOL! I love England and English foods...mostly...I could never eat a squirrel...but then I don't eat meat so much of this list doesn't apply to me...LOL! I'll take Cadbury Flake and Bakewell Tart though! :o) Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

Marie said...

What fun Raquel! Does squirrel taste like chicken? I wonder!

Cheryl said...

I am not sure I want to eat any of that! p.s. I gave you a blog award, come on over when you get a chance!

Linda said...

LOL - I consider myself pretty worldly from a culinary standpoint but I don't know what half those things are! LOL You sound very brave my dear!!

Sue said...

You had me smiling Raquel over this food list, listening to puff the magic dragon. Yes, I've eaten a lot of those foods at one point or other in my life back in dear old Blighty.
Cockles was my mum's favorite for Sunday tea back when I was a kid.

Anonymous said...

Squirrel does NOT taste like chicken, Marie...shudder!

Jan said...

Well done, Raquel, I'm glad to see you have a taste for British food. I'm sure I will be posting quite a few of these recipes over the winter, so you will be able to expand your repetoire even further.

Great additions btw.