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Old Jun 18th 2018, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
The majority of my consumption of HP here in the US is at breakfast time. Now, American bacon gets a lot of criticism (and I don't really mind it as it is), but it really does pair beautifully with HP.
Oh, I like American Bacon, and oddly, we can get it here, almost anywhere. Especially perfect on the American invention "BLT". For me, that's a great "brunch".

Something I can't get here is decent "corned beef" for "Rueben" sandwiches. Also, American-style "rye" bread.

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Old Jun 18th 2018, 9:12 pm
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I think I quite liked American bacon when I was there - TBH it was just about the only thing I liked about the place - mind you I was in LA. If I remember rightly it's a bit like the crisp-like snack things that you can buy in packets.

Is Oscar Meyer bacon American? You can get that in Spain but I've not seen it in the UK.
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Old Jun 18th 2018, 9:16 pm
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Yes ground spices are allowed (mixtures of these are called "chutneys").
Do you mean mixtures of dry, ground spices? They are Chutneys?
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Old Jun 18th 2018, 9:20 pm
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Yes it is. I forgot the Branston Pickle, we take that too, in a squeezy plastic jar.
(Bring to UK numerous little packets of home ground chutneys etc.---)
I haven't had Branston Pickle in ages. I see it around here from time to time though, I should remember to pick some up next time.

Originally Posted by amideislas View Post
Oh, I like American Bacon, and oddly, we can get it here, almost anywhere. Especially perfect on the American invention "BLT". For me, that's a great "brunch".

Something I can't get here is decent "corned beef" for "Rueben" sandwiches. Also, American-style "rye" bread.
It's basically streaky bacon, I think. Much better with BLTs and it goes well with burgers too, if it's thick cut.

I do love a Reuben sandwich, but I haven't run into that kind of corned beef outside of the US. I think a Reuben is a German or Russian style sandwich so you may be able to find something similar in Germany if you get lucky but it's probably a regional thing.
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Old Jun 18th 2018, 9:23 pm
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I think I quite liked American bacon when I was there - TBH it was just about the only thing I liked about the place - mind you I was in LA. If I remember rightly it's a bit like the crisp-like snack things that you can buy in packets.

Is Oscar Meyer bacon American? You can get that in Spain but I've not seen it in the UK.

Yes, Oscar Meyer. Unlike other brands, it cooks super crisp. Unfortunately, it's damned expensive here (Like anything American) but it's good stuff.
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Old Jun 18th 2018, 9:28 pm
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I haven't had Branston Pickle in ages. I see it around here from time to time though, I should remember to pick some up next time.



It's basically streaky bacon, I think. Much better with BLTs and it goes well with burgers too, if it's thick cut.

I do love a Reuben sandwich, but I haven't run into that kind of corned beef outside of the US. I think a Reuben is a German or Russian style sandwich so you may be able to find something similar in Germany if you get lucky but it's probably a regional thing.
No, not in Germany, unfortunately. I think it's an American thing. Sauerkraut, of course. Corned beef, no (except for those little canned things that aren't anything like it).
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Old Jun 18th 2018, 9:29 pm
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Do you mean mixtures of dry, ground spices? They are Chutneys?
Yes various mixtures of spices and often ground coconut etc. The word chutney is used differently there.
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Old Jun 18th 2018, 9:45 pm
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No, not in Germany, unfortunately. I think it's an American thing. Sauerkraut, of course. Corned beef, no (except for those little canned things that aren't anything like it).
It was invented in America but I thought it may have been brought over from the 'old country', whatever that one may be. Looked up and it seems to be of Lithuanian Jewish origin though, so that may have something to do with it.

Those little cans go great with HP in a sandwich though, if they're the same as the ones you get in the UK.
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I do love a Reuben sandwich, but I haven't run into that kind of corned beef outside of the US. I think a Reuben is a German or Russian style sandwich so you may be able to find something similar in Germany if you get lucky but it's probably a regional thing.
It's not quite the same corned beef we get in the UK. The Reuben corned beef is usually made from beef brisket, as opposed to the 'Irish' corned beef we're used to in cans. Pastrami is sometimes used to make Reubens instead, and I can get those in Tesco easily enough.
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Those with a permanent chip on their shoulder have often been the victim of bullying, and find it necessary to somehow retaliate later in life - which is very sad. Either that or they're pathetic twats with a fake sense of superiority - who would never want to do something as working class as putting HP sauce on their bratwurst.
HP sauce is awesome in a bacon sarnie
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I think we would be described as 'middle class' because of our work. However OH, Indian born and 'patriotic' to both countries ---takes HP sauce to India in a plastic jar (much to my annoyance at having to carefully wrap it!) He shares it out with any relatives who stay with us---they say they like it.

He was once reprimanded in Spain by a waiter because he couldn't get the tomato ketchup to squirt out!!!!
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Might be slightly critical about the English? Are we reading the same thread? I think even you can see the absurdity of that remark.

It is funny that the poster gets all het up whenever I tell her how Germans are acting up in Mallorca (because she never seems to notice) but everything British (sorry, English: Welsh, Irish and Scots don’t seem to go abroad in the poster’s opinion) is par for the course.
No no no, the Welsh, the Irish and the Scots are fine. It's those bloody English oops British, ya
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Old Jun 18th 2018, 11:48 pm
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And just how is Chairman Corbyn planning to pay for that exactly? ...
Perhaps the same way that the government of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan did in 1962 when they passed the Education Act 1962, which had the same effect.
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Old Jun 19th 2018, 7:41 am
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That's because they were single handedly responsible for the worst humanitarian disasters to take place in the western hemisphere in the last century.
Yes, that's what I said, albeit in a bit less emotive language.

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Germans are even more terrified of nationalism than the British are. That's why they are so cagey and self conscious about their own history and have taken legal measures such as banning the swastika.
Erm... Brits ... "Terrified" of nationalism? Do you live in a cave or something?

And... Banning the swastika is... Wrong? What's your point? Should Germans be embracing Nazism? Some seem to think they all do anyway, despite all evidence to the contrary.

Again, as someone who claims to know so much about the world outside the bubble, you exhibit precious little knowledge of it.
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And... Banning the swastika is... Wrong?
In my opinion, yes it is.
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