WTF in America

Old Nov 16th 2014, 6:50 am
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Could we please come to a consensus regarding tinned tomatoes ? I don't like them on a breakfast and always ask for fresh, that's primarily because of the salt content and it can make for a watery breakfast .... i have seen some photo's posted showing sausages of dubious quality also and this is also seems worth commenting on.

I am over in the UK, ( Manchester ) for awhile so I have had the opportunity to have quite a few , " full English's " just lately. I have almost the perfect place around the corner, it's £3.00 for the small and $4.00 for the big, ( includes tea and toast ). I say almost perfect because the sausages are really not up to par. ( taste cheap and bready ) I am tempted to go in with my own and ask them to cook them but I don't want to offend them, how would you deal with this situation ? I do realize this keeps the cost down but to be honest I'd rather pay a bit more and get the quality. My only other convenient choice is Weatherspoons, and I just don't feel comfortable being in a pub at 8am.

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Old Nov 16th 2014, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by coastieexpat
..... I just don't feel comfortable being in a pub at 8am. ....
And you call yourself British.

I'm with you all the way on tinned tomatoes and cheap "bready" sausages. I like fried fresh tomatoes with a "full English", and a good quality sausage, perhaps a Lincolnshire or another one seasoned with herbs.
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Different price point.
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Old Nov 16th 2014, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by Boiler
Different price point.
So how do I tell them, everything else is great...... this is not the poshest part of the North either, so discretion would be well advised....there is a good butchers next door though, so that may help.
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Originally Posted by Boiler
Different price point.
And typically it is not a bit more but a lot more and their cliental won't pay that price.

It's much cheaper to buy a gallon can of tomatoes than to buy fresh tomatoes and requires a lot less labor to prepare. Sausages can be double or triple the price depending on what it contains.

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Old Nov 16th 2014, 7:20 am
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Not really. They presumably have decided their price point and ingredients are related to that.

Of course they could use more expensive ingredients. But presumably they don't think their customers would be willing to pay the price.
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Old Nov 16th 2014, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by coastieexpat
My only other convenient choice is Weatherspoons, and I just don't feel comfortable being in a pub at 8am.

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We were in our local Wetherspoon's for breakfast this morning. You can have coffee or tea with your cooked breakfast (personally I like the breakfast wrap), you don't have to start your day with booze
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Originally Posted by coastieexpat
Could we please come to a consensus regarding tinned tomatoes ?
That's a negatory on tinned.

Hot and fresh out the kitchen.
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I like tinned tomatoes. Just need Nutek to second me and then that's the end of that one
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
I like tinned tomatoes. Just need Nutek to second me and then that's the end of that one
He votes extra sausage.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
I like tinned tomatoes. Just need Nutek to second me and then that's the end of that one
Done and done.

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He votes extra sausage.
Goes without saying.
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Originally Posted by lizzyq
We were in our local Wetherspoon's for breakfast this morning. You can have coffee or tea with your cooked breakfast (personally I like the breakfast wrap), you don't have to start your day with booze
I'll give the Weatherspoons a try and get back to you all soon, ( with photo's ).

All I want is a nice sausage.............
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Originally Posted by coastieexpat
how would you deal with this situation ?
Make your own?
Or is that not possible/convenient?
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Originally Posted by lizzyq
We were in our local Wetherspoon's for breakfast this morning. You can have coffee or tea with your cooked breakfast (personally I like the breakfast wrap), you don't have to start your day with booze
It saddens me when I go in for an early morning Wetherspoons brekkie and the old men are already in there, propping up the bar with their first pint of the day. Shouldn't be allowed having to watch that whilst trying to eat a full English
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