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Old Aug 24th 2009, 8:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Cat Whisperer View Post
Italian Beef
Breakfast at a decent Pancake House
Italian sausage
Decent BBQ - ribs, brats, brisket etc
Just moved back here to the UK from the US, and noticed some things have drifted over here. At Bluewater there is a pretzel stand, and two shops that sell Reese's pb cups, Lucky Charms, Froot Loops etc and lots of other US candy. Found chipotle sausages at Borough Market in London. Was surprised at how low priced groceries are... blueberries 99p for a punnet. Saw fresh corn today at a market, 3 for a pound. Nice looking, too. Krispy Kreme have hit the UK, but a donut is the equivalent of $2! Noticed they have Italian Wedding soup at the supermarket. Funny.

My son said he misses the 'huge burgers'. lol. But he is re-appreciating a good kebab with chili sauce.

Me? Fries with cheese sauce, probably. And just generally food from a good, family run diner. Have lost a load of weight since being back, though. Because the fresh produce is better, and a ton cheaper.

Don't get me wrong - I really do miss the US. A lot. But some things aren't as bad as I thought they would be.
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Old Aug 24th 2009, 9:27 pm
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... crawfish...
lovely...but way to much hassle for so little meat I always thought but I guess you get a knack for it when you eat them all the time

I'm not into all that much shell fish, but where we used to live in Maine, there was a place that did really good and cheap oysters, clams and muscles - the mother in law misses that about not visiting us there anymore
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Old Aug 25th 2009, 12:01 am
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hehehe that's mussels Bob. I do like muscles though ;-)
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Old Aug 25th 2009, 12:03 am
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Originally Posted by nethead View Post
Add to that, fresh corn.
Auntie Anne's pretzels.
Maggie Moo ice-cream.
You can get Auntie Anne's in England
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Old Aug 25th 2009, 12:18 am
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You can get Auntie Anne's in England
Can you, bloody hell when did that happen?
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Old Aug 25th 2009, 12:52 am
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Can you, bloody hell when did that happen?
There was one in Solihull just before we left
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Originally Posted by helwardman View Post
You need to move to The South. The food here is fantastic.

Shrimp, crawfish, catfish, po-boys, biscuits, rice and gravy, red beans and rice, fried chicken, gumbo, boudin, jambalaya. It's all good.

The food in this part of Louisiana is WAY better than most of the food I ever ate in England. And it's pretty cheap too.
Notwithstanding helwardman's kind offer [which sorry to say doesn't sound that appealing, i'm not a seafood lover] I have to re-affirm my previous statement

After reading all of the offerings on the previous pages the answer is still a resounding no.
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Old Aug 25th 2009, 1:40 am
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hehehe that's mussels Bob. I do like muscles though ;-)
would explain why they're a bit stringy down here
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Old Aug 25th 2009, 1:44 am
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mmmm chocolate-covered pretzels
junior mints
maple syrup
maple sausages
(that's what happens when you move to vermont: everything turns into maple and cheddar)
ground turkey
breakfast sandwiches
Good chicken salad
Philly cheese steaks (though I haven't had one since February)

If I moved back to Argentina, rather than food, I'd miss the freedom I feel when eating in the US. Argentinians are so obsessed with being super thin (the average Argentine woman weighs 110lbs) that it feels like you have to apologize every time you put food in your mouth, unless it is a lettuce and tomato salad.
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Old Aug 25th 2009, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by helwardman View Post
You need to move to The South. The food here is fantastic.

Shrimp, crawfish, catfish, po-boys, biscuits, rice and gravy, red beans and rice, fried chicken, gumbo, boudin, jambalaya. It's all good.

The food in this part of Louisiana is WAY better than most of the food I ever ate in England. And it's pretty cheap too.
OMG those people know how to cook there,
Ill take everything you mentioned except catfish-sewer trout,
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After a year here, I made the mistake of going with what I know!, which limited my choices, so I started trying everything, second mistake I throw away so much food, either very sweet, or extremely sweet, or extremely bland! how does that happen?
so I started asking people if I could nose in their pantries, sounds strange, but most people I know here, are either from the UK or Europe, or Americans who have lived in the UK or visited it, so their food choices have guided me through.
I have also taken full use of bar-be-ques, parties etc to try new foods, and without exception everything I like here I can get in the UK! minus the HFCS
And I realised that on intitule site I thought the Supermarkets where amazing so much stuff, but after a year I had to admit, they are very limited, it is just 100 varieties of the same stuff! in a year, I have not seen the following in a supermarket Duck, lambs liver, in fact a lot of lamb products, beef, pork, chicken thats it!, no pink veal, goose, peas, as in fresh not frozen, parsnip as in frozen not fresh, V expensive! decent bread, actually that is a lie I have actually found some good french and italian loaves at our tri town and better still freshly made and only $1.69! down side is that you can't get it after 8am as it is hoovered up, don't understand why they don't cook it again?
so I will add to the list
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spent 8 weeks at home recently and didn't crave a thing, wish kebabs with chilli why oh why did you mention that! it must be against the Geneva convention or something, it is torture pure and simple!
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Old Aug 25th 2009, 2:08 am
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...I have not seen the following in a supermarket Duck, lambs liver, in fact a lot of lamb products, beef, pork, chicken thats it!, no pink veal, goose, peas, as in fresh not frozen, parsnip as in frozen not fresh...
which highlights a lot of the shopping around here...

Duck is all over the place here, more so up in Maine.

Lamb, more up in Maine which is pretty good, a fair bit in Mass, but it's usually NZ down this way and not as nice.

Loads of veal down here, not a fan.

Not much goose I give you, but lots of fresh peas at the moment, but very seasonal here. Parsnips, get fresh and frozen in both Trader Joes and Whole Foods all the time, though I'm not sure if that's regional as there is a farm nearby that supplied both stores here.
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yep, I would definitely miss good Mexican food and a good steak..having steak back in the Uk, unless you pay loads of money, is always a bit hit n miss!
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Old Aug 25th 2009, 2:58 am
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There have been posts by people saying what British food they miss and I was just wondering are there any American foods that you can't get in the UK that you would miss if you went back to live in Britain?

Not a thing!!!!!
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a good steak..having steak back in the Uk, unless you pay loads of money, is always a bit hit n miss!
Ooo that's the other one, a decent steak. Its a pity what they do to them over in the UK.....
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