Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Old Aug 10th 2011, 9:03 pm
  #1  
Account Closed
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 928
Squirrel is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

I have to admit, I think I would miss the TV the most as I don't watch a lot of American programmes. I like Family Guy and Two and a Half Men, and there have been past series I've liked such as The Sopranos, Friends and the first two series of House (I lost interest when he sacked his 3 strong team!)

There are loads more British shows I'd miss like New Tricks, Inspector George Gently, Merlin, Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing (OK the US has it's own version of that one). Do they show any of these? I suppose you can get them via the 'net quite easily.

Now food I think the only main thing I'd miss would be brown sauce. I know you can get it in the US (at a price) but they don't offer it at restaurants. And there are plenty of US foods that would more than make up for it like sweet potato fries and peanut butter sauce. OK they don't cater for veggies as good as the UK does buit it's getting better.

How about you?
Squirrel is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 9:20 pm
  #2  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Charlotte,NC
Posts: 1,714
Orangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Where in the US do they cater to vegetarians? Is it getting better? I struggle to find even anything that resembles a vegetable or isn't fried or covered in plastic cheese. I used to eat out a lot when I lived in Cayman but now I cook much more at home and spend my eating out time not eating but drinking wine!! (Going to a wine tasting tonight - yummy)
Oh and there's nothing I miss about the UK apart from Battenberg cake and toffee crisps!

Last edited by Orangepants; Aug 10th 2011 at 9:25 pm.
Orangepants is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 9:26 pm
  #3  
Deep in the woods of CT
 
Nutmegger's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,032
Nutmegger has a reputation beyond reputeNutmegger has a reputation beyond reputeNutmegger has a reputation beyond reputeNutmegger has a reputation beyond reputeNutmegger has a reputation beyond reputeNutmegger has a reputation beyond reputeNutmegger has a reputation beyond reputeNutmegger has a reputation beyond reputeNutmegger has a reputation beyond reputeNutmegger has a reputation beyond reputeNutmegger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Originally Posted by Squirrel View Post


Now food I think the only main thing I'd miss would be brown sauce. I know you can get it in the US (at a price) but they don't offer it at restaurants.
That conjures up images of Lenny Henry going bonkers when someone asks for the salt to dump on his immaculately prepared dish!

And here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MixYRIUzVXs

Last edited by Nutmegger; Aug 10th 2011 at 9:33 pm.
Nutmegger is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 9:57 pm
  #4  
The Kwisatz Haderach
 
Mummy in the foothills's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: North Wales
Posts: 8,065
Mummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

I know vegetarians aren't catered to in restaurants like in the UK, ds's new girl is Veg and when we are all out we have to puck the restaurants carefully, I have fond that some have a separate veg menu now, places like Chilis, and she likes that menu.
We had a worse time of it when my friend came to stay, seemed like the only veg choice back then (late 90's) was a veggie burger everywhere we went.
Mummy in the foothills is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 10:00 pm
  #5  
Daft.. not Stoopid
 
lyonsden1193's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Memphis TN
Posts: 514
lyonsden1193 has much to be proud oflyonsden1193 has much to be proud oflyonsden1193 has much to be proud oflyonsden1193 has much to be proud oflyonsden1193 has much to be proud oflyonsden1193 has much to be proud oflyonsden1193 has much to be proud oflyonsden1193 has much to be proud oflyonsden1193 has much to be proud oflyonsden1193 has much to be proud oflyonsden1193 has much to be proud of
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Originally Posted by Squirrel View Post
I have to admit, I think I would miss the TV the most as I don't watch a lot of American programmes. I like Family Guy and Two and a Half Men, and there have been past series I've liked such as The Sopranos, Friends and the first two series of House (I lost interest when he sacked his 3 strong team!)

There are loads more British shows I'd miss like New Tricks, Inspector George Gently, Merlin, Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing (OK the US has it's own version of that one). Do they show any of these? I suppose you can get them via the 'net quite easily.

Now food I think the only main thing I'd miss would be brown sauce. I know you can get it in the US (at a price) but they don't offer it at restaurants. And there are plenty of US foods that would more than make up for it like sweet potato fries and peanut butter sauce. OK they don't cater for veggies as good as the UK does buit it's getting better.

How about you?
Without question ... the food. I can either download or dvr programmes and cope with that..... but foods I would kill for!
lyonsden1193 is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 10:26 pm
  #6  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
sir_eccles's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,106
sir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills View Post
I know vegetarians aren't catered to in restaurants like in the UK, ds's new girl is Veg and when we are all out we have to puck the restaurants carefully, I have fond that some have a separate veg menu now, places like Chilis, and she likes that menu.
We had a worse time of it when my friend came to stay, seemed like the only veg choice back then (late 90's) was a veggie burger everywhere we went.
Your problem is expecting chain restaurants to serve decent food.

There are plenty of good vegetarian options available and many more varied that I have seen in the UK (mushroom risotto again!) you just have to look for them beyond the chains.
sir_eccles is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 10:28 pm
  #7  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 41,518
Sally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Ooh good question. When we were over a couple of weeks ago I really enjoyed the News, Eggheads and Escape to the Country and some silly prank show but the food was great too. And the cider.

Not much veggie stuff here I find, I was a vegetarian for 22 years before I got here but it's too difficult so I don't bother now.
Sally Redux is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 10:38 pm
  #8  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Carlsbad , Ca
Posts: 472
Englishman43 is a splendid one to beholdEnglishman43 is a splendid one to beholdEnglishman43 is a splendid one to beholdEnglishman43 is a splendid one to beholdEnglishman43 is a splendid one to beholdEnglishman43 is a splendid one to beholdEnglishman43 is a splendid one to beholdEnglishman43 is a splendid one to beholdEnglishman43 is a splendid one to beholdEnglishman43 is a splendid one to beholdEnglishman43 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Food - the junk they sell/serve here is killing me (possibly literally)
Englishman43 is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 10:44 pm
  #9  
Bob
BE Site Lead
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 91,772
Bob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Nothing in particular...got the interwebz for the tele can get the food when needed...but it's the little things I miss the most like when out late, being able to get a manky donna or fish and chips with chunky chips, or cheap but decent cheese or hobnobs.

As for veggy folks, I think it depends where you live...plenty of veg options down my way and even more in Boston and the burbs, even weird vegan stuff. Perhaps no in the fast food joints though.
Bob is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 10:49 pm
  #10  
The Duchess of Putney
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: HOME
Posts: 23,153
Elvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
Ooh good question. When we were over a couple of weeks ago I really enjoyed the News, Eggheads and Escape to the Country and some silly prank show but the food was great too. And the cider.

Not much veggie stuff here I find, I was a vegetarian for 22 years before I got here but it's too difficult so I don't bother now.
We don't like our food covered in processed cheese, so we very rarely eat out (other than Chinese). I would love to be vegetarian but I do like my seafood and chicken. Luckily where we are there's no shortage of lovely veggies, so I cook plenty of those.

Not much longer though - Northend Road Market soon
Elvira is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 10:56 pm
  #11  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 41,518
Sally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
We don't like our food covered in processed cheese, so we very rarely eat out (other than Chinese). I would love to be vegetarian but I do like my seafood and chicken. Luckily where we are there's no shortage of lovely veggies, so I cook plenty of those.

Not much longer though - Northend Road Market soon
I usually choose the veggie options and cook some veggie stuff, but to get enough variety, especially for the rest of the family, I'll cook other things or eat meat at a social event so as not to make a fuss. I could obviously live as a vegetarian if I wanted to dedicate the time to sourcing food which I could previously pick up easily in my weekly shop.

Are you all set for your return?
Sally Redux is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 11:01 pm
  #12  
The Duchess of Putney
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: HOME
Posts: 23,153
Elvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
I usually choose the veggie options and cook some veggie stuff, but to get enough variety, especially for the rest of the family, I'll cook other things or eat meat at a social event so as not to make a fuss. I could obviously live as a vegetarian if I wanted to dedicate the time to sourcing food which I could previously pick up easily in my weekly shop.

Are you all set for your return?
The packing is kind of overwhelming...
Elvira is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 11:03 pm
  #13  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 41,518
Sally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond reputeSally Redux has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
The packing is kind of overwhelming...
We don't seem to have the BE pub any more, but
Sally Redux is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2011, 11:04 pm
  #14  
The Duchess of Putney
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: HOME
Posts: 23,153
Elvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond reputeElvira has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
We don't seem to have the BE pub any more, but
I guess it must be wine o'clock somewhere...

Elvira is offline  
Old Aug 11th 2011, 2:02 am
  #15  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 4,896
md95065 has a reputation beyond reputemd95065 has a reputation beyond reputemd95065 has a reputation beyond reputemd95065 has a reputation beyond reputemd95065 has a reputation beyond reputemd95065 has a reputation beyond reputemd95065 has a reputation beyond reputemd95065 has a reputation beyond reputemd95065 has a reputation beyond reputemd95065 has a reputation beyond reputemd95065 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which do you miss most, British food or British TV?

I probably miss British radio more than either the food or the TV but I don't miss any of them very much.
md95065 is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.