14 thoughts on “British food and online arguments: another link

  1. A super article but I’m not sure quite what point they are making about either the food, or avoiding arguments. I also read your post on British food and enjoyed it immensely. There seem to be various ways of making lasagne (yes, why do we spell it like that?) as I always use a cheese sauce in mine and the mince is cooked in a tomato sauce. But anyway. Good stuff all round, I’d say!

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    • Point? Oh. Did there have to be a point? I think he was just having some fun along the way. That’ll work for me.

      As for spelling lasagna with an E, my best guess is that someone figured out that it was the Italian plural and went nuts: Look, we use several sheets of pasta in here, so let’s make it plural. Aren’t we clever?

      A little learning is a dangerous thing…

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  2. Ellen, you’re a poor woman! You must not show the richness of your character by linking to everybody who calls you that. Or a “he”.

    That said, I almost commented over there and if this goes on with the third post, I shall. Hard to keep quiet over here.

    Can’t even laugh any more. :(

    I’d rather read your posts, please?

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  3. He’s someone else who likes stodge :-) His comment about semolina reminded me of a cooking tip I’ve been given (since we seem to be on a culinary trip at the moment). If you boil the potatoes you’re about to roast then shake them, still in the saucepan but no longer in water, in semolina, they become very crispy. Personally, I think this is a waste of semolina, which I like.

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    • It’s sort of like saying, “New York isn’t the United States.” Both because they’re not the entire country and they are, in some ways, very different from the rest of the country. And for what it’s worth, when I lived in New York (and we’re going back a hundred years or more) I used to hear New Yorkers say that–it wasn’t just the rest of the country trying to disown us. When I moved to Minnesota, I used to feel a bit like I’d grown up in a different country, and once, when I was teaching for Writers in the Schools, a kid, reacting to my accent, asked what country I was from. Without a second’s hesitation, I said, “New York.” We seemed to have agreed that it was a different country.

      I don’t know if that entirely answers the question about London, but it’s as close as I can come from my perspective.

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