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Posted on Friday 9 November 2007 at 3:48 pm

Brit Food?


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We're a few days behind, but the history department is having a Guy Fawkes party tonight (our resident English student was out of town last weekend and parties work better on weekends than Mondays). Everyone is supposed to bring British food or drink (Irish is also allowed). I figure most people will pick up imported beers so I'd like to bring a food item.

Suggestions?
Hungry
Feeling: Hungry
Listening: The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man

Comments:

What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 9:52 pm on 09 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Beans on Toast!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 9:54 pm on 09 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
LOL. I don't know how to make that. Isn't there a fic somewhere I can read to teach me?
What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 9:55 pm on 09 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
It's better if you actually have a Remus to come teach you how to make it.

The Werewolf Who Stole Christmas also catalogues a few British sammiches.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 11:27 pm on 09 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Some of those sammiches scare me...
JD
jdbracknell at 1:04 am on 10 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
They're all tried and tested - I have eaten most of them. I'd recommend the fish finger, ketchup and peas, personally, although the fried egg and chilli sauce is a more exotic choice....
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 1:10 am on 10 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
The problem is I'm exceptionally picky. I no like peas. I'm not sure about the egg and chili but it doesn't sound very appealing.
Wild Magelet
wildmagelet at 2:59 am on 10 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Those sandwiches make me hungry every time I read that fic!

Actually, 80% of R/T fanfic makes me crave a cheese and pickle sandwich.

But on the actual topic of this post, you could make mushy peas.

I'm not sure anyone would want to eat them, but they're quite British, right?
godricgal
godricgal at 11:11 pm on 09 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
There is indeed a fic that will teach you to make the best beans on toast ever. ;)

What you want on bonfire night, though, is burnt sausages on a fork. Ketchup is optional; knives and plates frowned upon.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 11:25 pm on 09 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
It is nice to know I didn't imagine that lovely little fic :)

Sausages, huh? I know something was said about a bonfire and a man to burn in it.
godricgal
godricgal at 11:52 pm on 09 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
We've never done the actual bonfire thing. It's a lot more work than just setting off a load of fireworks. Plus, it's kind of gruesome.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 11:57 pm on 09 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I'm skeptical that we will actually have a bonfire at this party despite the host's email invite claims.
gilpin25
gilpin25 at 12:57 pm on 10 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
It's been jacket potatoes with various toppings at every Bonfire Party I've ever been to. But roasted chestnuts are my faves as the shops get them just beforehand. To be an authentic Brit, you really need to make exciting plans and then the night itself is a complete washout due to the fact that it chucks it down. ;)
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 2:54 pm on 10 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I ended up taking some store bought cookies that claimed to be English Toffee flavored.

No roasted chestnuts at the party but we did in fact have jacket potatoes with baked beans and cheese on top.

We set off a lot of fireworks and then quit before we got through them all because (A) it was illegal and we were afraid the cops were going to show up and (B) it was starting to rain. Is that close enough to authentic?
gilpin25
gilpin25 at 5:05 pm on 10 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that sounds very British. We talk big, but at the first sign of trouble head for home and the TV. With our umbrellas. ;)

I wonder what the difference is between English toffee flavoured and US?!


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