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Apr 5, 2006 04:13 PM

Top 10 Gross UK Foods?

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Well, personally I think offal is awfully good when prepared correctly, but CH Addict wanted y'all to see this article...linked below.


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  1. This is simply a list of all 20 things english people eat,
    ranked from worst to best. Except they forgot fried toast.

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    1. re: Jef

      I love fried bread (as we called it in scotland) fact now that i'm in s.f. i occasionally fry up some sourdough! delish bacon fat but yes, so unhealthy!

      1. re: Alison

        Oh right. Calling it "fried toast" is a bit like calling regular toast
        "toasted toast". Does banana custard mean something different
        over there than it would in the US? Or are English cooks truly so
        bad that even when they cook things as inherently tasty as banana
        custard, it comes out tasting like tripe?

      2. Wierd. I don't see how anyone could find items 15-20 objectionable. I think they're delicious.

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        1. re: Humbucker

          I have paid good money for more than half the items on that list. How could anyone not like menudo?

          If you remove these items from the British diet, what remains besides white bread and baked beans? Oh, right, donner kebab.

            1. re: Shep

              Was the "donner" kebab popularized by the famous Donner Party?

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            Mike McElliott

            OK, so maybe the deep-fried Mars Bar is, if not "gross", at least aesthetically challenging. But the rest....what's the fuss? And by the way, (I'm nearly afraid to ask), what's a "faggot".

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            1. re: Mike McElliott

              As they say, a recipe is worth 1,000 words.


              1. re: Gary Soup

                Looks good. If my blood ever gets back to where you can actually see through it I'll have to try some.

            2. Umm--bloaters, really rank ones, didn't make the list. Pity.

              1. Actually, the one thing I could not stand is marmite. I had black pudding, no biggie. Haggis was pretty good, fried Mars bars was gross because I kept thinking about what it was doing to my arteries.