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Jul 13, 2012 08:47 AM

An Olympic Challenge

To keep up with tradition, we try to have a theme based dinner for friends on the opening night of the Olympics. We generally try to make food from the hosting country. What would you serve this year? Please be creative. I don't think Bangers and Mash will cut it with this group.
Thanks in advance.

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  1. English cuisine is not one of the world's most famous ones. How about London Broil made with flank steak that has been marinated in oil and stout instead of wine. Here on the East Coast there is a cut of beef that is called London Broil but is not flank steak. Baked potatoes and haricots would go well with the meat.

    I am not well versed in English cuisine, but maybe the following website could be of help.

    1. You could go traditional with roast beef, roasted potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, roasted brussels sprouts, etc.

      1. Plenty of gin choices :-)

        Cornish pasty? Steak and kidney pie? Fish and chips? 'fraid that if your group is looking for fancy fare, this ain't it.

          1. That's what we do. Last Olympics, we pigged out on Chinese food.

            This year, I'm making these


            less the pastry. I'll have to buy it as I am in no way capable of that.