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Old 03-21-2006, 04:00 PM   #1
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They do a real bacon sandwich in the van across the road
Okay — do tell. What is a real bacon sandwich?

We here in the USA have a wonderful thing called a BLT (bacon/lettuce/tomato) sandwich. With mayonnaise, of course.

Is that anything like what you are talking about?

   
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Old 03-22-2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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Ah ok
and u use the right measurement system as well - You need two slices ( we call them "Door steps" of white bread about an 1" thick - and then at least 4 perhaps 5 peices of fried bacon( rashers) dripping in fat - lots of butter - I like tomatoe Ketchup - others will use brown sauce. It really has to be cooked in a sandwich van (Greasy Joes would be good ) on the road side that serves lorry drivers etc to do it properly - BLT's are nice a bit prissy though - but not a real cholesteral buster :-)
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:54 AM   #3
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Peter:

And definitely no lettuce or tomato, and definitely no mayonnaise.

   
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:48 AM   #4
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I was introduced to another very English delicacy whern I moved to the Midlands: The chip butty - which is a white soft roll with butter and chips...
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THese "Yanks" wont understand butty - for goodness sake. The nearest I got to that was a "bagel" - they really dont do "bread" at all
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:33 PM   #6
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The chip butty - which is a white soft roll with butter and chips...
Yech! (shudder)

   
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What Bo and his missus love best of all, from what I've seen, is a whopping great curry!
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:50 PM   #8
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Wouldn't qualify as British food though - only nearly.
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Wouldn't qualify as British food though - only nearly.
What? — Curry?

I think it is as British as pizza is American!

   
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:07 AM   #10
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Trust me, Peter. Nearly all of what you see called "bagels" in the US, are really "bageloids". They look like bagels, sometimes taste similar to bagels, but they are not bagels. And if anything you could call a "roll" looked like anything you were told was a "bagel"...you were sadly deceived.

A true bagel is both boiled and baked, so it requires a fairly expensive table or large boiler as well as an oven. You won't get it, at least not fresh, unless you go to a bagel shop, because bakeries can't come close without an extra $50,000 piece of stainless equipment. (That's what they tell me it costs.)

A true bagel will be rock-hard and inedible if left out overnight on the counter, or in a breadbox. That's a fast way to find out if you've been sold fakes, which will still be edible.

And, if you see someplace selling chocolate chip bagels, blueberry bagels, anything like that? It isn't a bagel. It will be a bageloid. Like true criossants, bagels are easily faked, but rarely faked well.
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