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Old 10-07-2014, 10:25 AM   #61
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I too got to travel to England for a class when I was 20, many moons ago. The most memorable food I ate was prawns in an avocado with that special pink sauce, I had that whenever I could. Our instructor also took the class to Simpsons on the Strand, where we had roast beast. Most of what we ate was pretty bland.
Marie Rose sauce? Love that stuff. An Irish pub near us used to serve it with fish and chips. Then it closed and reopened with a new chef who serves it with ordinary tartar sauce. We haven't been back. It's no longer special.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:31 AM   #62
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Some Classic Comfort Foods Of UK

Yes, that's it! I just remember it was delicious.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:41 AM   #63
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Having watched The Great British Bake Off, I really enjoy seeing how their traditional baked goods differ from ours. There is a longer tradition of baking there with it being an older country. I also like seeing more technical bakes and recipes from all over Europe being made.

They brought the show to the US for one season and it's sad to see how it was dumbed down, the bakes were far less technical and the shows were edited for maximum drama. The drama seemed more important than the baking
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:51 AM   #64
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Having watched The Great British Bake Off, I really enjoy seeing how their traditional baked goods differ from ours. There is a longer tradition of baking there with it being an older country. I also like seeing more technical bakes and recipes from all over Europe being made.

They brought the show to the US for one season and it's sad to see how it was dumbed down, the bakes were far less technical and the shows were edited for maximum drama. The drama seemed more important than the baking
Yes it is a very popular programme here - combination of the challenges, useful tips and packaged well with its presenters.

I am surprised to hear that in the US edition there is even MORE drama! The UK entrants are not exactly calm...very nervous and upset if they don't come up to scratch.

So, is the US more like....
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Yes it is a very popular programme here - combination of the challenges, useful tips and packaged well with its presenters.

I am surprised to hear that in the US edition there is even MORE drama! The UK entrants are not exactly calm...very nervous and upset if they don't come up to scratch.

So, is the US more like....
Well it's more created drama, they peg someone as a villain, another as a victim, and edit it for maximum drama. It's less about what actually happened and more about creating drama. It's the American reality show formula.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:26 AM   #66
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Marie Rose sauce? Love that stuff. An Irish pub near us used to serve it with fish and chips..
I think you just solved part of a puzzle for me! We have a favorite Irish pub. One of our favorites is Irish Pizza that comes with some type of dipping sauce. The pizza is potato shells on a CI pan (looks a lot like a fajita pan...) topped with bacon, green onions, cheese and ??? Oh dear, looks like we have to go back to refresh my memory.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:33 AM   #67
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really? they actually call a stuffed potato skin an irish pizza?

that insults both ireland and italy.

they must be from east belfast.
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bt, this dish is SO beyond "stuffed potato skins". The potato shell isn't deep-fried but still crispy. There is a load of two cheeses (cheddar and mozz?). The rest of the generous toppings are bacon, green onions, fresh mushrooms and tomato. And that very yummy dipping sauce. I know I've taken a photo of it when we've eaten at O'Connor's, but I cannot find it in either my phone gallery or Dropbox. Found a rather large image on google. Hopefully, it minimizes the size so that I don't crash DC.



And now I have a monster craving for one to split with Himself. And an Imperial pint of something imported on-tap to wash it down.
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Wow...I would love to eat that!
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I don't know if it is still there, but there used to be a food cart at Fanuiel Hall. The only thing they served was baked potatoes with a large selection of toppings. I would often get one for my lunch. Bacon bits, butter and a dollop of sour cream. You got one of the tiny packets of S&P. They were always too hot to handle. But the important thing was the skin was crispy. They were not baked in foil. He would crack them open and then put the toppings on. I would take it back to my office and take my time eating it.
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