Monday, 30 July 2007

Dreaming of Yorkshire puddings

British Nigel: What do you miss the most about England?

Me (not hesitating for a second): Marks & Spencer and British chocolate, oh and Boots. The chemist not the footwear.

British Nigel: Duhh!! WRONG ANSWER!! You are SUPPOSED to say you miss your friends and family.

Me: Well OF COURSE I miss my friends and family you big numpty, that goes without saying, but I also miss M&S and Boots, oh and Yorkshire puddings, I really miss those. Mmmm, a Yorkshire pudding with gravy would go down a treat right now.

British Nigel: Why don’t you just make some?

Me: Have you ever tasted my cooking?

British Nigel: No, you never cook.

Me: No and there’s a good reason for that. I suppose I could try making Yorkshire puddings, although I’d have to go and buy a muffin pan, and all the ingredients. Oh and the flour’s different here too y’know

British Nigel: Is it?

Me: Oh yes, it’s not plain or self-raising like it is at home, it’s all multi-purpose this and that and it didn’t exactly work out well the one time I tried to make scones over here. They were a disaster and if there’s one thing I’m good at in the kitchen, it’s a scone. It would be much easier if I could just buy some Yorkshires from a Marks and Spencer. An M&S food hall would go down a storm in Manhattan. New Yorkers would be gagging for their ready meals

British Nigel: If you say so.

Me: I do

Mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmm. I love a Yorkshire pudding!! What do you miss the most from home readers? Excluding friends and family of course :-)


Anonymous said...

When I lived abroad I missed the English seasons. Although I soon acclimatised to the heat, nowhere can do the extremities of weather like this country ~ as last week shows.
I also missed the English lads ~ oh the innocence of youth.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Ahh we have pretty good seasons in NYC and we actually get full on snow in Winter, one year we had 24inches of snow in Central Park, it was lovely!! :-)

Victorya said...

I know it's Irish - but had to share.

The thing I love about NYC is the weird food fusions - like those taco places owned by Asians.

The other day I was walking and saw a sign for a full Irish breakfast complete with Black pudding. And then the lunch special - empanadas and plantains.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Victorya that's funny. I wonder how good the Hispanic created Irish breakfast tastes to an Irish person. The only place I've had an English breakfast is at '202', the restaurant in Nicole Farhi's store in Chelsea Market. Yummmm!!! Great place for brunch too.

Amel said...

SO MANY MANY MANY MANY fresh veggies, seafood, and SO MANY DIFFERENT kinds of Indo/Chinese/Asian food that I can't find here.

Oh, and CHILI!!!!!!! And going to the malls (I live in a small village now where there's only a small bookstore and no malls). And HUGE bookstores where I can browse many English books he he he...

And I miss frogs, cow's intestines, cow's brain...I miss my Mom's meals he he he...

Unknown said...

I used to live in London.... best damned samosas I ever ate!

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