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My husband is from Scotland and has traveled all over Europe - I am from southern Missouri, USA and talk about a culture shock when food is served. I cook "Southern Style, a la Paula Deen, while my husband loves yorkshire pudding, Treacle Pudding (which is really a cake), and asks for porriage made with steel cut oats.
We have to compromise while I am learning how to cook these things - during a trip to the UK the first of this month, I found some good cookbooks to bring back - and am now working through changing from metric to cups,tea and tablespoons, etc. Over the weekend, I made Forfair Bridies and rumbledethumps. Not bad with a little ketchup on them.
He is very good natured about it all and we laugh a lot about our mixed up meals (southern fried chicken and beetroot salad. Ha
Hello Beth! Welcome to our corner!
I know what you're talking about with the different menus. My DH and I are from Ohio but we travel a lot due to his job. A couple of years ago we were in London for a couple of weeks. Our hotel room was a suite with a kitchen so I enjoyed going to the grocery store and buying different things for us to try. It was so much fun! I get a cookbook from each place we travel to. Germany was the most difficult to find one since most of them were written in German. It was hard to find one printed in English.
Hope to see you around more and we'd love to hear more about your travel adventures!
I have a very difficult time deciphering the line between boredom and hunger.
Welcome Beth! I can understand your difference taste in food. I am from Germany and now also live in Missouri. i can not understand,and that was the first time ,when I came here to eat hot spicy food.Why do people like it,when your mouth burns and you can not taste the ingredients. And also we have don't have overly sweet pastries with colored sugar icing on top.When I use an American recipe,I cut the sugar in half.But of course many of the dishes are the same and came here with the imigrants.==I love beet salad. I also like to watch Paula Deen and she has many good recipes.
Beth, I smiled when I read your post, I had not been back to Scotland for 35 yrs. so in 2000 when I did return, I was suprised by the foods I had forgotten about, the the good old Scottish breakfast!
I did allow myself one or two of those, my cousins cooked them for me, as I stayed and worked the summer there, so I did work off the greasy food.
I must say, I did enjoy the black pudding! yum! the potato pancakes and also the Scottish morning rolls, all very lovely and so different from the healthier foods I eat here in Australia.
Renate, over the years I have received recipe books from friends in USA and Canada and always cut back the sugar, I also cannot get used to eating pumpkin or sweet potato done up with sugary toppings! they are cooked here as a vegetable only.
Such differences in our cultures and lovely to share.
Hello and nice to meet you Beth!!
lol at the mixed meals - i know what you mean - thats how i was raised my mom is canadian my dad german we often had mixed dinners and i love it! Hop you had a great time in the UK. My sister has just moved there friday.
we are looking very much forward to exchange recipes with you. Please feel welcome to join out chats.
Hello Beth - It's nice to see you here. Cute story about your "mixed up" meals. I hope you get a chance to come back and visit with all of us soon and share some stories and recipes!
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