Greek, Italian, Spanish, British, French
British over French? What exactly do you like about BRITISH cooking? Shepherd's Pie? Spotted dick (that still makes me laugh, god i'm immature )? I think maybe some of you are confused over what French cooking is. This is what French cooking means to me:
An aperitif. Then perhaps a light starter (tomatoes in dressing or something). A meat course (perfectly cooked naturally ) perhaps a leg of lamb with some potatoes and beans (or the vegetables as a separate course). Then a dessert that is just the right size, perfectly presented and made with skill!
The old style was to have all the courses separately (vegetables apart from meat etc) but now it's more common to have aperitif, entree, plat principal, dessert et fromage.
Now let's compare British food. What would a standard British menu be?
Starter? Probably not. Main course? Boiled meat served with overcooked vegetables - the whole plate drenched in something really strong-tasting to make it more palatable. Cooking meat and vegetables WELL is something that we've learnt from other cultures. Even during the middle ages, posh Brits ate French food. Ah, well not much has changed there then.
Pretty much everything good about British cooking is stolen from somewhere else. I don't want to say that modern British chefs aren't good - they are probably amongst the best in the world. But you just can't compare BRITISH FOOD to French food.
(rant ends here)
Last edited by worldwide; 14-07-2006 at 21:06.