Celts just won't give up, eh? :)
Potatoes are every bit as much Scottish as they are Polish. Even more so Irish. It's not Polish and that's my point. It's Peruvian if anything.
*sigh* If you look at it this way, Poles are not Polish but Ethiopian, or something.
Yes, they do stick to their own things
Viennese, Bielorussian, Lithuanian, Italian, Russian, to quote one Seanus, all ours... hold on, we've never owned Italy! You're wrong!
Even in the UK they look for Polish places.
EVEN in the UK? That's the point, Seanus. England is a culinary desert, nothing to be found here. And you have to eat.
Cafe? What is English food, nott?
Rubbish, basically. Chicken tikka masala, fish and chips, all-day-breakfast. Tea with milk. Half-baked bread you can't spread butter on. Shepherds pie. Beef steak, OMG, the peak of English inventiveness, three kinds of it... Cakes, disaster. Simple thing, scrambled eggs, and they can't make it edible. I remember one English Best Chef on TV: 'and don't forget to pour milk in time, so that...' Grotesque.
I was a waiter for a couple of months, in a hotel. There were two restaurant lounges, one to feed people, and one for the English. They paid £200-300 per night, and every morning came down for breakfast: baked beans, two rashes of burnt bacon, one small 'sausage', hash browns, grilled tomato, two toasts, jam, scrambled eggs English style. Day in day out, for two weeks. Beans, 'sausage', hash browns, toasts, jam, tomato, eggs. There was a choice of toasts, I admit: white or brown bread, well burned or just warm, or medium.
Good biscuits, though. Beer... I am not a typical Pole, I love ales. Brits don't, Brits prefer Ozzie p1ss, and second class lagers like Stella. Processed meat is not bad, only ridiculously expensive. Stilton is Ok, even if overdone. Some local cheeses are fine, even if half matured. Cornish pasties, yes, but then you'll say it's just pierogi, so I have no choice but to like it. If you know about baked pierogi, that is :)
What is English food? English food is sport. You remember Pepper contra Tomato? Two famous chefs get a celebrity each, and 20 minutes to make a three course meal, while chatting entertainingly. And then the public votes, who won. Does anything strike you as odd in this? Like, something missing, as regards food? Like eating, to be more precise? Like, to put it blunt, allowing the voters to possibly have a sniff, or, God forbid, a lick?
English have no idea, what food is. And what for.
Good food? What, drenched in oil (pierogi) and full of fat and salt? ;) ;)
Well, you can put pierogi in oil, of course... You sure you live in Gliwice, not Greenpoint? :)
Just don't say a word about fat and salt. Just try słonina z beczki, with bread. Bread, I mean. Or sadło... Jesus Christ, when did I have a slice of sadło... Suet. I bet you feed it to dogs.
Schabowy and mielony are basically Viennese schnitzel.
Well... here I have to admit you are quite right, basically. With one small reservation, that they are three distinctly different kinds of meal. The thing is, you have to have something like three active taste buds to discern the differences...
Zrazy are Belarussian, Lithuanian and Italian.
Zrazy zawijane po warszawsku? There are two different dishes called zrazy, as far as I know. In Gliwice... well, it's not Silesia. There's something called 'rolady', similar to zrazy zawijane, but different stuffing. Good thing, mind.
Bitki is Russian.
Could be. They are good, and simple. I never said Poles stick to their food. You know bliny ze śmietaną? Delicious. Only you need soured milk to make them...
The wędliny is truly super here :)
Flaki is known here. Good old tripe :)
Scotland truly excels in fish and soups, as does Poland. I'm impressed with the options but many fish are international.
All true, as I trust you about Scottish food, never seen. Except Scotch Broth by Heinz, good stuff, actually. But I bet Scotland doesn't have such a variety of herring meals. Never had to improvise on poor choice of fish. If you call herring fish at all, we don't.
Yeah, I am baiting. I love purely Polish cuisine
Good. Now, what would that be, Seanus? :)
Well, possibly duck in plum sauce... ryba po grecku... ryba po żydowsku... ciasto francuskie... ruskie pierogi... Quite lot, come to think of it. Carp no, carp was brought by the Benedictines.
Sugar! Beetroot sugar, Poles invented beetroot sugar! SEE?
Some time ago I was served pizza made by pure blood Italians, in an Italian restaurant owned and managed by a pure blood Italian, and I was kinda special guest. I ate almost all of it (12 inch pizza, but thin), reasons being:
1. I was kinda special guest, so it would be impolite to just nib at it and have a smoke.
2. I was hungry like a stray dog.
3. Ketchup was within easy reach.
4. The knife was serrated.
Don't tell me about adventures.