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What English food would you serve a Pole?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
30 Sep 2010 #1
On PF people have asked what Polish dish should they whip up for their Polish parents-in-law, etc.
Turning things around, what typically English or British dishes do you think would appeal to the average Pole:
staek & kidney pie
bangers & mash
roast beef & Yorkshire pudding
shpherd's pie Cumberland sausage
baked beans
fish & chips
haggis....????
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Sep 2010 #2
Different things appeal to different people, period!
Teffle 22 | 1,321
30 Sep 2010 #3
The big problem here is that Britain, like Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands for example do not really have a national cuisine as such.

I think it's a misconception many Poles have. They are more likely to equate bad convenience food as being representative of British or Irish food but really they are just representative of bad diets - which exist everywhere.

In Britain & Ireland, you can go to a "themed" restaurant and have Italian, Indian, Greek - whatever. You can't really go to a British or Irish restaurant.

Britain and Ireland produce good quality food and world class restaurants but none of them are "British" or "Irish"

Yes, the food you mention is certainly associated with/invented in Britain but it's really just a nostalgic comfort thing - it's not that people up and down the country regularly eat stuff like this really. Plus - S&K pie, bangers & mash, fish and chips - they are far from unique.

More in terms of items/condiments, the Poles I know love salad cream and Branston pickle for example.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
30 Sep 2010 #4
the Poles I know love salad cream and Branston pickle for example.

Yes, but someone should point out that sitting in front of the tv with a tablespoon and jar of branston is not the way to do it.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
30 Sep 2010 #5
Ha ha - didn't know they liked it that much!

Or are you referring maybe to the slobbier side of British/Irish closed curtain wasterism?

EDIT:

Sorry about the mini half rant above OP, in response to the question I would cook a good steak (ribeye or sirloin - superior to the overrated and overpriced fillet as any afficionado knows) and proper roast potatoes. Not sure about veg though - carrots & parsnips mashed with butter, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg maybe? Sticky toffee pudding for desert.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Sep 2010 #6
I guess they would love mango chutney. Branston is leagues ahead of that. Salad cream and coleslaw go down well. SOLEH SLAV, lol
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
30 Sep 2010 #7
Or are you referring maybe to the slobbier side of British/Irish closed curtain wasterism?

i refer to those in this house who know it will be a while before the next jar

salad cream goes down well, and quickly, too.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
30 Sep 2010 #8
Of course, different people fancy different things. My question was: if yoru were asked to prepare a nice typically English dinner for a visiting foreign couple or delegation interested in learning about English cuisine (money being no object -- an important consideration for Brits!), what would you choose? I'd say roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. How about Brussels sprouts (or do those only go with turkey?). What about a salad? For dessert one of the famous English puddings or a crumble? Are there any good and typically English starters -- cold or warm?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
30 Sep 2010 #9
Are there any good and typically English starters -

tomato soup... without the damned rice

in fact as many soups as the Polish have
sausage 19 | 777
30 Sep 2010 #10
Are there any good and typically English starters -- cold or warm?

Prawn cocktail
kazalina 7 | 12
26 Oct 2010 #11
Baked Potato

and

Roast Dinner
poland_
26 Oct 2010 #12
Steak pie with Certified Angus Beef (CAB), garlic mash and swimming in gravy.
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
27 Oct 2010 #13
The big problem here is that Britain, like Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands for example do not really have a national cuisine as such.

Being married to an English woman, I disagree. I think England definitely has an English cuisine but it is underrated. One of the best meals I ever had was at a pub in downtown Scarborough. Roast Beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, peas, great traditional English meal.

England should do more to promote their cuisine.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
27 Oct 2010 #14
Roast Beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, peas, great traditional English meal.

OK, maybe - but could you name 5 more? That are actually eaten regularly?
Ksysia 25 | 430
27 Oct 2010 #15
when my family comes for a visit they expect me to impress them with local specialities. so i always give them cooked breakfast (especially beans).

Then we go for a pub meal. Roast dinner was tried out once and it was enjoyed.

I gave them a steak and a burger, but they were choking on the steak (medium was too undercooked) and thought I wanted to kill them with the burger (junk food)

Everyone has to try fish and chips once.

They were impressed with chocolate pudding and banoffee pie.

I would suggest that mush and bangers is not a good choice, because of the particular smell the sausages have - or at least warn them that sausages are made with 10% meat, milk, bread an soy.

Then we went to an Indian restaurant and had lots of fun eating 'traditional English curry'.

We also had cream tea in a tea room - that was nice.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
27 Oct 2010 #16
or at least warn them that sausages are made with 10% meat, milk, bread an soy.

Christ on a bike - where do you buy them??? Off gypsies, €1 for 100??

I wouldn't buy anything that has less then 85% meat.
Ksysia 25 | 430
27 Oct 2010 #17
those chipolatas in Sainsbury's are the most aggreable ones. or Lincolnshire sausages.

(85% - 10%, wht's the difference. warn them that sausage contains milk)
jonni 16 | 2,485
27 Oct 2010 #18
Pork pies! I brought some to Poland this week - people always like them here.

Also pot-roasted shoulder of lamb always goes down well.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
27 Oct 2010 #19
85% - 10%, wht's the difference

Quite a big one to most people I would think.
Maybe 12 | 409
28 Oct 2010 #20
I would give the the English traditonal supper. Chicken Korma and Rice. served with a Stella.

FAACKIN LAVVY MY SAN
resident 1 | 27
4 Nov 2010 #21
stargazy pie, though if cooking in Poland substitute the pilchards for herring

excellent recipe here: cornishlight.co.uk/fish-recipe.htm


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