A Miriyummy Joke: Great Moments in British Cuisine
I can be quite partial to the British. The first husband was British. The last husband is British. My kids are British. The Beatles are British!!! I prefer British tea, British beer and British television, but one thing I do not have the stomach for (so to speak), is British cuisine…
Nabbed from one of my most entertaining blog feeds: You Got To Be Kidding
1875 — First Fish ‘n’ Chips restaurant opens. A century later, the menu expands to include fish ‘n’ chips with vinegar, fish ‘n’ chips with ketchup and fish ‘n’ chips with cole slaw.
1935 — English ship sinks off the coast of Norway. Crew use stock of mincemeat pies stored on board to float back to safety.
1951 — Scientists at Cambridge University introduce first lacrosse ball made entirely from black pudding.
1965 — The words ‘English’ and ‘cuisine’ appear together in same sentence for the first time.
1966 — Yorkshire pudding cooked by woman in Leicester appears to take the form of then Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
1989 — The English declare beer an essential food group.
1995 — First case of vegetables being served less than 15 minutes overcooked.
2000 — Kent woman discovers that spices located in kitchen spice rack can be used in cooking.
2004 — Allegations emerge that Saddam Hussein may have tested English recipes on his people.
2011 — Archaeologists find biscuit used as ammunition during The Battle of Northhampton in 1460 (unscathed).