[deleted user] Are you always drinking tea at 5 o´clock? Stupid question but I would really like to know, have never been to the UK.
Monday 5 September 2016, 15:48:14
[deleted user] Definitely not for me, Martina fairydust, tea and cake is an all around the clock amusement/consumption in Britain. 16.00 pm is teatime, a sacred hour for snacks and tea, or scones with clotted cream and jam. It's fashionable in Holland now, for girly groups and hen parties, to order High Tea, a luxury teatime with sweet sugary things to eat. That's an offspring from the original High Tea tradition of old Britain, where cucumber sandwiches were part of the display and many recipes were home made, including jams.
I haven't figured it out completely yet, how the British people eat. Lunch may look like a large dinner to me, in pubs and dinner is often bacon sausages, or pies with bacon, vegetables are not much eaten here in general. Nor fruit. Fish&chips is one of the old traditions of Britain. A large battered fish, don't know if battered means "covered in a crust of dough". Mostly it's cod or haddock fish, fried in oil and pretty fat. A heap of chips on top and mushy peas. Salt and vinegar added on request. Bottles with hot sauce, mayonaise, pickles and chutneys, are often on the table too. That's typical traditional English food. My food is very different, no bottles and jars with extras, it's a mix of Japanese, English and Dutch diet, no potatoes but brown rice, the main part on my plate, usually on a daily basis, with at least 3 different vegetables and sprouts. My protein is usually tofu, seitan, chickpeas, eggs and lentils. I do eat Fish&Chips by the way, occasionally. The Chippy is close by. Yum ;)
Monday 5 September 2016, 16:08:33
Devon Ha , you make us English sound so unhealthy !
Monday 5 September 2016, 17:43:04
[deleted user] Well, I'm sorry, but it's common knowledge that the British diet, in general, is one of the worst in the world, maybe next to the American diet? You're either healthy or unhealthy, it's for you to say which, the choice is yours.
Monday 5 September 2016, 18:05:40
[deleted user] Oh, I'm sorry Devon, this wasn't a kind way of promoting my view on food and health. Fully... foolly.... beside the point you've made. I didn't mean to make it sound that way, merely described the way it is, for it's what I witness. No offense, I hope your health is great, Devon.
Monday 5 September 2016, 18:19:01
Devon Ha no you didn't offend me, and I do agree about the uk being unhealthy . I do see people getting fatter especially the teenagers . It's all the rubbish they sell in the stores nowadays . I eat a lot of fruit and veg so I think of myself as pretty healthy. I've even started to buy bottled water and fluoride free toothpaste, after hearing what it does to your body.
Monday 5 September 2016, 18:54:40
[deleted user] haha yes this sounds very healthy, my biggest weakness are chocolate and cookies. Oh boy I need to drop this addiction! - Thank you Pastinakel for the Information about the food in the UK. I was always curious about it:) In Austria we eat Schnitzel, fried pork filet or in my case it is chicken. With parsley potatos (yes again) Not healthy too, Knödel are also not that healthy. Oh well
Monday 5 September 2016, 19:55:43
[deleted user] Knödel? Oh no..... I'm falling from my chair with laughter, Martina. That's such a funny word. It's similar to the word, the sound, that singing....jodelaheehee jodeleeheehee jodelodelodelo.... the singing of womengroups in skirts and white blouses, red, green and the men in Lederhosen,. ha ha.... that's another funny word. But all mirth set aside, that singing was originally a way of signalling to each other and between villages, when telephones weren't invented yet. Also, the use of long leather whips was a means of sending signals, a whole language in itself and heard over long distances, just like that jodelodelo singing in high voices. But I may be telling you this while you think "Oh my ... Pastinakel is telling me about the traditions of my country, how funny" : )
Monday 5 September 2016, 21:11:39
[deleted user] hehe no problem Pastinakel:) I can yodel actually, my dad did it so much when we were hiking or skiing in my childhood, I actually could not listen to it anymore hehe. But we are not wearing Dirndl and Lederhosen all the time like some poeple might think haha. Actually I don´t have a Dirndl because I am feeling very awkward wearing it. although I had one as a child. Knödel is a food made of dough either potato dough filled with fruits like plumbs or marillas and rolled in roll flour and powered sugar spread on it. Or you can make Knödel out of a dough made with roll crumbs,milk, egg and flour and parsley, you can eat it with meat such as beef and mushrooms sauce. However Austria has marvellous food and even more sweet food like cakes like the Sacher Torte or Linzer Torte and others but just like I said unhealthy hehe.