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  1. I think maybe their bad reputation with food comes from decades ago -maybe from the 60s or 70s. Like the way my mother-in-law cooks, i.e., ‘meat and two veg’ and ‘prawn cocktail’ with maryrose sauce being the height of sophistication for her ;). People tend to have images of terribly overcooked food slapped on a plate without any finesse when they think about British food, but things have changed – a lot.

    Their cuisine has a lot to offer. Go to any modern British restaurant and the choice of food you can have is overwhelming. The quality is outstanding too. They have evolved massively and learnt how to combine ingredients and present food. Then you have all the ‘celebrity chefs’ too that although they can be a *tad* annoying sometimes (Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver – I’m looking in your direction) they have certainly contributed to raising the profile of Bristish cuisine abroad (they love Jamie in Spain!).

    They are a lot more open to trying foreign foods too. I find it amazing that in a smallish town like Nottingham you can find a restaurant of just about any nationality. The choice is huge.

    Their bad reputation with food is just a lazy cliche as far as I’m concerned. If after living in this country you still think that you can’t eat well here, then you must be an extremely picky – and closed-minded -eater!

  2. Mmmmmm, I’d have to say honey-glazed pork belly with apple and mustard mash, one of my top faves 🙂

  3. Today, I´d like a choc egg!! Are you, guys, having a chocolate egg today? What about painting one?

    I love this tradition here ( as well as good venison or Cumberland sausages with little mash, yummy!).