One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.– Luciano Pavarotti
When I shared with a group of my colleagues about my relocation to Edinburgh, one response I received was, was:
"There is SO much to see there (and eat there!! the food, oh my goodness the food!!)"
After just returning from my trip to the UK, and Edinburgh specifically, I must agree.. Oh my goodness the food.
Lets begin with breakfast.
A typical English Breakfast is as follows:
Bacon : A few pieces of back bacon
Sausage : A couple sausages
Black Pudding : A couple slices black pudding can make your English breakfast official. This is basically dried and cooled blood.
Baked Beans : Heinz Baked Beans and Not Bushes. Looks like the secret family recipe could stay a secret in this country.
Tomato : A half slice of a large, tomato. These seem to be cooked.
Mushrooms : A handful of fried mushrooms, cooked to perfection.
Fried Egg’s : An egg or two that is "fried." Not our kind of fried, but fried where the white is perfect and the yolk is runny. I found this to be gross. Did not enjoy this one bit. Even when I asked for them to cook it through, most of them brought them with plenty of yolk that was trying to touch other foods on my plate. Not cool.
Bread : If you say Wheat, they might think you mean White. Your best bet is to say brown. Being gluten free, I skipped the bread :)
Meats & Cheese- your cold plate will consist of speckled meats and cheeses. An option for more bread and pastry, and fruit. I enjoyed the grapefruit and pineapple best!
Reflection: I love breakfast foods. We know that it is the most important meal of the day. However, I can totally skip the runny eggs. Other than that, I am a huge fan. Also, I learned that eggs do not need to be refrigerated, at least in other countries. Sandy educated my mom and I on that after I had gone into the Tesco- I was shocked to see the eggs sitting out. Here is a really interesting article on this and why we refrigerate our eggs in the US. Is Refrigerating Eggs Necessary?