[quote]Originally posted by Samantha Joanne Ollendale:
In my experience, English cooking is awful! I was in the UK last summer, I stayed in a little guesthouse somewhere in Cornwall for a few days...the people there were so amazingly friendly, but had no clue about cooking, specially vegetables! I don't think the word "steamer" is in the culinary vocabulary of England, certainly not where I went...vegetables were invariable blasted to oblivion, boiled, boiled and boiled some more until they became a mush of tasteless glop, ewwwww...yuk!
The 'full English breakfast'....now thats quite an ordeal ...I ordered one the first morning I was there...and I got enough food for about 15 people: a monstrous bowl of cereal, followed by this totally massive 'fry-up' on a plate the size of a tractor wheel; 2 thick rounds of fried bread with a fried egg on one, and a pile of scrambled eggs on the other, fried tomatoes, fried mushrooms, 3 fried sausages, a pile of fried potatoes cut into circles, a huge pile of baked beans, fried bacon, and a chunk of dark salami-like stuff called 'black-pudding', and the whole thing was a quarter-inch deep in grease! YUK! Now American size portions are often on the large size...but this was way, way beyond ridiculous. I am vegetarian, so much of the dish was 'out of bounds' and as I tackled the scrambled eggs region..(actually that part was nice, but it was all I managed!).. the waitress returned with a rack of 6 slices of toast, a dish of butter and a jar of marmalade, saying "if you want any more, dear, just let me know" and off she bustled to help more customers. As I am only used to eating a slice of toast and a coffee for breakfast, I ate about 10% of what was served up...and I was so full I could barely move for the rest of the morning !</strong><hr></blockquote>
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The best breakfast i have take was at the Marriot Hotel in San Diego in 1992 during the america cup. The way that the chief cooked the potatoes was great. But the one of the worse thing was the seafood, i order scallop one of my favorite meal, unfortunately it was deep fry, all the taste of the seafruit was removed , just replaced by the taste of the fry : best way to ruin the best thing.
Usually i did not eat many things at breakfast but sometimes at holiday when i wake up light i like to have great breakfast.
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