Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Anglophile Calling.

One of the many things I love and miss from England came home last week.  Good old Newcastle Brown.  I love English bitter, especially from the Midlands upwards.  You can go in a supermarket and find Belgian, Irish, Indian, Czech, French, Portuguese, Polish beer.  But can you find English beer?  Can you flip!  

Did you know that Guinness was first brewed in London?  I jest not. So really its originally an English stout?  

Bill Wyman missed Piccalilli when he lived in France.  Which is actually an Indian delicacy brought home when the Empire was still in full swing.  Even that Vindaloo song which England football fans sing is really an Indian dish from Goa which was a Portuguese colony.  Not many people know that.

Any way thanks to one of my relations wife going to England I ended up with eight cans of Newcy Brown.  They were delicious and please can she bring me some back every week?

Next question.  Any ex pats who read this.  Please tell me what you really miss from Blighty?  If you still live there.  What would you miss?

We have Iceland stores now in Ireland.  So we stock up on Hollands and Pukka pies, Cheddar cheese and good old Vimto and Hovis.  

I miss cricket too and watching a live football match and allotments of course!  What do you miss or would you miss?

17 comments:

  1. The missus has just come homecwith some bottles of Worthington White Shield this afternoon. So you can get some UK beer. Cheers!

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  2. Marmite and salt and shake crisps

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  3. Lidl sell salt and shake crisps over here Sol. You have those fantastic malt whisky distilleries near you. I love Dalwhinnie. Thanks Sol.

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  4. Marmite and gravy here.

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  5. Hi FB. Marmite seems to be very popular. Thanks for your comment.

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  6. I miss a good piccalilli too and I'm not even English. Tried making my own but it just wasn't the same.
    I really do miss a good NZ meat pie. Can't make those either to taste a like real dinkum down under pie

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    1. Its funny what we miss LA. I often wonder why there are not many English pubs in other countries. I have seen them in Warsaw, The Algarve and there's Wetherspoons now in Cork. There's lots of Irish bars in most countries. Thanks.

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  7. They're un beatabix!. You can get them in Ireland Gwil. We like the Bratwurst and Dunkel in Vienna. Thanks!

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  8. I was the only one in my circle of friends that liked Marmite. I loved it. Suddenly, I feel rather thirsty and hungry! All the names you mentioned are so so familiar.

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  9. Hi Valerie. Marmite is like Brexit. You either love it or hate it. Wish we could get English beers over here. I have bought it in Portugal and Poland and use to buy it in Ireland. But not any more. Come on Newcastle Brown and send us some. Please!!! Thanks Valerie

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    1. Hi Vera. I have heard of it but never tasted it. Thanks!

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  11. When I returned from the UK last time I had with me some Yorkshire Tea and PG Tips.

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  12. Hi Gwil. We use to go in a Irish shop in Manchester to buy things from here. Now go to Iceland to buy stuff from the UK. Its funny what you miss isn't it? Thanks.

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