The Great British One Hundred!

So there’s been this list going round the food blog world called the Omnivores 100. Well much more interestingly (in my opinion) I discovered via Beth that Helen has created a the British One Hundred, so in honour of all the wonderful food of my home which so often gets a terrible press (not least from the French) here are my results…

Here are the rules if you would like to play along:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

1. Grey squirrel
2. Steak and kidney pie
3. Bubble and squeak
4. Spotted dick
5.Hot Cross Buns – the last three Easters I have planned to make my own and never got round to it. Someone make me do it in 2009!
6. Laver bread
7. Toad in the hole – one of my favourite comfort meals!
8. Shepherds pie AND cottage pie
9. Scotch egg
10. Parkin
11. Welsh rarebit
12. Jellied eels Eeeew!
13. Stilton – I LOVE it!
14. Marmite – tried it but HATE it.
15. Ploughman’s lunch
16. Cucumber sandwiches
17. Coronation chicken

18. Gloucester old spot – maybe? I dunno.
19. Cornish pasty – Yum!
20. Samphire
21. Mince Pies – but never eat shop bought ones, they are just not the same.
22. Winkles
23. Salad cream (prefer Mayo though)
24. Malt loaf – can eat this buy the loaf, seriously!
25. Haggis – of course, I’m half Scottish after all!
26. Beans on toast – student staple
27. Cornish clotted cream tea
28. Pickled egg – Yuck, detest anything pickled.
29. Pork scratchings – think so…
30. Pork pie
31. Black pudding
32. Patum Peperium or Gentleman’s relish
33. Earl grey tea
34. Elvers
35. HP Sauce – but don’t like it
36. Potted shrimps
37. Stinking bishop
38. Elderflower cordial – Si and Ali’s homemade cordial!
39. Pea and ham soup
Aberdeen Angus Beef
41. Lemon Posset
42. Guinness
Cumberland sausage
44. Native oysters
45. A ‘full English’ – the best breakfast after a very late night out on the town!
46. Cockles
47. Faggots
48. Eccles cake – they used to sell these at school at break time. So good!

49. Potted Cromer crab
50. Trifle
51. Stargazy pie
52. English mustard – don’t like it much
53. Christmas pudding
54. Cullen skink
55. Liver and bacon with onions – mum used to make me eat it.
56. Wood pigeon – no, but I’d like to try it!
57. Branston pickle see number 28
58. Oxtail soup
59. Piccalilli
60. Sorrel
62. Chicken tikka masala – I LOVE a good curry!
63. Deep fried Mars Bar – well I did study in
64. Fish, chips and mushy peas
65. Pie and mash with liquor
66. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding LOVE it!
67. Pickled onions see answers 28 and 57
68. Cock-a-leekie soup
69. Rabbit and Hare – only once though when I was about 14 I think
70. Bread sauce – I was a late convert but now LOVE it. A roast dinner is not complete without it.
71. Cauliflower cheese
72.Crumpets – with the butter dripping through the holes…
73. Rice pudding – homemade with the skin on top!
74.Bread and Butter Pudding – my idea of Heaven.
75. Bakewell tart
Kendall mint cake
77. Summer pudding
Lancashire hot pot
79. Beef Wellington – never actually had this I don’t think
80. Eton mess
81. Neeps and tatties
82.Pimms – summer has not officially started until I have had a glass of pimms in a pub garden.
83. Scampi
84. Mint sauce
85. English strawberries and cream
86. Isle of Wight garlic
87. Mutton
88. Deep fried whitebait with tartare sauce
89. Angels on horseback
90. Omelette
Arnold Bennett
91. Devilled kidneys not a fan of kidneys
92. Partridge and pheasant – why have I not eaten these yet??
93. Stew and Dumplings
94. Arbroath smokies – have I? I dunno.
95. Oyster loaves – what are these?
96. Sloe gin
97. Damson jam
98. Soda bread
99. Quince jelly
100. Afternoon tea at the Ritz – I wish, anytime anyone would like to take me… and pay!

63 out of 100 is not bad! What did you get?