Most of the other pommies on here, will have, just like me, been brought up on 'Brains Faggots' They are meatballs made of all of the bits of a pig that usually get thrown away in most civilised countries and come in a delicious 'west country sauce' as it says on the package. The rich west country sauce tastes suspiciously like regular gravy.
I took my new, young Australian wife to the UK for the first time in 2006 and I was keen for her to sample all the best things from the UK, like Felinfoel Beer, Faggots and a tour of the Triumph factory. It wasn`t a memorable holiday for her though. She hated the warm beer, was bored at the Triumph factory (at that time she owned a Ducati so it was understandable) and the faggots were a disaster.
Her first taste of a faggot, was traumatic. She took a mouthful of faggot and just gagged. "This tastes just wrong" she cried, "In fact, it`s offal!" and she spat it all out. She was right, of course, Brains faggots are nothing more than balls of offal in gravy. I just remembered them as being a really tasty treat, when I was a kid
The one result I did have was Rissoles. Not the Australian type but the traditional West Wales, corn beef and potato Rissoles in breadcrumbs. She loved them and has been trying to cook them at home (unsucessfuly) ever since. It`s hard, it`s a secret recipe, only Welsh people can cook them...
So, now we`ve dispensed with all the camp innuendo, what`s your favourite British food?
and do you like faggots?
I don`t know why but I have spooky psychic feeling that this thread will get a lot of hits...