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28 May 2011 @ 11:30 pm
mmm.... bacon  
Is there a difference between Irish bacon and British bacon?

Prompted by comments to this: http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3090505.html
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: earworm: bill bailey's cockney Bela Lugosi's Dead
holmesfanholmesfan on May 28th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
What a truly rivetting thread james-nicoll started. Wasted half a morning. Were you able to see a consensus running through the thread? It seemed more to me a matter of cooking and purpose with no clear answer.
Did you ever try bacon when you were in NZ? We think ours is pretty good stuff but I have a sneaky feeling that some of our pork is imported.
a very caring potato: fruit pacmanmollydot on May 29th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
He has a habit of doing that. Lots of intelligent people who like to discuss things follow him. It's more often about science fiction than bacon though.

I don't think this discussion has changed anyone's mind!

I did. I probably had it in other dishes, but the one I remember was pancakes, maple syrup, bacon and bananas. I enjoyed it, but it was such a strange combination for me that I couldn't eat a mouthful that had both bacon and banana in it.
holmesfanholmesfan on May 30th, 2011 08:43 am (UTC)
I couldn't eat a mouthful
Oh! My dear. You don't know what you missed. Nectar from the Gods even with NZ bacon.
a very caring potatomollydot on May 30th, 2011 09:00 am (UTC)
Re: I couldn't eat a mouthful
Well, I can tell you that pancake, syrup and banana were delicious together, as were pancake, syrup and bacon.

It's hard to get the thick pancakes here, esp with bacon. I miss it.
Doriandorianegray on May 28th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
I've never noticed any great difference between their rashers and ours. Their sausages, on the other hand...
a very caring potatomollydot on May 29th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
I do like the M&S sausages with the extra flavours in. Or venison instead of pork.
msstacy13msstacy13 on May 28th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
I don't know,
but I could swear I've spent hours
contemplating rashers of streaky bacon
just because the phrase is so...
a very caring potatomollydot on May 29th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
I'm not a streaky bacon fan. Much prefer back bacon, where I can leave the rind/fat off.
msstacy13msstacy13 on May 29th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Well, yes, when I ate meat
and wasn't allergic to pineapple,
I loved back bacon and pineapple pizza...

but "rashers of streaky bacon" has such a sound to it...
very mysterious to American ears...

rrrrrraSHerssss of stir-EEK-key bacon...

"When I knock you up in the morning, shall I bring a few rashers of streaky bacon?"
has got to be among the scariest questions an American ever hears in England.
a very caring potatomollydot on May 29th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
Well, if you're going to have your eggs fertilised, you've got a have some bacon to go with them.

Bacon and pineapple go so well together. Especially on a pizza with sweetcorn.
I cared not for consequences but wroteelorie on May 28th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
I had no opinions about bacon, but someone mentioned barbecue and some other poor soul was confused, so I had to chime in.
a very caring potato: Englishmollydot on May 29th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
Makes me wonder if I'll be near Georgia any time soon.

And her response makes me want to see if there's a way I can use barbecue as a preposition.
msstacy13msstacy13 on May 29th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)

I suppose you could,
but I suspect it works better as a proposition.


-Mmmm.... barbecue...
a very caring potatomollydot on May 29th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)

16th July! But apparently not proper barbecue.
lazy_hoorlazy_hoor on May 30th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
I think Irish rashers are nicer (she said, unpatriotically). I find (or have found recently) that British bacon is too salty.

Also, the following Irish foodstuffs are far superior(in my experience):
Black/white pudding (white pudding is rare in England)
Crisps (apart from Pickled Onion Monster Munch, natch)
Chinese take aways.

The Brits win at
Doner kebabs
Fish n chips
Indian food in general
Fizzy pop (though I can get Vimto here now, huzzah!)

Says a lot about British cuisine doesn't it?

OT I've only just realised that Robson of Robson & Jerome was in GoT t'other week.
Dave O'Neilldaveon on May 30th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
Funny. I find Orish bacon saltier than English :p

Yes to most of the others, except I happen to think Red Lemonade is nicer than any English fizzy drink.