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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby René » 2 April 2022, 12:33

Bluefish wrote:
René wrote:For all the non-Brits, tea is British for food (one of the meals of the day, unclear which).


I always thought it was an old-fashioned way of saying dinner

Although part of me wonders if it's a separate thing. I'm not sure

I feel ashamed to call myself British

The term seems to have a complex history.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby PopTart » 2 April 2022, 13:25

René wrote:For all the non-Brits, tea is British for food (one of the meals of the day, unclear which).
It can mean that, but I was actually talking about Tea, the beverage.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby Brenden » 2 April 2022, 14:00

Bluefish wrote:
René wrote:For all the non-Brits, tea is British for food (one of the meals of the day, unclear which).

I always thought it was an old-fashioned way of saying dinner

Although part of me wonders if it's a separate thing. I'm not sure

I feel ashamed to call myself British

It's still alive in the North as a late-afternoon/early-evening mealtime designation, while "dinner" is more like lunch (early afternoon).

From what I gathered when we lived in South Yorkshire, the meals were: breakfast, possibly lunch (late morning), dinner (afternoon or mid-work meal), tea (early evening), and supper (late evening meal). This is also why Sunday Dinners and Christmas Dinner are typically had in the afternoon, and why "afternoon" is put in front of "tea" to specify the social meal occasionally had with finger sandwiches and pastries.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby CodyC » 2 April 2022, 19:09

From the vast amounts of British lit I've read, I think tea is kind of a meal/snack between lunch and dinner, around like 3:00 pm or so. Usually includes tea then drink,'and scones and lite snacks. But not being British, not really sure.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby rogonandi » 2 April 2022, 20:58

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rogonandi wrote:I made chicken Alfredo spaghetti but apparently the pasta was dried too fast when it was made. It caused the noodles to break into small pieces even with gentle stirring. I never saw something like this happen before.
Bad batch maybe? Sucks.

As a matter of fact yes, it apparently does happen.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby Brenden » 3 April 2022, 00:27

CodyC wrote:From the vast amounts of British lit I've read, I think tea is kind of a meal/snack between lunch and dinner, around like 3:00 pm or so. Usually includes tea then drink,'and scones and lite snacks. But not being British, not really sure.

That’s “afternoon tea”, a construct of the upper and middle classes.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby PopTart » 3 April 2022, 06:43

Brenden wrote:
Bluefish wrote:
René wrote:For all the non-Brits, tea is British for food (one of the meals of the day, unclear which).

I always thought it was an old-fashioned way of saying dinner

Although part of me wonders if it's a separate thing. I'm not sure

I feel ashamed to call myself British

It's still alive in the North as a late-afternoon/early-evening mealtime designation, while "dinner" is more like lunch (early afternoon).

From what I gathered when we lived in South Yorkshire, the meals were: breakfast, possibly lunch (late morning), dinner (afternoon or mid-work meal), tea (early evening), and supper (late evening meal). This is also why Sunday Dinners and Christmas Dinner are typically had in the afternoon, and why "afternoon" is put in front of "tea" to specify the social meal occasionally had with finger sandwiches and pastries.
I will add, that tea and supper, ceased being a thing in the afternoon/evening down south quite a long time ago. We simply have dinner now. Some families will use tea, as a replacement for "afters" pudding or dessert, being had much later after dinner, but it's not common.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 4 April 2022, 02:27

René wrote:For all the non-Brits, tea is British for food (one of the meals of the day, unclear which).

I actually learned this from a British comedy show years ago. It was something I looked up when I heard them say they “cooked” tea.

I’m still unclear what the difference is between dinner and supper.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby Bang » 4 April 2022, 02:36

poolerboy0077 wrote:
René wrote:For all the non-Brits, tea is British for food (one of the meals of the day, unclear which).

I actually learned this from a British comedy show years ago. It was something I looked up when I heard them say they “cooked” tea.

I’m still unclear what the difference is between dinner and supper.

don't matter, mijo. what the brits call food is not something a dying dog would consume.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby rogonandi » 4 April 2022, 05:52

We had lasagna and garlic bread and banana bread for dessert. :D
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby Brenden » 4 April 2022, 07:47

poolerboy0077 wrote:
René wrote:For all the non-Brits, tea is British for food (one of the meals of the day, unclear which).

I actually learned this from a British comedy show years ago. It was something I looked up when I heard them say they “cooked” tea.

I’m still unclear what the difference is between dinner and supper.

Dinner is the main meal of the day, and used to occur early in the day (and as the first meal) after the Roman fashion, before fat fucks decided it's a good idea to eat a bunch of food just a few hours before lying still for 8 hours.

    Middle English: from Old French disner, probably from desjëuner ‘to break fast’, from des- (expressing reversal) + jëun ‘fasting’ (from Latin jejunus).

Supper is a light evening meal, historically just drinks and soup.

    Old English sūpan (verb), sūpa (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zuipen, German saufen ‘to drink’.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby René » 4 April 2022, 09:06

I came across this fascinating article about how French children are taught healthy eating attitudes and habits:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide ... -anything/
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby anshrana » 4 April 2022, 09:46

Tuna salad on honey wheat from Panera.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby ayushiest » 5 April 2022, 03:54

Idli, dosa,sambar with chutney.

Reason:Healthy and tasty and I am very fond of south Indian cuisine.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby rogonandi » 5 April 2022, 08:19

I ordered pizza from Pizza Hut today. It’s a treat for me because I work afternoons and it’s always closed when I finish at 11pm. Pizza Hut freezes really well too, so extra pizza gets bagged and chucked in the deep freeze. :)
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 6 April 2022, 19:48

Made a bacon roll.

Except instead of a roll, I used a toasted hot cross bun. Because seasonal.

Prepare to go try it and then come back here and thank me for changing your life.

Lots of butter is essential.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby Brenden » 7 April 2022, 08:45

Aldi has a cheese and onion hot cross bun this year. I think that'd be very nice as a bacon roll.
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 7 April 2022, 19:42

Brenden wrote:Aldi has a cheese and onion hot cross bun this year. I think that'd be very nice as a bacon roll.


Vegetarian bacon?
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 8 April 2022, 02:28

Marmaduke wrote:Lots of butter is essential.

Speaking of excess butter, what ever happened to Paula Deen?
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Re: What are you eating?

Unread postby Derek » 8 April 2022, 02:41

I assume she's still a highly successful restaurateur. Although the butter, cream, and bacon-heavy trend in cooking has largely passed.
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