Naturally pale skin is beautiful, and preserving it in that state has advantages, such as, for instance, NOT developing melanoma.
in my experience, 'pie and mash' is a regional thing [mainly in the London area in that form], so it not being the national dish is not difficult. in any case, the contents of the pie are not specified, so it is unlikely to be liked by anyone even vaguely discerning about food.
I keep forgetting that London Is Not England. I remembered that eel was very popular from medieval times up through the nineteenth century, but not that eel pie & mash was a London phenomenon.
Maybe I should have said Bangers and Mash instead?
bangers and mash may have worked better. oddly enough, i was actually thinking about this earlier while frying bacon and an egg, and thinking that some very regional dishes have gained wider popularity [Yorkshire puddings are an obvious example], while some stay pretty localised [like faggots in the Black Country, and mushy peas as a snack food in and around Nottingham].
by the way, thank you for telling me what are the traditional contents of the pie in this context. i'll try to remember to tell Ted what was probably in the one he had in that dodgy cafe in Acton one day.
Pie and Mash? What kind of pie?
Savory pie! Specifically, eel pie. Dates back to medieval times, actually, the eel pie. Eel was cheap and the rivers were stuffed with them.
I haven't eaten an eel pie yet, although I love unagi, so I expect I will like it.
Wow, crazy. Eels. Whoda thunk it.
I like Bangers and Mash myself, but I'm a simple girl.
That meal is quite easy to find in a dim room. Maybe the Orange People are going for the same thing? Although, pasty-white does have a glow all its own...
I don't know the motivations behind their behavior. I don't think I want to splash through the unknown shallows of their minds to find out, either.
Best not to. It would probably leave your feet with a slightly orange tinge.
you could start calling them Tikka people...or something like
Or just "Tikkas," maybe? Otherwise, too many syllables for a nickname.
Absolutely! Why did you think I did it first?
Mmm. Chick Tik Mas. My fave. drool.
Ooh, it's lunch-time. Hungry for curry now.
For all that I've had a variety of Indian-based foods, Chicken Tikka Masala has escaped my experience. From the first viewing of this photo, I've been enticed to rectify such a gap.
The plague of the Orange People does not end? Le sigh.