- M.I. Innes, welcome back to Mansion Ingles. Today I’d like to ask you about food.
- Innes. Yeah gladly, fire away.
- M.I. English food…erm… has a reputation of not being very popular worldwide. What do you think on that subject?
- Innes. It’s definitely an acquired taste,..erm… certainly now …tha…the food in England’s much more cosmopolitan..err.. the…the Indian ..em..influence, the Chinese, ..th..the Italian, all of this type of food..erm..is..is now being introduced in England and has become part of our culture as well.
- M.I. But if we limit it to English food only, what’s your favourite English…er…dish,
- Innes. Personally, pork pies.
- M.I. Do you make them at home?
- Innes. no…no...er...it’s... it’s a special…er…mix of…erm… pretty much the off cuts of pork, mixed in..er.. into a pastry base.
- M.I. Well that sounds interesting. Are there any other types of food that you like from England?
- Innes. Erm..black pudding is particularly nice.
- M.I. And please tell us. What is black pudding?
- Innes. Black pudding is a type of, shall we say a sausage,…erm..made from…er…congealed blood from bulls.
- M.I. I see. And the good old English fish ‘n’ chips is still popular, Do you like it?
- Innes. Very much so. Erm…unfortunately now the ..er..the cod stocks have been er…have been depleted and the price is very expensive..er..but no, if I…if I can afford it, very much so.
- M.I. And what is your favourite foreign food?
- Innes. It would have to be curry, after the pubs shut.
- M.I. Well, thank you very much.
- Innes. Thank you for asking me again Craig.
Cod = bacalao
Congealed = coagularse
Pastry = pastel / pasta