British food culture intrigues me. It’s a center-of-the-universe kind of thing; Americans think our food celebrities (everyone from Anne Burrell to Guy Fieri) are universally famous, whereas, across the pond, there exists a whole other universe of equally prominent food figures that most Americans have never heard of. We have Mark Bittman, they have Nigel Slater. We have Rachael Ray, they have Nigella Lawson (though we had her here for a bit with “The Taste”). We have Paula Deen, they have Two Fat Ladies. You get the idea.
[Hey, this is Adam The Amateur Gourmet. I’m on vacation in Barcelona, Spain and while I’m gone I’ve asked some awesome people to fill in for me. Today is British Guest Poster Day! Our first guest poster is a very sweet lad and reader of this blog, Edd Kimber, who I met for lunch at Prune a month or two ago. Now he’s got a fancy blog of his own called He-Eats and his photography is pretty exquisite. Take it away, Edd!]
When Adam asked me if I would like to do a guest post I jumped at the chance. About an hour after I said yes though, I began to panic wondering, “what on earth am I going to write about”. My site is mainly recipes, mostly baking, so I knew I should probably stick to that. I also thought that as a guy from England I should probably bake something that represented where I’m from, and show a regional specialty.