Sam Breach of Becks & Posh was a food blogger with a mission: The British native was sick and tired of English food being relegated to a rude and handy punch line. Sam galvanized more than 65 food bloggers, who, rather than make fun, actually enjoy and revere things like mushy peas, bangers and mash, Sunday roasts, and Devon clotted cream. (This author was a ready and willing participant in the cause.)
Calling the project “Fish & Quips,” Sam put the initial word out a month ago, and today, the day honoring the dragon-slaying patron saint of England, she published an exhaustive roundup of posts dedicated to singing the praises of all things nosh and Britiful.
Having lived in England, I harbor a deep and abiding yearning for all the tasty things I miss across the pond. Beer, definitely, but also chocolate-covered Hobnobs and cheese and Branston Pickle tea sandwiches. Then there are the french fry and mayonnaise sandwiches that become quite necessary after too many pints of the aforementioned beer, Battenberg cake at college teas, hot buttered crumpets, Yorkshire pudding, and definitely, refreshingly, tall glasses of Pimm’s and lemonade at a summer boat race.