One of the funniest things about living in a house with people from Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Wales, Ireland, and Massachusetts is the food gap. Namely, the long list of Americans foods/products that my UK housemates have never heard of, or refuse to believe in without edible evidence.
1. FLAKY BISCUITS.
A biscuit over here is one of these:
In fact, if you try to google it using google.co.uk, all you get are the above.
But in the states, especially in the SOUTH, a biscuit is one of these:
Me: I wish I had a biscuit.
Housemate: There’s a whole box in the cupboard.
Me: No, an American biscuit.
Me: *tries to describe*
Housemate: So it’s a scone.
Me: Kind of, but fluffier.
Housemate: So it’s a muffin.
Me: Kind of, but flaky like a muffin shaped croissant with butter on each layer and–
Housemate: I don’t believe you.
Me: *opening care package* EEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Me: *holding bounty aloft* WARM DELIGHTS.
Housemate: What are those?
Me: OMG. Okay. It’s cake.
Housemate: We have cake.
Me: Yeah, but this is a personal serving of cake that cooks in approximately 30 seconds and tastes like a personal portion of heaven.
Housemate: *eyes container* I am going to need proof.
Other things UK housemates have never experienced:
I’m fairly certain this will become a regular feature on the blog…