A Few Things I Learned While Sharing A Camp With A Proper Londoner

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    and there is another one for the list. LOL
     

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    That may be the real reason you have good memories of London....LOL
     
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    Learning from the brits ? seems highly unlikely to me. Their gun laws says all i should know.
     

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    Wait till you see US gun laws 5 minutes after the next Democrat is elected President. Even California or England will look like paradise.
     
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    - 'Cold eggs in oil'. Probably pickled eggs. Hard boiled eggs preserved in malt vinegar. An odd texture and not one I personally enjoy, but many like them with fish n chips.

    They were cooked eggs, not in the shell, in oil. I tried one, not a fan. Have had pickled eggs, like them. Was at a top tier Hotel...
     

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    While in the London area on business we ate at the Company cafeteria. Faggots were on the menu.
    Since I didn't know if you were expected to retire to a separate room to eat them, I passed.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Forgetaboutit!
     
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    Well said my brother and I agree completely. IMO McDonalds ,burger king and the likes are garbage food at best! Never eat it. I was fortunate to grow up with my grandparents being born in Italy, so fresh vegetables, pasta and good quality meats and homemade soups is how we grew up. Never ever saw canned vegetables served . I doubt I’d starve eating in England but certainly wouldn’t enjoy most of their table fare. At least their are good Indian restaurants all about.
     
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    My family has spent a lot of time (months) in London with me. We've found the food in and around London to be excellent. Not cheap, but excellent. Loads of choices, lots of different types of cuisines. We've rented a flat in Islington (close in suburb) for three summers. Could probably walk to 50+ restaurants. If the food wasn't really good, the restaurants in that area didn't last from one summer to the next. Loads of great gastropubs these days.

    Love the Sunday roast at the Smokehouse and Pig & Butcher!

    The best meal I've ever eaten was a tasting menu at a small restaurant in Chelsea.

    When I first started traveling to the UK 25 years ago the food was bad. That's definitely not the case today.
     

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    Never fear, my friend. You're first meal in the US will be tacos with a big cup of FREEDOM. I'm really glad you're flying in for this.
     

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    It is interesting to me to see how the OP's comments have been personalized by some and construed as though he was being "schooled" or given pronouncements from "upon high" from his guest.

    This is most certainly not the case from the gentleman that I know.

    It was indeed an education for me to visit England this summer and learn something of the Stalking culture and encounter some of those strange foods.

    Studying the Deer Stalking Certificate Course (DSC) before my trip started my introduction into the differences I would encounter:

    1. Shooting Safety on the crowded little island is a big deal. It's not Wyoming.

    2. Stalkers are in the MINORITY and know it. They are in a constant fight with the majority who would gladly see them expunged.

    3. Safe back stops on running animals are certainly not assured. Never mind the ethics around the higher likelihood of wounding an animal.

    4. The vast majority of the Venison taken in the UK is moved directly into the human food chain through the public markets. Some Venison is for personal use but the majority is sold in the markets. Thus, no gut shots.

    Obesity, coffee strength and recipes are up for debate anywhere in the world.

    Bon Appetit.
     

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    Use a cocktail stick!



     
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    When I started this thread I never imagined that the food part of it would take off the way it did. There was a lot of good natured ribbing going back and forth between my guest and hunting buddies and that was all it amounted to. All though I did find it quite entertaining and a bit educational.
     

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    Agreed sir, I hope my comments in this thread were taken as nothing more than good natured ribbing from likeminded sportsman.
    This May was my first trip to London and it was originally just a side trip for my wife on her first trip to Africa. I wasn’t sure how much she would enjoy a week in the bush hunting so it was meant for her enjoyment.
    It turned into a high light for me as well. I genuinely loved my time walking the Thames and seeing what little of London we could in three days. Meeting fine gentlemen like David Emanuel at Purdey and Andrew Ambrose at Rigby made the whole trip worth while.
    I will plan London in to an African trip again.
     

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    Looked down on,,,try locating from Chicago to Minnesota
     
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    I think hunters from the UK and the US have got plenty in common; yes, there's some differences as well, but that makes it interesting when we find ourselves in the field together. Our troops have fought alongside each other many times, and that counts for a hell of a lot. I hope to hunt in the US some day....I might even apply for a green card if things get worse for hunters over here.
     

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    I see you have a sense of humour, well done, I wish everyone took the post in the spirit it was intended!
     
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    One more thing that I learned while on this hunt that is actually very good is to put mayonnaise on my baked potato instead of butter and sour cream. I had to be persuaded to try it but am very glad that I did.
     

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    In Heaven...

    The police are English
    The lovers are Italian
    The engineers are German
    The chefs are French
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    In Hell...
    The police are German
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