"Hot Pots Are the British National dish"

Jul 25th, 2012, 01:42 PM
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"Hot Pots Are the British National dish"

I just heard on Coronation Street the hot pots, like in Betty's hot pots once served in the Rover pub by venerable old Betty, were the "national dish of Britain"!

say it ain't so - hot pots the British national dish?
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Jul 25th, 2012, 02:01 PM
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hot pots are the pools that you get into in spas in Iceland but only 38C tops
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Jul 25th, 2012, 02:44 PM
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When I lived there in the sixties, Lancashire Hot Pot was a local specialty, and a pretty tasty hearty lamb, carrot, onion and potato stew (if I am remembering from so many years ago).
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Jul 25th, 2012, 03:44 PM
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As a Brit now living in America, the ony hotpot I recall is Lancashire Hotpot, just as MaineGG describes!
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Jul 25th, 2012, 08:58 PM
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"say it ain't so - hot pots the British national dish?"

Everyone knows it's chicken tikka masala.

Says so in all the papers. Just like you can see the Greal Wall of China from the moon and a billion people watch America's annual blouseball final - so it must be true.
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Jul 25th, 2012, 10:42 PM
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Dear oh dear, PQ, you really must stop imagine Corrie characters are reporting the latest in-depth sociological research.

What a character says in a soap opera has far more to do with whatever's going on in terms of their character, the plotline, or the scriptwriter just filling time till the next ad-break. Was this character buttering up the hotpot cook in order to get their hands on their savings, or what?
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Jul 26th, 2012, 03:52 AM
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flanneruk - you beat me to it! And deep-fried mars bars are the national dessert (or is that just Scotland?)
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Jul 26th, 2012, 04:05 AM
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Hotpot is only the 'national' dish if you happen to live in Lancashire, where Coronation Street is set.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 04:33 AM
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I thought chips were the British national dish? Or is it Spag Bol?
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Jul 26th, 2012, 05:13 AM
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Well, if you heard it on "Corrie," it has to be true.

I thought it was chicken tikka masala.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 09:07 AM
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I dont know anyone who eats Hot-Pot, and I live in Lancashire (just up'th road from t'Rovers) and thus surrounded by chicken tikka masala.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 09:56 AM
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I've lived in England over 40 years, and never once watched Coronation Street.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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Chicken ṭikka masālā (Bengali: চিচ্কেন টিক্কা মসলা; Hindi: चिकन टिक्का मसाला; is a dish of roasted chicken chunks (tikka) in a spicy (masala) sauce. The sauce is usually creamy, spiced and orange-coloured. Chicken tikka masala has been found to be the most popular dish in British restaurants and it has been called "a true British national dish."[2]

In case others want to know what chicken tikka masala is!
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