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British porridge is made with oats ("A grain that in England is fed to horses and in Scotland supports the people," according to Dr Johnson) It is eaten with sugar for breakfast though some people prefer salt.
We call that oatmeal. My dad makes it for me with brown sugar. Perfect breakfast on a cold morning.

And to add to Pox's pudding list, I have to say that tapioca pudding is the nastiest stuff I've ever experienced. It's not the flavor, it's the texture. (my friend refers to it as booger pudding. )


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Old November 4th, 2007, 4:03 pm
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We call that oatmeal. My dad makes it for me with brown sugar. Perfect breakfast on a cold morning.
Oatmeal's more like a coarse oat flour here, porridge is flaked oats.

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And to add to Pox's pudding list, I have to say that tapioca pudding is the nastiest stuff I've ever experienced. It's not the flavor, it's the texture. (my friend refers to it as booger pudding. )
Agree about tapioca. I like rice pudding though.


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Old November 5th, 2007, 11:22 am
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And to add to Pox's pudding list, I have to say that tapioca pudding is the nastiest stuff I've ever experienced. It's not the flavor, it's the texture. (my friend refers to it as booger pudding. )
We used to call it frogspawn ... but I've always liked it.


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Old November 5th, 2007, 11:20 pm
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Oh, goodness, frogspawn - one of the truly vile memories from school dinners in England in the fifties. And semolina with a dollop of red (I won't even give it the distinction of being called raspberry jam) stuff plonked in the centre. Enthusiastically stirred around by my classmates until it resembled red wallpaper paste. A horrible, haunting memory. Bleeeuuuggghhh.

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*shudders* You should've seen some of the fits I threw over tapioca. It was that bad. I hated the stuff, still do, in fact, though I thankfully haven't had to endure it for years.


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I am the only person in the world who likes semolina?


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I am the only person in the world who likes semolina?
Nope! I like it quite a bit, to be honest.


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Old November 6th, 2007, 10:31 pm
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I am the only person in the world who likes semolina?
I haven't eaten it in about 100 years, but I did like it at school. But as Ginger says, the red stuff plonked in the middle could hardly be called jam!

So to get back on topic ... do you have semolina or tapioca puddings in the US and if so, what do you call them?


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Old November 7th, 2007, 1:44 am
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Re: "separated by a common language"

Well, I know we have tapioca pudding here, and it is called tapioca pudding (it's one of the flavors of pre-packaged pudding that Jell-O makes)... but I'm not sure about the semolina pudding, I don't think I've ever seen that.


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Re: "separated by a common language"

We have Tapioca Pudding. I've never heard of Semolina, though.

On the subject of food...what in the world is Picallily?? What is Vimto??


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Old November 7th, 2007, 1:52 am
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Actually, I think that until the discussion of it in this thread, the only time I'd ever heard of semolina was in a line from the Beatles song "I Am the Walrus": Semolina pilchard climbing up the Eiffel Tower...


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Actually, I think that until the discussion of it in this thread, the only time I'd ever heard of semolina was in a line from the Beatles song "I Am the Walrus": Semolina pilchard climbing up the Eiffel Tower...
Actually, you're probably pretty familiar with another form of semolina, even if you don't know it - here it's packaged as "Cream of Wheat."


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Actually, you're probably pretty familiar with another form of semolina, even if you don't know it - here it's packaged as "Cream of Wheat."
Actually... nope, not familiar with "Cream of Wheat", sorry


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On the subject of food...what in the world is Picallily?? What is Vimto??
Picallili (delicious with cold meat) and Vimto


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Old November 7th, 2007, 1:39 pm
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We call that oatmeal. My dad makes it for me with brown sugar. Perfect breakfast on a cold morning.

And to add to Pox's pudding list, I have to say that tapioca pudding is the nastiest stuff I've ever experienced. It's not the flavor, it's the texture. (my friend refers to it as booger pudding. )
Yes, I call it oatmeal too. And recently, I discovered, Americans call Asian porridge...well...porridge, and not congee! Wow, we have many similarities!

Well, enough of this porridge-y discussion. I'm drooling already, thinking about porridge! (And I just had dinner two hours ago.)

I haven't had the chance to taste real British/American pudding, but I have eaten mango pudding. When we have Chinese, my mom and I will order a bowl of mango pudding. Have any of you had the chance of tasting it yet? You have to try, it's quite nice. But then, I'm very partial to mangoes, so I do not know if it will agree with the rest of you. However, to me, anything's worth a shot. Even octopus sushi. Yum!

Well, I have another porridge-y question. *the whole cosforums groan* Sorry, y'all, it'll be my last. I swear! Um...what do the British people call the Asian-styled porridge? Thank you in advance, as it will clear my doubts and end my porridge-y questions. Thanks again, MC2456


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Old November 7th, 2007, 7:50 pm
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Well, I have another porridge-y question. *the whole cosforums groan* Sorry, y'all, it'll be my last. I swear! Um...what do the British people call the Asian-styled porridge? Thank you in advance, as it will clear my doubts and end my porridge-y questions. Thanks again, MC2456
Congee.


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On the subject of food...what in the world is Picallily?? What is Vimto??
Picallilly is a yummy, bright yellow pickle, with cauliflower as one of the main ingredients, flavoured and coloured with mustard and turmeric. Vimto is a fruit flavour fizzy drink - a rather old fashioned one that my dad used to like.


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I have a question for Americans. Yesterday on the tram I heard some American tourists talking to a local about how things are called different things in each of their countries. The American woman said something like "I asked for cream in my coffee and the waitress was very confused". Ok, so is the cream you put in coffee the same as milk?
Edit: For example, ask for cream in Australia and this is what you could end up with:



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I'm pretty sure that cream for coffee is not the same milk.

But I'm not much of a coffee drinker.
Here's what Wikipedia has to say on the matter of different kinds of cream --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream#Types_of_cream


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Half cream 12% is not sterilised Only used in coffee
Ok then what would be the difference between that and milk?


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