I see no pigs
I taste ham and cheese with butter, cucumbers, and tomatoes from the garden. I taste lots and lots of pork and see no pigs; I see tons of sheep and rarely find lamb on the menu.
Wales has a population of approximately three million people.
The population of sheep in Wales is four times greater than the Welsh population of humans.
Lamb was on the occasional dinner menu, but less often than you might think. We walked through hundreds of sheep every day, everywhere!
Two Countries Separate by a Common Language
Two Countries Separate by a Common Language.The origins of the quote are a bit fuzzy but can most arguably be attributed to Bernard Shaw.
“England and America are two countries separated by the same language.”
And you can quote him on that, because he also has been credited with saying, “I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
As I’ve mentioned before our accommodations came with breakfast. Whenever it was time to order breakfast, usually the night before, it was always ham and bacon that gave us the most issue. We’d say ham meaning bacon they’d look confused, who eats ham at breakfast? The choices for breakfast are bacon or sausage.
Clear as mud,
In the UK bacon is more like our “country ham” and streaky bacon is what Americans think of as bacon.
Then there is the sausage. I’m a southern girl, sausage is Wamplers, sausage patties fried in a cast iron skillet.
Wamplers Wamplers, it’s farm sausage. Their sausage is a large thick link, not “sagey” and peppery, but more like what we have on a bun with mustard and onions.
Care for a Butty?
Did you know?
Butty is a Welsh term for “sandwich” and slang for “friend” or “buddy.”
Another difference in culture is evident in the way sandwiches are prepared.
Not mustard, sometimes mayo but always butter.
Wonder why this is?
I was told it forms a barrier between the fillings and the bread. Makes perfect sense.
Order a ham and cheese you’ll likely open your lunch bag to find a shredded cheese and butter along with a ham and butter butty!
Ultimately pork is featured at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, even though we never saw a single pig, in 182 miles! Did we eat them all?
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