It’s not all about our superiority in stuffing ourselves with proteins. Since arriving in America, you guys never really left. It’s telling that only around 30% of Americans own a passport. Your country is as beautiful as it is diverse, but whilst America sat still, searching for lost Pop-Tart wrappers in the folds of her chins, Britain explored the world, incorporating exotic ingredients into her cuisine. The East India Trading Company is responsible not only for our interest in spices, but also America’s. Without us, your racks would be filled with nothing but sugary, pre-baked pastries.
Historically, we clearly have the upper hand, so how did Britain’s modern reputation become so misrepresented? Perhaps we still suffer from lingering perceptions dating back to the years from 1939 to 1955, when we endured wartime food shortages, followed by nine years of rationing. That’s 16 years during which ingredients were limited, recipes were substituted, and thriftiness took precedent. Yet, despite this setback, we continued to develop a powerful food culture that arguably overshadows our American little sister.