Are licorice and blackcurrant candies as good as they sound? I've been dying to try them ever since I first heard about them.
As a American (originally from Texas) who has lived overseas for around ten years, I still have no love for liquorice allsort or black currents. The liquorice here tastes nothing like the American red variety, and is more like a STRONGER version of the old fashion black kind. I personally find black currant too sweet, and the favouring a bit too chemically.
Lamb can be expensive in the US. My family who live in NYC, DC, and North Texas, would like to eat more of it, but it can get very pricey.
Meal names depend on region and class... My good friend from the North refers to lunch as "dinner" and the evening meal as "tea". Appetisers are "starters" here, and entrees are called "mains" with dessert normally called "pudding" or "afters".
(We're a lunch/supper or dinner/dessert household)
My MIL insists that in South Africa entrees are appetisers/starters.. but I have to say I've not noticed that when there.
Clotted cream is a very-very- thick non sweet cream which is normally spread on scones... Very nice! We are very big fans of cream teas, and have a running guide/commentary of the best places around home and abroad.
We also celebrate Bonfire Night (which often now gets connected to Diwali here in South London) despite the old anti-Catholic beginnings. I have never see any child asking "For a penny for the guy.", but do hear often from adults how it use to be very popular.
Miracle Whip is a lot like mayonnaise... I think salad cream may be slightly runnier. Also most Americans probably wouldn't think to put mayo on top of a green salad. Edited to Add:
You can make a pumpkin pie here in the UK as long as you can get a pumpkin. There are several recipes of UK cooking/BBC websites which are good. I make a couple every year around this time as they are my favourite dessert. Also if you can't get pumpkin, sweet potato/sweet potato pie is similar and also tasty..... What can I say? I'm from the South.