No, when people like Sarah come to visit, I do fairly reasonable eggs, bacon and tomatoes, but my meals are very basic and I don't try anything fancy. Pat cooks very well and I much prefer her food to mine.
I love sausages though. We need a sausage appreciation thread. Cheap sausages are a bit crap - goodness knows what's in them - but good quality sausages with a very high meat content are divine.
Indeed...considering the variety, there certainly does need to be a thread for sausages. I'm a fan of most sausages, but I have a particular weakness for the breakfast link sausages, which are the same as the ground sausage used to make sausage gravy for Murikan biscuits and gravy. Beyond that, it's Italian cured sausages, like Genoa salami and pepperoni, which spin my jets.
Just out of interest, why is it you think the sausage gravy looks vile, but the brown gravy does not? (which is the implication of your comment....)
I think that sausage gravy is divine, while brown gravy is merely 'meh'.
I couldn't eat something like a roast dinner or sausage and mash without gravy, that would be weird and horrible. So dry!
But I think we are taking about two different concepts here. The sausage stuff (if I ate sausages, which I don't) looks OK, but works be classified as a topping rather than a gravy, I think. Different purpose, different consistency.
It's a bit like your pants and our pants. Both are articles of clothing called the same thing, but serving different purposes.
I like gravy on my mashies, but I can survive with just butter. Things like pot pie would be unappealing without gravy, and curry, whether it is original, or Thai, or some kind of UKky knockoff, is, from my experience, basically a spicy gravy.
Col - you mean that there are types of curry that are popular here that are unknown in Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi cuisine. I've debated this with friends from those regions many times. Yes, things like Tikka Masala are not known on the Indian subcontinent. But plenty of things that you'd find on the menu of an Indian restaurant are known on the subcontinent, albeit not in entirely the same form.
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