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Belgium blocks export of nuclear technology to UK

Old 26th Nov 2022, 20:17
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This is why the EU is based in Brussels. It is a country in name only. Apart from chocolate and beer, what has Belgium given the world?
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Old 26th Nov 2022, 20:18
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But the real complaint is having to sit next to someone in the afternoon who had a generous serving of beans for breakfast
Or even beans for breakfast then taking a JP up for a high-level exercise. FL350, unpressurised. Thank heaven for oxygen.
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Old 26th Nov 2022, 20:36
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Or even beans for breakfast then taking a JP up for a high-level exercise. FL350, unpressurised. Thank heaven for oxygen.
Morning runs all squashed into a skydiving aircraft up to 12,000 ft can be just as bad ...
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Originally Posted by tdracer
I have to say I always find it amusing when Brits are critical of another country's food given how mediocre most 'authentic' British fare is (aside from a proper English breakfast - you manage to do a pretty good job of that one although you might want to rethink the beans).
Go to most countries and you see ethnic restaurants dedicated to various fare from other countries - French, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thia, Mexican, etc.
What you don't see is "British" - in fact about the only British fare that even shows up the menu in other countries is fish and chips...
Wrong. Any Mediteranean or Canarian cafe will advertise 'English Breakfasts', 'bangers and mash' or 'Sunday roasts' or what they think it might be eg the cafe I saw in Majorca which advertised 'donna kebabs' (that spelling) as being British.
I know a place in Yermasoya (Cyprus) which does an excellent sunday roast meal and I've had them in the Caribbean too (Barbados)

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Old 26th Nov 2022, 22:17
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[QUOTE=tdracer;11337852]First of all they are not 'baked beans' - nearly everything you can buy in the UK is canned uncooked and steamed in the can (on this side of the pond, you can buy canned beans that were properly baked in large kettles prior to being canned, although steamed in the can is also common).
But the real complaint is having to sit next to someone in the afternoon who had a generous serving of beans for breakfast [/QUOTE

I could be talking out of my arse ( pun intended) however I think our taste for baked beans (whistleberries) comes courtesy of your good selves, and visiting GIís introduced them to the UK during the war.
Baked beans on toast, topped off with a poached egg, and the obligatory Tabasco. As weíve shot our taste buds to hell over the years. Culinary Heaven. And musical fruit afterwards.
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Old 26th Nov 2022, 23:28
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Originally Posted by MENELAUS
I could be talking out of my arse ( pun intended) however I think our taste for baked beans (whistleberries) comes courtesy of your good selves, and visiting GI’s introduced them to the UK during the war.
Baked beans on toast, topped off with a poached egg, and the obligatory Tabasco. As we’ve shot our taste buds to hell over the years. Culinary Heaven. And musical fruit afterwards.
I suspect you're right - especially when the most popular British brand of beans is Heinz. Personally, I'm quite fond of Bush's brand baked beans (they are especially good if I stick them in the smoker for a few hours while smoking something else).
But we know better than to have them for breakfast...
Wrong. Any Mediteranean or Canarian cafe will advertise 'English Breakfasts' or 'bangers and mash' or what they think it might be eg the cafe I saw in Majorca which advertised 'donna kebabs' (that spelling) as being British.
I did except English Breakfast - but I think you're reaching when you start claiming "kebabs" as British food. Sort of like that British TV show I watched recently that claimed potato crisps were a British invention based on an early 1800's cookbook that called for 1/4" thick fried potatoes and called those potato crisps (we'd simply call those fried potatoes...)
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Originally Posted by tdracer
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I did except English Breakfast - but I think you're reaching when you start claiming "kebabs" as British food. Sort of like that British TV show I watched recently that claimed potato crisps were a British invention based on an early 1800's cookbook that called for 1/4" thick fried potatoes and called those potato crisps (we'd simply call those fried potatoes...)
Ah, but, the question is, if you don't mind me asking, was this a true English breakfast, as in including fried bread and black pudding...essential ! or, sadly, the American influenced desecration with hash browns ?....you would be surprised how many hotels in the UK now offer a reasonable Continental / healthy breakfast option, even RAF catering has joined in as you now have to ask for a fried egg.....which is an improvement on those served cooked about 3 hrs earlier and kept warm with an insulating layer of grease.

Did you also, by any chance, encounter an "Ulster Fry " ?.....your GP would have taken a keen interest in your cholesterol level if you had, but well worth consuming.

As for Belgium, well, once into the rural areas, it's full of hidden surprises, some beautiful countryside along with rural shops and outlets....there again, at one time, you knew you had crossed the border near Eindhoven when your suspension let you know how it felt trying to compensate for the chunks of concrete purporting to be a surfaced road on the autobahn....this has now changed however.

And another plus for Belgian beverages...and frites with mayo !
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This is why the EU is based in Brussels. It is a country in name only. Apart from chocolate and beer, what has Belgium given the world?
The Saxaphone and Tintin.
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Old 27th Nov 2022, 08:24
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Fascinating as the drift has become, I seem to recall a Thread Title relating to Belgium blocking the export nuclear technology to the UK 🤔🙊

The discussion of baked beans and other foodstuff is a very, very long stretch by any standard 😂
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Old 27th Nov 2022, 11:33
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Originally Posted by Senior Pilot
Fascinating as the drift has become, I seem to recall a Thread Title relating to Belgium blocking the export nuclear technology to the UK 🤔🙊

The discussion of baked beans and other foodstuff is a very, very long stretch by any standard 😂

Yes splot. But isnít it amazing what a bunch of aviators with presumably far too much time on their hands can come up with, viz the RAF alternative fuel posts ?
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I doubt the boys and girls at Burghfield want it "to handle nuclear waste"
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Old 27th Nov 2022, 16:26
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A thread about nuclear technology exports that ends in a slanging match about food probably means this news item is a non-event.
Nothing to see here. Move along, move along...
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Old 27th Nov 2022, 16:44
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The Senior Mod has given us a friendly warning to stay on topic - I think it would be wise to listen to his erudite opinion!!
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Old 27th Nov 2022, 16:54
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Whatís he going to do ? Send us to Bruges ?
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Old 27th Nov 2022, 18:12
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Originally Posted by MENELAUS
Whatís he going to do ? Send us to Bruges ?
Very droll 🤔😂

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A thread about nuclear technology exports that ends in a slanging match about food probably means this news item is a non-event.
Nothing to see here. Move along, move along...
Point made and taken 👍

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