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The worst lunch in the world: An English Cafe
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From: fatz
Category: Other stuff
Date: 26 April 2003

Review

A cup of tea and toasted ham sandwich please. I asked in the Holborn Cafe, some old anglo-Italian men were talking in the back in their original tongue. Tea with milk, one of the worst drinks in the world, symbolizing all the worst of UK, a hard (emotionally not materially) caramel gray liquid of zero flavour and sensuousness, an extreme version of stoicism. The waitress squeezed it out of a machine for brewing ths infamy. The toasted ham sandwich, why offer such a thing, literally toast sandwiching thin ham, and no butter, so dry as to be nearly inedible, the minimum to be what it is billed as.

But I was sick and so this food was, unbelievably, what I had wanted. I had wanted what no one with taste buds could have ever desired. What the English eat on a quotidian basis.

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