More Sunday sermon madness, with Christian literature from yesteryear. Featuring classic tracts from of America's most renowned pulpit pounding preachers, like C. S. Lovett and V. W. Grant. We have the satanic hell that is "modern dance", and how the devil is forcing you to eat food that makes you fat. As well as Jogging For Jesus and we are asked the question Does God Ever Talk Through Cats?
More likely what would be served up was ale (possibly stale), a few roasted crab apples for flavour, some sugar a few spices (mask the sourness of the putrid ale and crab apples). Then often a beaten egg and even milk or cream was chucked in. And all topped off with slices of toasted bread. (Again the bread likely toasted to mask the fact it was stale.) Now that's a true traditional drink of wassail. Sound good? No? Probably not to the starving peasants either, but when you're battling through a winter foraging for whatever food you can find, because the strip of land you farm doesn't belong to you. And the the lord of the manor house takes most of what you produce in rent and taxes, a bowl of wassail would have seemed like a bit of a treat. Yay, for the English feudal system, and all the wonderful Christmas traditions that developed during it. *Does little jig around the house, while flogging a servant or two* Merry Christmas, and a wassail!!! Wassail!!! To you all.
KFC have developed a special Christmas bucket that is only available in Japan, containing Christmas cake, and other traditionally Western Christmas food. KFC begins its Christmas campaign in October and added a "Party Barrel" and "Premium Christmas Pack" to its existing line-up over the festive season.
What was wrong with gammon and pineapple, served with soggy chips and hard peas? Or chicken in a basket, beautifully dished-up in a plastic basket with the prerequisite chips. Or if you were feeling flush, going for a starter of prawn cocktail covered in 1000 island dressing, with a side order of garlic bread. Bring back over cooked scampi for the ladies and the full steak dinner with accompanying onion rings for the geezers. All washed down with Babycham for the lady, and a pint of best bitter for the bloke.
Just to reiterate, and Japanese flavoured ramen by a US company with a Mexican based brand-name selling instant noodle missing half of the whole point of ramen, the soup! The global brand Knorr, decided that releasing a Pizza flavoured ramen in Pakistan was a good marketing move. Now obviously some brands are trying to cater to the tastes of the country they are selling into, and that flavour doesn't translate over into other culinary cultures. For example Batchoy, a dish from the Philippines, may only appeal to them. Seeing how Batchoy is mostly made of pig internal organs! Then there's "foreign" flavours sold internally in some countries, in the hopes of giving an international flavour to your choice of ramen. If you live in Japan, the rivals to Cup Noodle called Maruchan produced a New Orlean's Gumbo flavoured ramen, only available in Japan. To be fair over the years pretty much every flavour combination has been rolled off some production line in the world. The one that seems to weird people out though, is any ramen that has cheese involved. Something I would too have recoiled at, until I moved to South Korea. There it is normal practice to add a slice or processed (American cheese) to your ramen. As odd as that sounds, it really does work. And hey, it's extra protein in a pretty mush wholly carb based snack food. And after all ticking off those food groups is just as important to us late-night fast-food snackers.
Read the In-Flight Magazine article For The Love Of Ramen.