The Joys of Imperial Plunder

I rag on England quite a bit, it’s true. It’s cliche to criticize their food and weather. In truth, the weather is no worse than the US Pacific Northwest. In fact, during my first year living in England there was a great heat wave that killed hundreds in continental Europe, but made the British Isles warm and sunny. The food is deplorably greasy and tasteless. But I found that a combination of Indian food (it’s everywhere like Mexican food in the US), potlucks with fellow international students, and Sunday roasts and English breakfasts at good pubs, made it bearable. Continue reading