Finding America

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Having lived in Indiana for the past 3 years there are some things that I still miss about the United Kingdom: public transportation, the National Health Service and my mum's cooking, to name a few. But this past weekend, I was reminded of a British "cuisine" that, deep down, I might miss more than any of the aforementioned luxuries. I'm referring to sausage rolls.

Nothing more than a sausage tucked inside a coating of puff pastry, a sausage roll is the most heavenly food on Earth, and is, in fact, extremely versatile. You can serve it at family dinners, house parties or even eat one while you navigate your way down the street.

With corn dogs being all the rage here in Indiana (and I gather most of America), it would only seem to make sense that, at the very least, Hoosiers would embrace the sausage roll. Perhaps I shouldn't get my hopes up too high, though. After all, British food is generally considered, here, to be among the worst this side of Jupiter. But more on that at a later time.  

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  1. I would have to say that if I ever moved back to the US, I would miss my beloved pork and apple pasty most of all. Cornish Pasty a cousin to the sausage roll? I dont know, but both are delicious.

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  2. Though I wrote this post almost 2 years ago, I still feel the same way about sausage rolls. But, my gosh, a chicken pasty would go down a treat right now. Is Greggs still popular in the UK?

  3. Have you ever written anything on your blog about the NHS? As a lifelong USA resident, for years my only exposure to it was hearing criticisms from anti-socialized-medicine-types of how it was so bad, especially its wait times. (The Canadian system came in for the same criticism.) Then a couple of years ago, before the advent of the "Obamacare" Affordable Care Act, I read a book that compared health care systems in various developed countries, and it made the NHS seem like a much better system than I'd been led to believe. So I'd love to hear a firsthand account.

  4. That very post is on its way, Jay. I can tell you from extensive firsthand experience of both healthcare systems that I greatly prefer the NHS. I will detail why very soon.

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