low carb KFC anyone?

This is a new KFC meal that’s offered in the US, a sandwich without the bread / bun. Great marketing to target the fashion people!

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For the foodies

England is best known for pubs. The English don’t only go to the pubs for drinks but also for food.

In Ryan’s little country town in Cumbria http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl, there are two pubs that are owned by his mom and his step dad, The Royal Yew (we’re staying in a cottage next to the pub) and The Bitter End. Both are well known for their home made food made from the local produce and the hand cut chips freshly made on the pub (not from frozen like the other pubs). Both pubs are the locals’ favourites and also destination for tourists (they’re mentioned in lonely planet and Cumbria tourism guide).

Bitter End

Bitter End

One of the specialities of Cumbria is Cumberland sausage http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_sausage and both pubs are well known for it (warning contains pork).

A couple of my favourite dishes are the crispy duck spring rolls as a starter from The Bitter End and the roasted pepper lasagna from The Royal Yew. The beef burger also very nice and if you’re a big meat eater then I would suggest the steaks or the ham hock. Both pubs also have weekly night specials, e.g. poached pear topped with melted Stilton cheese served with cranberry sauce as shown on the picture below.

duck spring rolls and poached pears

duck spring rolls and poached pears

Roasted Ham Hock with Mustard Mash

Roasted Ham Hock with Mustard Mash

If your stomach is still open for dessert then you have to try the traditional English Banoffee Pie, a pastry based dessert made from banana, cream, and condensed milk or you can also opt for the super yummy sticky date pudding.

Banoffee pie

Banoffee pie

Both pubs have extensive international beer range and imported wines.

(if any of you fasting, my apology if these pictures make you hungry :-))