Homecook2014 I may take you up on the offer when I head over to visit my family sometime.
I was last in England in September 2013 after a rather long absence and was very, very pleasantly surprised at the developments in restaurant food and also in the array and quality of foods available in food shops such as Sainsbury's, Tesco, etc. My earliest trips were in the late 1960s (yes, I'm old) when bland or salty and greasy was the order of the day (think traditional pork pies). Now it's easy to find fresh, beautiful salads, excellent vegetarian meals, even gluten-free pizza and pasta even in small villages. The change in chain take away food, specifically Pret-a-Manger, is stunning.
Now that I have family living there I've shopped several times in supermarkets and admired the excellent produce available these days. Huge "upgrade" from earlier times! I'm looking forward to future trips and to learning how to use my sister-in-law's AGA.
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