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    How do I make gravy browning? My Brit husband says it's something you buy in
    the store.. well it's not in stores here and I'd rather make it if I can anyway.

    Why does my Brit husband complain so about the gravy in the USA? What's the
    difference in Brit and American gravy??

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    How do I make gravy browning? My Brit husband says it's something you buy in the store.. well it's not in stores here and I'd rather make it if I can anyway. Why does my Brit husband complain so about the gravy in the USA? What's the difference in Brit and American gravy??
    I don't know the specifics, but I do know my husband won't even try the
    standard white gravy served in restaurants with breakfast items. He
    says
    he's never had white gravy and it looks "horrible", so I took that to
    mean he's used to brown gravy, like what I associated with being served
    with a meat and mashed potaotes. Maybe that's what your husband is
    talking about. You can buy packages you can make up or buy it in a jar.
    Take him to the store and show him both and see what he wants is my
    suggestion!

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      How do I make gravy browning? My Brit husband says it's something you buy in the store.. well it's not in stores here and I'd rather make it if I can anyway. Why does my Brit husband complain so about the gravy in the USA? What's the difference in Brit and American gravy??
      Bisto.
      We don't have anything like it in the US, unless you can find some Bisto
      brand powder.
      The closest thing is the powdered mix in the spice section of the
      grocery. Sorta like au jus would be made from.
      The best part of the difference is that Bisto has no extra calories

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        Bisto. We don't have anything like it in the US, unless you can find some Bisto brand powder. The closest thing is the powdered mix in the spice section of the grocery. Sorta like au jus would be made from. The best part of the difference is that Bisto has no extra calories
        Jim picked up something in the supermarket once to make the gravy
        "brown" ... his, not mine. He used it once and promptly threw it away.
        Yucky and used by people who don't know how to make gravy.

        I don't use anything other than the drippings from the meat and if
        needed beef boullion cubes for added flavoring or color.

        However, our supermarkets now have an Irish section which sells Bisto
        and other UK type foods and the dreaded curry. Sorry folks but anything
        that looks like the end product of an infant's loose stool doesn't cut
        it for me in the food department :-)

        You can look for stores online that sell UK foodstuffs and will mail
        it to you.

        BTW that white gravy is pitiful.

        Rete

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          Jim picked up something in the supermarket once to make the gravy "brown" ... his, not mine. He used it once and promptly threw it away. Yucky and used by people who don't know how to make gravy. I don't use anything other than the drippings from the meat and if needed beef boullion cubes for added flavoring or color. However, our supermarkets now have an Irish section which sells Bisto and other UK type foods and the dreaded curry. Sorry folks but anything that looks like the end product of an infant's loose stool doesn't cut it for me in the food department :-) You can look for stores online that sell UK foodstuffs and will mail it to you. BTW that white gravy is pitiful. Rete
          Try here:

          http://www.britishdelights.com/

          http://www.wisechoiceuk.com/

          http://goodwoods.com/?OVRAW=British%...h%20food&OVMT-
          C=standard

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            Jim picked up something in the supermarket once to make the gravy "brown" ... his, not mine. He used it once and promptly threw it away. Yucky and used by people who don't know how to make gravy. I don't use anything other than the drippings from the meat and if needed beef boullion cubes for added flavoring or color. However, our supermarkets now have an Irish section which sells Bisto and other UK type foods and the dreaded curry. Sorry folks but anything that looks like the end product of an infant's loose stool doesn't cut it for me in the food department :-) You can look for stores online that sell UK foodstuffs and will mail it to you. BTW that white gravy is pitiful. Rete
            But then again, you don't have to have gravy with every freakin' meal,
            like some people I know.

            White gravy is for chicken fried steak, period. And that's a once in a
            blue moon indulgence anyway, and has to be from the right truck stop

            Ooh, wait, biscuit & gravy breakfast? My neighborhood Greek diner does a
            pretty decent version of that... Guess who never got lunch today?

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              But then again, you don't have to have gravy with every freakin' meal, like some people I know. White gravy is for chicken fried steak, period. And that's a once in a blue moon indulgence anyway, and has to be from the right truck stop Ooh, wait, biscuit & gravy breakfast? My neighborhood Greek diner does a pretty decent version of that... Guess who never got lunch today?
              LOL okay I will admit perhaps there are some good white gravies out
              there and some appropriate things to eat it with. But for me? Unless
              it was only to sample, I would not order it myself.

              3 squares a day? Hmmm since dad was hospitalized on Thursday I have
              existed on one a day which goes against the ADA approach to stablizing
              blood glucose. At least his prognosis is better and a nursing home
              might be a few more months in the future rather than the end of the
              week. God willing he will spend one more Christmas at home.

              Rete

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                How do I make gravy browning? My Brit husband says it's something you buy in the store.. well it's not in stores here and I'd rather make it if I can anyway. Why does my Brit husband complain so about the gravy in the USA? What's the difference in Brit and American gravy??
                My local A+P supermarket has started selling "Bisto" in the
                international foods section for $8.99 for a small tub which is daylight
                robbery imho.

                A cheaper alternative is to buy gravy from the "Heinz homestyle"
                range and doctor it up with meat juices etc, tastes almost like the
                real thing.

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                  On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 22:27:56 +0000, in alt.visa.us.marriage-based meauxna
                  <[email protected]_expats.com> wrote:
                  How do I make gravy browning? My Brit husband says it's something you buy in the store.. well it's not in stores here and I'd rather make it if I can anyway. Why does my Brit husband complain so about the gravy in the USA? What's the difference in Brit and American gravy??
                  Bisto.We don't have anything like it in the US, unless you can find some Bistobrand powder.The closest thing is the powdered mix in the spice section of thegrocery. Sorta like au jus would be made from.The best part of the difference is that Bisto has no extra calories

                  I just found the ingredients to BISTO brown gravy mix:

                  Corn starch, Caramel, Salt, Wheat starch, Soya flour, Hydrolyzed plant protein,
                  Torula yeast, Carrot and Onion powders.


                  I wonder what in that list makes it so wonderful?

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                    On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 13:35:11 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
                    Why does my Brit husband complain so about the gravy in the USA? What's thedifference in Brit and American gravy??
                    A couple of Christmases back a friend visiting declined the soup before
                    dinner, it was in fact my wife's American gravy, and I use the term gravy in
                    its loosest sense.

                    It being the Christmas season if you care to email me of list an address I'll
                    send you a small quantity of British Bisto gravy mix, so you can see. My wife
                    still doesn't think its gravy after 8 years.

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                      On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 13:35:11 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
                      Why does my Brit husband complain so about the gravy in the USA?What's thedifference in Brit and American gravy??
                      A couple of Christmases back a friend visiting declined the soup before dinner, it was in fact my wife's American gravy, and I use the term gravy in its loosest sense. It being the Christmas season if you care to email me of list an address I'll send you a small quantity of British Bisto gravy mix, so you can see. My wife still doesn't think its gravy after 8 years. - Lansbury www.uk-air.net FAQs for the alt.travel.uk.air newsgroup
                      There is a product you can find in the grocery store called Brown
                      Bouquet........it's for browning gravy and adds just a very small hint
                      of flavor....Where I live, it is sold on the aisle where the spices and
                      seasonings are.


                      Also, I have to add, even though I spent a substantial amount of time in
                      England living with my hubby, all he liked was Bisto, and while it IS
                      good, nothing beats gravy from scratch! ( and yes, I have several jars
                      of it in my pantry now, Roasted Chicken is my fave!!)

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                        How do I make gravy browning? My Brit husband says it's something you buy in the store.. well it's not in stores here and I'd rather make it if I can anyway. Why does my Brit husband complain so about the gravy in the USA? What's the difference in Brit and American gravy??
                        Why not make it from a rue, and darken the rue (butter/grease=flour in
                        2:1 ratio) to the desired darkness? You can make anything from white
                        milk gravy to the darkest gravy you want.

                        If what we had in Gibraltar is representative of British gravy
                        (Yorkshire pudding balls soaked in some dark, sweet nasty sh*t) is
                        typical of British Gravy... I fail to see what all the fuss is
                        about...US home made gravy beats the pants off that awful goop!!

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                          On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 22:27:56 +0000, in alt.visa.us.marriage-based meauxna <[email protected]_expats.com> wrote:
                          How do I make gravy browning? My Brit husband says it's something you buy in the store.. well it's not in stores here and I'd rather make it if I can anyway. Why does my Brit husband complain so about the gravy in the USA? What's the difference in Brit and American gravy??Bisto.We don't have anything like it in the US, unless you can find someBistobrand powder.The closest thing is the powdered mix in the spice section of thegrocery. Sorta like au jus would be made from.The best part of the difference is that Bisto has no extracalories
                          I just found the ingredients to BISTO brown gravy mix: Corn starch, Caramel, Salt, Wheat starch, Soya flour, Hydrolyzed plant protein, Torula yeast, Carrot and Onion powders. I wonder what in that list makes it so wonderful?
                          The brown colour would be derived from the caramel, E150...

                          Can be made naturally, from sugar.

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                            There is a product you can find in the grocery store called Brown Bouquet........it's for browning gravy and adds just a very small hint of flavor....Where I live, it is sold on the aisle where the spices and seasonings are. Also, I have to add, even though I spent a substantial amount of time in England living with my hubby, all he liked was Bisto, and while it IS good, nothing beats gravy from scratch! ( and yes, I have several jars of it in my pantry now, Roasted Chicken is my fave!!)
                            Sorry, just looked, its called Kitchen Bouquet!!!

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                              But then again, you don't have to have gravy with every freakin' meal, like some people I know. White gravy is for chicken fried steak, period. And that's a once in a blue moon indulgence anyway, and has to be from the right truck stop Ooh, wait, biscuit & gravy breakfast? My neighborhood Greek diner does a pretty decent version of that... Guess who never got lunch today?
                              I have actually gotten my Brit DH to eat Country Fried Steak with the
                              white gravy on potato and meat at Cracker Barrel. He has tried biscuits
                              and gravy but not on his "must have" list.
                              What amazes me is he NEVER seasons anything-no salt or pepper. In fact
                              he doesn't even like pepper, but he likes his curry!!!

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