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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.

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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.

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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
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    On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 22:27:56 +0000, in alt.visa.us.marriage-based meauxna
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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 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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    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!!!
    I'm like your DH in regards to salt. Never season table food with salt.
    But will use pepper if required. As for curry, my sentiments on that
    spice has already been given.

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    I'm like your DH in regards to salt. Never season table food with salt. But will use pepper if required. As for curry, my sentiments on that spice has already been given. Rete
    Curry - invented by the Brits in India to cover the taste of spoiled
    meat (it being hot with no refrigeration in the 1800s)

    I have introduced evey one of my social groups to trifle - they all
    love it, especially when I make it less sweet (and of course add
    the sherry!!)

    I also have the recipe for real Cornish pasties - from Tintagel - oh
    yes.

    I could go on all day....

    Oooo oooo.. Cheddar - from Cheddar.....hurghuuugh....droooool....sigh!

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    Curry - invented by the Brits in India to cover the taste of spoiled meat (it being hot with no refrigeration in the 1800s) I have introduced evey one of my social groups to trifle - they all love it, especially when I make it less sweet (and of course add the sherry!!) I also have the recipe for real Cornish pasties - from Tintagel - oh yes. I could go on all day.... Oooo oooo.. Cheddar - from Cheddar.....hurghuuugh....droooool....sigh!
    Almost forgot....

    Biscuits and gravy look like cat vomit

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    Almost forgot.... Biscuits and gravy look like cat vomit
    And blood/black pudding is attractive?o

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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 mother in law use WORCHESTERSHIRE sauce to brown her gravy, however,
    if you bake your turkey in the oven, save the pan and cook your gravy
    from the pan it would give you the same color.

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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??
    You CANT make Bisto! But you CAN make gravy! I am a British housewife
    married to a USC and I can assure you that there is NOTHING available,
    in the South of USA at least, that comes close to Bisto!

    I seriously miss gravy with my evening meals and the US 'white stuff'
    just does not meet the divide. Unless you can import some Bisto from
    somewhere, and I am told that Publix stocks it but I have not found it
    there myself, you are best to make your own gravy.

    Using the juices from your meat, water, and stock cube of choice (pref.
    beef), up to about 3/4 pint fluid, bring to slow boil. Meantime, mix
    about a tablespoon of ordinary white flour with small amount of very
    cold water to a smooth paste. Using whisk, briskly mix in the paste to
    the simmering stock. This is about as near as you will get and CAN be
    very nice if you get a good meat stock.

    One reason Bisto is SO popular in the UK is that it is commonly sold as
    "instant" Bisto. You simply whisk whilst adding boiling water -
    couldn't be simpler. However, original Bisto was/is a brown powder
    which you need to mix carefully to avoid lumps and gloopiness - a bit
    like the home-made method above.
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    You CANT make Bisto! But you CAN make gravy! I am a British housewife married to a USC and I can assure you that there is NOTHING available, in the South of USA at least, that comes close to Bisto! I seriously miss gravy with my evening meals and the US 'white stuff' just does not meet the divide. Unless you can import some Bisto from somewhere, and I am told that Publix stocks it but I have not found it there myself, you are best to make your own gravy. Using the juices from your meat, water, and stock cube of choice (pref. beef), up to about 3/4 pint fluid, bring to slow boil. Meantime, mix about a tablespoon of ordinary white flour with small amount of very cold water to a smooth paste. Using whisk, briskly mix in the paste to the simmering stock. This is about as near as you will get and CAN be very nice if you get a good meat stock. One reason Bisto is SO popular in the UK is that it is commonly sold as "instant" Bisto. You simply whisk whilst adding boiling water - couldn't be simpler. However, original Bisto was/is a brown powder which you need to mix carefully to avoid lumps and gloopiness - a bit like the home-made method above. GOOD LUCK, BEST REGARDS CARAMEL
    Have someone over in the UK ship you some BISTO. I just had it for the
    first time this past week while we were there visiting. It is much
    better than what we have here. We brought home 8 containers of
    it...............along with an ENTIRE SUITCASE filled with nothing but
    FOOD! Mmmmmmmmm
    We declared it all on the customs form and they let us through with it.
    They asked if we were going to share the chocolates with them at the
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    You CANT make Bisto! But you CAN make gravy! I am a British housewife married to a USC and I can assure you that there is NOTHING available, in the South of USA at least, that comes close to Bisto! I seriously miss gravy with my evening meals and the US 'white stuff' just does not meet the divide. Unless you can import some Bisto from somewhere, and I am told that Publix stocks it but I have not found it there myself, you are best to make your own gravy. Using the juices from your meat, water, and stock cube of choice (pref. beef), up to about 3/4 pint fluid, bring to slow boil. Meantime, mix about a tablespoon of ordinary white flour with small amount of very cold water to a smooth paste. Using whisk, briskly mix in the paste to the simmering stock. This is about as near as you will get and CAN be very nice if you get a good meat stock. One reason Bisto is SO popular in the UK is that it is commonly sold as "instant" Bisto. You simply whisk whilst adding boiling water - couldn't be simpler. However, original Bisto was/is a brown powder which you need to mix carefully to avoid lumps and gloopiness - a bit like the home-made method above. GOOD LUCK, BEST REGARDS CARAMEL
    that...my friends is some real tasty gravy made the proper way. i think
    that when it is made this way, far superior to bisto but bisto is a very
    tasty substitute

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    Have someone over in the UK ship you some BISTO. I just had it for the first time this past week while we were there visiting. It is much better than what we have here. We brought home 8 containers of it...............along with an ENTIRE SUITCASE filled with nothing but FOOD! Mmmmmmmmm We declared it all on the customs form and they let us through with it. They asked if we were going to share the chocolates with them at the airport! LOL
    Hi:

    When we WENT to the UK to visit my expat brother-in-law we took a suit
    case full of oreo cookies and cream soda.

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    Hi: When we WENT to the UK to visit my expat brother-in-law we took a suit case full of oreo cookies and cream soda.
    Just goes to show, "nowt so ***** as folk".

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    I usually opt for the Dandelion and Burdock, with bags and bags of Quavers
    when when me and the wife go back to Utah to visit the in-laws lol



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    Hi: When we WENT to the UK to visit my expat brother-in-law we took a suit case full of oreo cookies and cream soda.
    I'm constantly bringing Cream Soda to my Canadian friends.... and
    they are constantly sending me Smarties, Aero, Caramilk bars and
    ketchup chips!

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    I'm constantly bringing Cream Soda to my Canadian friends.... and they are constantly sending me Smarties, Aero, Caramilk bars and ketchup chips!
    Well I'm heading to Canada on the 15th of this month. What do you want
    me to bring back?

    Right now on our list is

    Diet Pepsi
    Tetley Tea
    Scotch Mints

    Don't hit me but I dislike European chocolate but will bring you back
    some if you want. You know I won't be sampling it.

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    Well I'm heading to Canada on the 15th of this month. What do you want me to bring back? Right now on our list is Diet Pepsi Tetley Tea Scotch Mints Don't hit me but I dislike European chocolate but will bring you back some if you want. You know I won't be sampling it.
    Out of curiosity, what does this have to do with immigration?

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    Out of curiosity, what does this have to do with immigration?
    Since it is a resurrected non-immigration thread what the &*() do you
    care?

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