Since Rolly and I attended the same college many years apart, I will excuse his peanut butter and jelly reference. I can say that 6 years of living in India did not make me switch over to the concept of tea and crumpets or strumpets! At the same time in the late 50's and early 60's, British products were easier to come by. Peanut butter was another story. Mom bought fresh un-roasted peanuts at the market and then roasted them in the oven. Then they were processed in the blender to a crunchy texture. Then my father took them to the laboratory at the Exxon refinery to have the concoction homogenized. Lots of work for a peanut butter fix!
One of the finest applications of the British habit of tea and whatever was at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treetops_Hotel After checking in and observing the "quiet signs", we heard a bunch of noise on the roof of the hotel. Turned out that is was the resident monkeys coming in for afternoon tea. Nothing more enlightening that a bunch of monkeys holding a saucer and cup of afternoon tea while sitting on the railing of a jungle hotel! They too preferred the English brands of marmalade! Regards, Neil Albuquerque, NM
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(Veteran) on Oct 16, 2011, 7:48 PM