American Food Website Calls Mince On Toast A 'Traditional British Classic', Twitter Not Happy

It "really is what British cooking is about these days," apparently

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Now look. Here in Britain we take stick for a lot of things, and we take it on the chin.

Having horrible weather. Being rubbish at our national sport. Suffering from a bizarre post-colonial identity complex that sees us make self masochistic political choices no one else in the world can understand. All of it: fair cop.

And food. Food too of course. While our European neighbours are smug pioneers of the gastronomical world, our culinary traditions are basically pastry crusts, mashed potatoes and fried meat. People take the piss out of that too, and we accept it.

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But you have to draw a line somewhere, which is precisely what happened this week when the editor of an American food website tried to tell us 'mince on toast' was a 'quintessential British comfort classic'.

Nick Solares, a Brit who moved to New York at a young age, was visiting London's Quality Chop House in the video for Eater where he made the claim, causing Twitter to kick back.

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In fairness, a few people did claim to remember some variation of mince on toast from their 1970s childhoods.

But even if some people do recall being served something like mince on toast at one time in their lives, at one point in the video Solares claims the dish "really is what British cooking is about these days," which really is bullshit of the highest order.

We're used to taking flak for our food, but at least be accurate when you're doing it.