Chip Butties And More Food Of The World

Today's theme is Postcards for the Weekend is Foods of the world. So I wanted to share a postcard with a recipe (if you can say so) sent by Laura (the UK):


Chip Butties - The easy way!. No more struggles with complicated recipes! 
1. Put two pieces of white bread on a plate, if a plate isn't available use a clean worktop.
2. Spread plenty of real butter on both pieces of bread, no using healthy margarine.
3. Place a big pile of hot chips on your bread.
4 Add ketchup or brown sauce to taste, also lots of salt and pepper.
5. Complete the sandwich by putting the top piece of bread over the chips - magnificent.
Impress your friends it's easy!  

And more British humour, form the famous collection of postcards by Martyn Ford and Peter Legon: How to Be British, also sent by Laura:


Get around in English. Lesson sixteen: How to complain
He: The meat is as tough as old books. How's your fish?
She: It tastes off. And these vegetables are cold.
He: This wine is awful... I asked for dry and they've given us sweet!
She: And look, there's a worm in my side-salad...
Waiter: How is your meal? Is everything all right?
He: Oh, yes, it's all lovely!
She: Excellent, thank you!

And let me share another postcard that fits in the theme. A picture by Harry Gruyaert: Restaurant in Paris, France, 1981.  But it was sent from the United Kingdom, and they serve food from Tunisia...

17 comments:

  1. I love the chip butties card! My younger sister used to make something similar but with mashed potatoes and lots of ketchup so the card brings a big smile to my face. The lesson on how to be English is quite true too I think!

    Great cards, thanks for showing them off.

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    1. Thanks, Helen. I love these cards, too, they made me smile when arrived in my mailbox :)

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  2. I never heard of chips butties before! I should make them one day, sure they will be popular in my house (the kids complain that I always buy wholemeal bread, so finally they have a good reason - this postcard - to have me take white bread :-) )

    Love the English humour cards, and this one is new to me. Great!

    Love the world-citizen-ship of the third card :)

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    1. In Morocco, when you order a sandwich, they have all the ingredients displayed on the bar and you choose: put this, and this... The first times I ate here, as I didn't know the names in Arabic, I just said: "Put a bit of everything". I was rather surprised to discover they put chips between the slices of bread. It has never occurred to me before!

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  3. The hight of British cuisine LOL. Don't forget at the end to squash the two pieces of bread together.

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  4. Recipe straight from the dietician :)

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    1. Not exactly healthy (neither exactly a recipe...):D

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  5. I also haven't heard of chip butties before! I didn't know there can be "fake butter" ... This is an interesting way to eat chips. Thanks for sharing. The other two are also equally interesting; I think I might have seen one or two of the "How to be British" cards when I traveled to London 4 years ago. The last card, linking together 3 countries is sooo international!

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    1. Tunisian food eaten in France: a postcard bought in the United Kingdom, sent to Morocco, exchanged between Spanish women... 5 countries!

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  6. I am glad that the postcards are so popular. I understand there is a version of chip butties made with fish fingers instead.
    Last time I bought "How to be British" postcards, the shop owner informed me that he was the only one selling them in my city, and he gave me one for free!

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    1. That's cool! I bet you are the best customer... :D

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    2. It´s an odd shop. His business is mostly in framing, but he sells some cards and postcards, including vintage photos of Hollywood actors and actresses, for some reason.

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  7. Hi Eva, I got some great smiles from these cards. Your cards are excellent for the link up too!

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    1. Thanks, John . Your comments are always nice ot read :)

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  8. I haven't had a chip buttie in over 2 decades... but now I want one (although my cholesterol says I shouldn't).

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    1. The surprise is to read that you have eaten chip butties! :P

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.